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A Healthy Alternative to Spinach Madeleine

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 18, 2014 in Nutrition

spinach madelineThe following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

With the holidays here and so much to get done, your family’s nutrition may be at the back of your mind. But a few simple tricks can turn holiday staples into healthy meals.

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 spinach madeleine, but the cheese and butter added to the spinach gives the side 280 calories and 23 grams of fat per each 2/3 cup serving. 

2D vs. 3D Mammogram

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 17, 2014 in Diagnosis

3D technology has evolved past television and movies and made its way to medical technology with Woman’s 3D mammography.

Unlike a standard 2D mammogram, which only sees the breast tissue is a single, flat image, 3D imaging puts together hundreds of images to give doctors a more comprehensive and clearer view of the breast.

A Healthy Alternative to Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 15, 2014 in Nutrition

The following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

With the holidays here and so much to get done, your family’s nutrition may be at the back of your mind. But a few simple tricks can turn holiday staples into healthy meals.

sweetcasseroleWith 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 sweet holiday treat during Christmastime is a candied sweet potato pie or casserole. Sweet potatoes are a healthier potato option, but the sugar and starches in a ¾ cup serving contains 315 calories, 15 grams of fat and more than 43 grams of carbohydrates. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, check out our recipe for Sweet Potato Bites below.

A Healthy Alternative to Pineapple-Honey Glazed Ham

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 11, 2014 in Nutrition

The following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

With the holidays here and so much to get done, your family’s nutrition may be at the back of your mind. But a few simple tricks can turn holiday staples into healthy meals.

hamWith 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, especially around Christmas, is a pineapple-honey glazed ham. But the sugar and fat in a 6 ounce serving of ham contains 332 calories, 14 grams of fat and 20 grams of carbohydrates.

Holiday Gift Guide for People Facing Cancer

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 10, 2014 in Support, Surgery, Treatment

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The holidays are here, which means there’s a lot to do and no time to do it. By now you have the tree decorated, the lights shining outside and the stockings hung by the fireplace, but if you’re like many people during the holidays, you’re still a few gifts shy of finishing your shopping list – or, maybe (gulp) you haven’t even started!

Choosing the perfect holiday gift can be a stressful task, but we’re here to help. The Living With Cancer blog talked to Woman’s Oncology Social Worker Robin Maggio and Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Tracy Johnson to find the perfect present or stocking stuffer for someone battling cancer.

Cancer Q&A: Follow-up Care

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 04, 2014 in Treatment

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

QUESTION: I am finishing my cancer treatment soon. What can I expect in regards to follow-up care?

ANSWER: After treatment, choose a doctor to provide follow-up care to check for reoccurrence or for problems that may develop due to treatment. This may be your oncologist, a medical specialist or your family doctor. Your choice might be limited or decided by your insurance in some cases.

3D Mammography Goes to the (Origami) Birds

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 03, 2014 in Diagnosis

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Oh, Origami Tree. Oh, Origami Tree. How pink are your branches!

Walk into the main entrance of Woman’s Hospital and you’ll be greeted by a tree covered in bright pink and snow white birds. No need to worry about the mess though as these avian creatures are made of paper.

No worries. Woman’s birds won’t fly away.

Woman’s constructed the tree to show how a flat piece of paper can become a three-dimensional objest with great detail. That’s the same effect with Woman’s 3D mammograms. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists view inside the breast, layer-by-layer. The benefits are clearer, more precise images that allow doctors to effectively identify abnormalities and diagnose breast cancer in its earliest stages.

Happy and Healthy Holiday Tips

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Dec 01, 2014 in Nutrition

The 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.

Does this sound familiar yet?

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.

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