Lymphedema–What Is It?

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If you are facing surgery for breast cancer or another condition such as melanoma of the arm or leg, you might be at risk for a condition called lymphedema. When swelling, or edema, involves the body’s lymphatic system, fluid gets …

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DO’s and DON’Ts: Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping


As grocery stores have become bigger—offering everything from breakfast cereal to printer cartridges– they have also become a bit overwhelming. When shopping for food, simpler is better. And simpler is usually healthier as well. Here are some tips for healthy …

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Is Abnormal Breast Tissue Something To Worry About?

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If you’ve ever had a breast tissue biopsy and have been told by your doctor that you have “abnormal breast tissue” or you hear the term “atypical hyperplasia”, you might want to consider having another discussion. Atypical hyperplasia (AH) refers …

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Good News for Coffee Lovers

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Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may do more than just make you jittery. It may actually do you good. Research data has shown that high levels of caffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk …

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Is a Vaccine Against Breast Cancer Remotely Possible?

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Maybe. Recent studies have shown that a new breast cancer vaccine is safe to administer to people. The studied vaccine essentially causes an increase in the body’s immune cells that attack mammaglobin-A (a breast cancer-related toxin also known as MAM-A). …

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The Cold, Not-So-Hard Truth about Exercising With Breast Implants

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As we soldier through winter days and frigid temperatures, those of us with breast implants know only too well that keeping toasty is no small task. And, if you participate in sports or exercise throughout the season, the challenge can …

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Can You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions?


If you’re the kind of person who makes New Year’s resolutions every December 31st, then there’s one you should add to the list: keeping them. Once the holiday parties are over and the year comes to a close, many view …

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Distracted Driving is Dangerous

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The other day, I saw a woman driving her car holding a cigarette with one hand and a cell phone to her ear with the other. All while a dog was sitting on her lap. To many, this may sound …

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Need a Holiday Gift for a Breast Cancer Patient?


Do you need the perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one facing cancer surgery? You want to show caring for your friend and sensitivity toward the challenge she faces. A BFFLBag® is a thoughtful, helpful, uplifting and comforting gift! Watch this …

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Spinach: The True Superfood


Kale may be getting all the attention lately, but in my opinion spinach is the tried and true superfood. Ranked as one of the healthiest vegetables, and for good reason, this bright leafy green, which is one of my favorites, …

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Cancer and the Holidays


Caring for a loved one with cancer is particularly challenging during the holidays. Here are some common-sense tips to help you navigate the next six weeks with grace, joy and peace. (We first published this two years ago, and it was so …

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Ebola Is in the News, but the Flu is Just around the Corner


Ebola has been the lead story in the news lately, and our hearts go out both to those who are bravely battling the virus and to the heroic health care workers who are putting themselves in harm’s way to care for …

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