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Top 5 Reasons to Give a Charitable Donation for Christmas

Top 5 Reasons to Give a Charitable Donation for Christmas

Posted by on 2:25 pm in Charitable Giving, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This time of year, the malls and online stores are filled with shoppers, eager to purchase the perfect gift for friends and loved ones near and far. We may be biased, but one of our favorite things to do at Christmas is to give a charitable donation in lieu of presents.

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Words of Wisdom From 16-Year Breast Cancer Survivor, Cathy Ledvina

Words of Wisdom From 16-Year Breast Cancer Survivor, Cathy Ledvina

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The holiday season is a time of remembrance. We relive our favorite memories around the dinner table, exchange gifts with those who helped make them, and mourn those no longer with us. This December, Cathy Ledvina has an extraordinary milestone to commemorate: her sixteenth year as a breast cancer survivor.

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Part 1 Q&A: Meet the UCLA Research Team

Part 1 Q&A: Meet the UCLA Research Team

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Amidst the setbacks and complexities of their research, the team works diligently toward the goal of expanding and improving our understanding of how cancer works and how it can be treated. I posed some questions to a few of the researchers in the Weidhaas research group.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on 12:22 pm in Breast Cancer | 0 comments

Many of you may know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  With those startling statistics, it’s almost a guarantee this disease will touch all of us in some way.  Perhaps you have been diagnosed with breast cancer yourself, years ago or within the last few months. Or perhaps you are one of the 7 in 8 who will avoid it, but your mother, best friend, colleague, aunt, or spouse will not.

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Menopause & Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy

Menopause & Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted by on 12:27 pm in HRT, menopause | 0 comments

For the large majority of us who suffer one or more symptoms of menopause, we can all agree that it is NO FUN. So what can we do about it? According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), a leading group of health care providers who specialize in health issues for women at perimenopause and beyond, hormone replacement therapy (also known as estrogen replacement therapy or hormone therapy) remains the most effective treatment for the symptoms of menopause. But wait! Isn’t hormone replacement therapy bad for you?

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Why “Self Care” is not “Selfish”

Why “Self Care” is not “Selfish”

Posted by on 2:22 pm in Stories | 0 comments

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are no strangers to the adverse effects chemotherapy can have on one’s body, mind, and spirit. Despite these setbacks, Mirakind community member and blogger, Heather Trojan, refuses to let her cancer treatment lead her to a toxic life. Diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011, Heather believes that “self care” is not “selfish,” but rather noticed the correlation between a particularly stressful time in her life and when her doctor believes the cancer first erupted.

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