Category Archives: Cancer Care

Nourish Yourself with Flavored Water

Nourish Yourself with Flavored Water Kim McCorquodale RD We all know that drinking more water is beneficial. Some of the many benefits include flushing out toxins, helping to keep your energy up, and reducing those feeling of “fake” hunger and … Continue reading

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Teen tanning raises risk for skin cancer

Sept. 7, 2014—Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, and a report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that teenagers aren’t doing all they can to keep their skin cells protected. … Continue reading

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Smokers: Quitting is easier with medication, counseling

Sept. 5, 2014—It takes more than a pep talk to help hospitalized smokers stop lighting up after leaving the hospital, according to a recent study in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. To boost their odds of quitting, … Continue reading

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Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy

Aug. 22, 2014—New research suggests that taking an aspirin a day could keep cancer away. But that doesn’t mean you should rush to the drugstore and stock up. Taking an aspirin a day for at least five years may indeed lower … Continue reading

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Grief recovery groups beginning this fall

Living with Loss—an 8-week discussion-based course working through the book Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class Tuesdays from 6 – 7 … Continue reading

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Many cancer survivors struggle to quit smoking, study says

Aug. 20, 2014—Many cancer survivors continue to smoke. Some do so every day, and they keep smoking for years. That’s the finding of a study published online in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Here, researchers examined … Continue reading

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HPV vaccines work, but too few kids get these shots

Aug. 14, 2014—The vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent several types of cancer. But while health experts recommend the shots for boys and girls at age 11 or 12, the number of adolescents who are getting vaccinated is … Continue reading

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How to help a friend with cancer

Someone you care about is facing cancer, and you want—very much—to support your friend. But you don’t know what to say or do. You’re hardly alone with how you feel. For many of us, cancer is a frightening disease, and … Continue reading

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Washington ranks high in skin cancer

Washington ranks high in skin cancer Cloudy and grey doesn’t keep melanoma away Courtesy of The WA State Department of Health OLYMPIA — Puget Sound, if it were a state by itself, would rank fourth in the nation for skin … Continue reading

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Beer and BBQing

Kim McCorquodale RD, CSO As our weather gets warmer, many of you are probably barbequing more often. And, what goes together better than a BBQ and an icy cold beer? Unfortunately, there has been research of late that points to … Continue reading

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