• Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    1 year 12 months ago

    CANcer Prevention

    Have you seen a lot of red dresses and hats this February?  Do you know what is behind this trend? The American Heart Association runs a major awareness campaign in February each year called “Go Red for Women,” encouraging people to wear red.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    2 years 2 days ago

    Meals at Your Door

    Does just the idea of grocery shopping make you feel tired or exhausted? Does making a home cooked meal zap all your energy? Do you know a cancer survivor who would benefit from a meal delivered to their home?

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 1 week ago

    Creating Safe and Effective Cancer Treatments: FDA Approval Process for Cancer Drugs

    If you are a cancer survivor who received chemotherapy or immunotherapy at a hospital or treatment center accredited by the Commission on Cancer, the drugs you received we

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 2 weeks ago

    Through the Fog: Managing Chemo Brain

    As a cancer survivor myself, I’ve frequently heard my fellow cancer survivor friends dismiss bouts of forgetfulness or simple mistakes as “chemo brain.” We always chuckle at this joke.

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 3 weeks ago

    Introducing the Caregiver Handbook

    If your loved one or friend has just been diagnosed with cancer, you probably have a lot of questions about being the best caregiver possible. PearlPoint's Caregiver Handbook is a reliable source of information.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    2 years 1 month ago

    The Vitamin K Conundrum

    The blood’s ability to clot or not to clot is often a challenge in cancer care. Some chemotherapy and hormonal medications can increase the risk for blood clots. Lack of physical movement, surgery, and being confined to a bed can also increase this risk.

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 1 month ago

    Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

    As you probably already know, the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) helps people who are uninsured find and purchase health insurance. Open enrollment for coverage in 2016 from the Health Insurance Market Place ends on January 31.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    2 years 1 month ago

    Trends in Hospital Meals

    Due to dropping temperatures and the flu season, there are more admissions to the hospital in winter. Hospital food has a notoriously bad reputation. In fact, when my father refused to eat his hospital meals while struggling with cancer, his physician asked me to bring in his meals from home.

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 1 month ago

    New Year's Resolutions: Focus On More

    Most years my New Year's resolutions focus on less—eat less sugar, spend less money, watch less TV. Sound familiar? Then, when I slip up and indulge in dessert or buy a new dress, I feel like a failure. I beat myself up for wanting things that it's normal to want!

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    2 years 1 month ago

    How To Avoid the Holiday 10lb

    It’s here—the holiday season. Let the parties begin! But, be cautious. Many people gain one to ten pounds over the holidays starting from Halloween or Thanksgiving through the end of year.

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