Fitness Can Be A Lifeline For Cancer Survivors

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Mental and physical stress is definitely two everyday factors in the life of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Though a cancer diagnosis of any kind (including common cancers such as breast cancer and even rare cancers like mesothelioma) can cause anxiety and stress, there is something that cancer survivors can do to help improve their day-to-day well being. Cancer patients who exercise consistently have been shown to have lower mortality rates and better quality of life than those patients who are inactive. It may not be the first thing on the mind of a survivor after they come home … [Read more...]

Pink Ribbon Restorative Yoga for Healing and Recovery


In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this article highlights the amazing work of two Naples, FL yoga instructors, LiRa Bennett and Gretchen Ross. They are the founders of Pink Ribbon Restorative Yoga, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women and men heal and find strength in their journeys with varying illnesses, but who mostly are in recovery from cancer. I had the honor of taking one of their three weekly classes, and I experienced first-hand the love, caring and grace that emanates from these two women. Their class is specially geared to the needs … [Read more...]

5 Cancer Prevention Tips that May Save your Life

October  is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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July 2011 Letter from the Editor:UV Safety Month

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Summer is in full swing!  Hopefully you’re enjoying the warm weather and finding some fun family activities to enjoy outdoors while school is out.  If you and your family share many outdoor sports and hobbies, it can be tempting to stay outside rather than indoors.  On the other hand, if you live in climates that become too hot for comfort, you may naturally limit your time in order to cool off in the air conditioning.  However you enjoy your fun in the sun, we invite you to honor UV Safety Month with us this July, as sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Did you know that … [Read more...]