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Hero’s Battle Brings Renewed Attention to Colon Cancer

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On August 28, Chadwick Boseman passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was only 43. Some of his greatest movies – including “42”, “Marshall”, and the billion-dollar grossing hit “Black Panther”, about the Marvel Comics superhero – were sometimes filmed during and between multiple surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. His death has returned attention to a disease with...

5 Ways to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life. Everyone, women and men, should want to do their part to raise awareness and do their part to find a cure. Whether you’re a breast cancer survivor, know someone who is combatting the disease, or just want to increase awareness and join the fight against breast cancer, here are 5 ways to do a lot...

Need A Really Good Reason to Exercise? How About Cancer Prevention?

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If this doesn’t get you off the couch, we don’t know what will. According to a 2018 report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, positive lifestyle changes such as exercising could cut cancer diagnoses in half. A joint study by The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society showed that exercise can reduce the risk of...

What You Eat (And Don’t Eat) Could Help Prevent Cancer

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When it comes to cancer prevention, the saying “You are what you eat” may apply. We might also add: “You aren’t what you DON’T eat.” According to the World Cancer Research Fund, about 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are linked to excess body fat, physical inactivity, too much alcohol, and last but not least, poor nutrition. Processed foods are the main...

How to Detect a Stroke FAST

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According to the American Stroke Association, patients who arrive at the emergency room within three hours of their first symptoms often have less disability three months after a stroke than those whose treatment is delayed. However, according to a recent survey, only 38% were aware of all the major symptoms and knew to call 911 when someone was having a stroke. How do you know if...

“Stroke of Insight” Brain Scientist Awarded Indiana’s Highest Civilian Honor

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s massive stroke at age 37 changed everything. Including how we think about brain recovery. In 1996, Taylor was living the dream, studying neuroanatomy at Harvard. A stroke was the last thing she expected. “I’m a busy woman!” she recalls thinking. “I don’t have time for a stroke!” During her eight years of recovery, she became her...

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