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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Give Thanks and Be Healthy

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 26, 2014 in Nutrition

The following post is written by Amber McGuerty and Paula Meeks at Woman’s Food and Nutrition Services

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, remember to be thankful for your health and continue to practice good nutrition habits. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a dish to share, you can modify your recipes to have less fat, sugar and calories without sacrificing taste and quality.

How Breast Cancer Awareness Month led to a Thankful November

Posted by: Connie McLeod on Nov 25, 2014 in Diagnosis

I think of my life as a creative journey and I recently came upon an intersection that I had not foreseen. October was breast cancer awareness month. I’m keenly aware of this because it’s my job to help promote it. I work for a woman’s specialty hospital in marketing.

While working on an ad campaign for mammography, a lump was found during my annual mammogram. I’m also working on the Cancer Annual Report and this year’s focus is breast cancer. I became the patient I was creating ads for and a possible statistic in the technical report that I help to design. When I got a call after my mammogram from the head of Imaging, I knew that she wasn’t calling me about advertising.  

A Healthy Alternative to Cranberry Sauce

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 24, 2014 in Nutrition

cranberry-sauce-webThe following post is written by  Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

With every holiday season comes our favorite treats, casseroles and cocktails.  One holiday tradition many of us have in common is the unwanted but accepted weight gain.  Accepted because we have a New Year around the corner and losing the extra pounds will be part of our New Year’s Resolution.

A favorite holiday treat to many is cranberry sauce, but the sweet and sour side has 105 calories and 27 total carbs per each ¼ cup serving.

Cancer Q&A: Caring for a Caregiver

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 20, 2014 in Support

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What are some of the best ways for a patient’s caregiver to take care of themselves?

7 Reasons to Choose Woman’s for Your Mammogram

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 19, 2014 in Diagnosis, Support

At Woman’s, we strive to provide exceptional care. We’ve taken thoughtful measures to make sure you have a positive experience with us. Here are seven reasons why you should choose Woman’s for your mammogram:

Cancer Fighting Foods & Antioxidants

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 17, 2014 in Nutrition

wcwMounting evidence shows that the most promising defense against cancer is what we eat. A healthy diet rich in cancer fighting foods and antioxidants can reduce cancer risk.

To help patients discover which foods are best for fighting cancer, Woman’s Center for Wellness presents Cancer Fighting Foods and Antioxidants at 11:30 AM on Nov. 20.

Join our dietitians to learn what a healthy diet to fight cancer should look like.

Cooking for the Mind, Body & Soul

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 13, 2014 in Nutrition, Support

Join us Nov. 21 for a fun class as we kick back, make new friends and prepare a healthy meal.

This fun, interactive class is great for newly diagnosed patients or survivors looking for ways to incorporate healthier meal options, and the Nov. 21 class is geared toward oncology patients and is free to oncology patients and survivors.

Happy Veteran’s Day from Living with Cancer

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Thank you, veterans, for your service!

Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K Is This Weekend

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Nov 10, 2014 in Support

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It’s time to lace up your running shoes, ladies. The third annual Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K is right around the corner, and now is the time to get your training plan finalized and register to run, walk or volunteer.

What sets the Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K apart from other road races around the region? For starters, it’s the only races geared exclusively toward women and the celebration of the health of women and infants in south Louisiana.

The Woman’s Half Marathon and 10K offers runners the unique option to choose their running distance, even during the event. If training didn’t quite prepare a runner to tackle the half – or if she’s just ready to start the post-race party – she can simply turn north on the 10K course.

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