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Oats: The Grain of the Month

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 26, 2015 in Nutrition, Treatment

The following post is written by Paula Meeks, registered dietitian with Woman’s Hospital.

oatOats are naturally sweet and are the most widely-eaten grains. Adding oats to our daily diet helps to reduce cholesterol and thus may reduce the risk of heart disease. It may also help people with diabetes by keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Most people eat oats as a breakfast cereal, but oats can be used in many other types of recipes. Oats can be used as a coating to create a crunchy topping with fish or chicken, to make a pilaf, or to extend meatloaf and burgers and can be added to stews and casseroles.

Get All You Health Questions Asked at Pennington’s Wellness Day for Women

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 25, 2015 in Diagnosis, Nutrition

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From heart health to cancer screenings, diabetes testing to bone density exams, this Saturday is your chance to get all your health questions answered at the 15th annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women.

Doctors from all across Baton Rouge – including Woman’s OB/GYN Dr. Terrie Thomas – will be on hand.

Cancer Q&A: Tell Me About My Biopsy

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 19, 2015 in Diagnosis

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

QUESTION: I will be having a biopsy soon to test for cancer. What will happen during the biopsy?

 ANSWER: A biopsy is one of the diagnostic tests a doctor may use to analyze suspicious cells. The type of biopsy requested depends on the type of cancer suspected or the location of the cells in question. According to the National Cancer Institute, the different biopsy methods include:

5 Steps to a Healthier Heart

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but it is preventable and controllable. Take steps this month to keep your heart healthy.

heartHeart disease is a major problem in the United States. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease —that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.

The situation is alarming, but there is good news—heart disease is preventable and controllable. Taking small steps every day can reduce your risk and bring you and your loved ones closer to a healthy heart.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Finding Love – and Relaxation – This Valentine’s Day

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 12, 2015 in Emotions, Support

Who needs another box of chocolates? Valentine’s Day is meant to be an opportunity to show your love, and Cupid’s arrow shouldn’t mean stressing out about flowers, chocolate and a romantic restaurant dinner.

For those going through cancer treatment or caregivers of cancer patients, pampering goes a long way.

LSU Goes Pink for Annual Play4Kay Game

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 11, 2015 in Support

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LSU’s Women’s basketball team is adding a little pink to go with their regular purple and gold.

On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Lady Tigers will hold their annual Play4Kay Pink Game in efforts to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and all other cancers that affect women in our lives. LSU will host Georgia at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center at 7:00 PM.

Heart-Healthy Classes from Woman’s Center for Wellness

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 09, 2015 in Uncategorized

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but it is preventable and controllable. Take steps this month to keep your heart healthy.

Looking for ways to make your lifestyle heart healthy? Woman’s Center for Wellness can help with its heart-centered classes this month.

From nutritious eating to lifestyle changes, Woman’s experts can help you keep your heart healthy for a long time. For more classes and programs and to register, visit www.womans.org/classes.

Throw Me Something Healthy, Mister: A Low-Fat King Cake for Carnival Season

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 05, 2015 in Nutrition

Mardi GrasWith Mardi Gras right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on beads, mark your parade routes and pull your purple, green and gold wardrobe out of the closet. But what Mardi Gras would be complete without Louisiana’s sweetest holiday treat – a king cake?

While the high-sugar, high-carb, high-calorie and high-just about everything king cakes found in area bakeries can leave your diet with a hangover the following Wednesday, there are healthier options so you can have your king cake and eat it, too.

Go Purple Today to Mark World Cancer Day 2014

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Feb 04, 2015 in Uncategorized

The following post was written by the American Cancer Society.

What if the entire world joined forces to fight cancer? Tuesday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, a time when organizations and individuals around the world send a message: Ending cancer should be a global health priority.

This year the UICC will focus on dispelling damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer.

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