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Tell me about genetic testing

New technology in laboratory medicine has been emerging at a rapid rate in recent years.  Medical journals are publicizing new information so fast it can be difficult to keep up with all the advancements.  Genetic testing analyzes human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, protein or certain metabolites.  It can determine changes that may cause illness or disease, [...]

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Ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is hereditary, and is a risk factor for ovarian and other cancers. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations are identified yearly. Did you know? A patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age meets National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome clinical [...]

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Vote Here for the Pink Glove Dance!

Click here to vote:  pinkglovedance.com. Remember that you can vote once per day, per e-mail address! On the line: up to $50,000 in prizes for cancer charities! Please help spread the word about this great cause! There will be a bracketing system during this year’s voting period. After week one, only the 10 videos with [...]

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The Silent Killer

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer often has few symptoms in the early stages of the disease, or the symptoms are non-specific and could result from many other less harmful conditions in the body. Because ovarian cancer has few, non-specific symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, it is often [...]

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Improving Self-Esteem in Children and Adolescents

The way we feel about ourselves has a huge impact on the way we treat ourselves and others, and on the kinds of choices we make.  Many parents question how to help raise their children’s self esteem. Parents can model healthy self esteem by their own words and actions Parents can sincerely praise their children [...]

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Some body basics

Have you ever wondered about how the food you eat gets turned into your new body cells, tissues and organs? And then, how what you eat will be the building blocks for a great body build or how what you lack will set your body up for weakness, poor function and possibly disease or injury? [...]

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Think twice before serving alcoholic beverages this summer

In 2014, the World Health Organization issued a report concluding that no amount of alcohol is safe. Alcohol was labeled a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) in 1988. It has long been known to increase cancer risk of the mouth and throat especially when combined with smoking. Over the past 10 years, researchers are now learning [...]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance

One whirlwind week:  12 hours of filming at eight locations with 400 dancers wearing 800 pink gloves. Whew! The result: our 2014 Pink Glove Dance video! This year we were absolutely humbled by the participation of so many cancer survivors in our filming. Behind the scenes, we got to learn a little more about these [...]

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What breast feeding moms should know about weight loss

While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeeding, one of the most common concerns relates to frustration at not losing all their pregnancy weight. Not eating enough calories is the biggest barrier to weight loss success during breastfeeding. Many times moms incorrectly believe that cutting calories is the key to weight [...]

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