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Shaping Exercise Into Something That’s Anything but Routine

By on June 12th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Movement is medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. – Carol Welch

First, a confession: I’m an exercise addict. “Just do it?” Well, I’ve done it AND loved it: running, tennis, biking, skiing, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and boot camp workouts. I cherish the memory of feeling fit and running 6 miles on a beautiful sunny morning the day before my …

For Our Mothers and Others — 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Environmental Estrogens

By on May 8th, 2013 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Spring: birds singing and nesting, hyacinths and lilac perfuming the air, delicate daffodils and vibrant tulips decorating homes and gardens — a yearly reminder of nature’s beauty, fertility, and that she is our source of life and sustenance. No wonder we’ve personified nature as a mother. We celebrate Mother Earth each spring with her own day, Earth Day. Spring is also the time of year …

What My Patients Are Asking: How Bad Is the Flu This Year?

By on January 30th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, News

The rumor going around the hospital right now is that this flu* season is unusually bad. My colleagues and I have definitely seen some pretty sick  patients. When Burt Reynolds ended up in a Florida ICU with the flu, my patients started to take notice.

So how bad is the flu this year?

First of all, we don’t really know yet because flu season typically …

What, Me Worry? And Worry, and Worry

By on March 29th, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I know a woman who has lived more than 30 years after a diagnosis of estrogen-negative breast cancer. When I asked her recently if she still worried about it returning, she said, “Not really.” I love that the fear eventually goes away, but I hope it is far sooner than 30 years, as by then I will be 90 and, at the rate I am …

Chemotherapy and Exercise

By on February 1st, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, News, Treatment & Side Effects

When you go through chemotherapy, in addition to the preoccupation of whether or not it will effectively destroy the cancer cells, you may be concerned about how to retain your physical fitness during treatment.

If you are an endorphin junkie like I am, you’ll find that keeping up with an exercise program during chemotherapy, if you are physically able to, is a good way to …

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