Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups

Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups In recognition of breast cancer, we want to share resources available in our community. #YouDontHaveToFaceThisAlone Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers many free programs to help patients and family members cope with their cancer diagnosis. With a goal to reduce stress, increase health, mobility and balance, and most importantly have fun […]

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Let’s Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical Physical activity is important in all phases of life and it can be very helpful for people recently diagnosed with cancer, as well as for patients in remission. Some of the effects of physical activity are quickly apparent in patients’ overall wellness or quality of life. Exercise can reduce fatigue, maintain or […]

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You Have Cancer

You Have Cancer: Those are three of the most frightening words a person can hear. The person will experience the emotional stress of living with a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment, the fear of recurrence, and the distress imposed by living with the day-to-day physical problems of the disease. All of that can create new psychological distress or […]

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Design the life you love

Design the life you love One of the best wellness practices that you can do to move forward in your life, or release past hurts and struggles, is to truly BE with the emotion when it comes up. Take a moment to ask yourself: Why am I feeling this way? Where is this emotion or […]

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Monthly Breast Self Exam

 Monthly Breast Self Exam THE BEST DETECTION IS EARLY DETECTION It is never too early to start monthly breast self exams. Below are different ways to perform this exam. Experts recommend that women begin monthly self-examinations at age 20. The best time to do this is a couple of days after your period, when your […]

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Ask Your OBGYN

BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT Ask Your OBGYN Am I on any medications that will affect my pregnancy? • If you have hypertension, controlling your high blood pressure is important during pregnancy. But certain blood pressure medications are not compatible with pregnancy.Your doctor can change your medication before you conceive to one that is more compatible […]

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Clean Living

For many years now, we have more aware of toxins in our environment, and in some of the foods that are considered “safe” in our grocery stores. We have learned the importance of reading labels and paying attention to what we put in and on our bodies. We are exposed to toxins daily without even […]

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A Clean Glass of Water

Reasons You Should Drink From Glass Protecting the Environment Last year 30 billion plastic water bottles were sold in the United States alone. Eighty percent end up in land fills or are burned in incinerators, which release toxic pollution into the air.   Safeguarding Health Unlike plastic, glass does not contain any harmful chemicals such […]

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