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Baton Rouge, Get Moving to Protect Your Rear

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 25, 2015 in Diagnosis, Support

logo_gyrigBaton Rouge, it’s time to “Get Your Rear in Gear!”

Baton Rouge residents are invited to raise colorectal cancer awareness at the annual colon cancer 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 18 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center lakes. The 5K race begins at 9:00 AM.

Cancer Q&A: Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 19, 2015 in Treatment

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

QUESTION: What side effects can chemotherapy treatment for cancer cause?

Kick Butts Today

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 18, 2015 in Support

Today is National Kick Butts Day, a movement to educate teenagers and young adults about the dangers and health risks of smoking.

Every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing more than 480,000 people every year.

In Louisiana alone, 7,200 adults die each year from their own tobacco use, costing the state more than $1.89 billion in health care costs.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day — May Luck Be On Your Side Today!

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

Look Good, Feel Good with Woman’s Jewelry Making Class

Posted by: admin on Mar 11, 2015 in Support, Treatment

healingartsLook good, feel good. And the process of looking good can also help you feel good.

Staying active and enjoying a hobby can be therapeutic for patients undergoing cancer treatment, and Woman’s Healing Arts Program brings some creative inspiration to those battling cancer.

Join Woman’s on March 18 and it hosts a Jewelry Making class from 10-11:00 am at the hospital in conference room 5. Using a combination of hands-on learning and printed material, participants will learn about the different kinds of clasps, jewelry findings, stringing materials and chains that are used to make jewelry as well as learn both simple knotting and more intricate techniques such as attaching clasps to chains with needle nose pliers.

Cancer Q&A: Side Effects of Radiation

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 09, 2015 in Treatment

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

QUESTION: What are common side effects of radiation therapy for cancer treatment? 

ANSWER: According to the National Cancer Institute, radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. Radiation works by damaging the DNA in cancer cells so they stop dividing or die. There are two types of radiation therapy — external beam radiation and internal radiation.

5 reasons to Check Your Colon

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 04, 2015 in Diagnosis

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a colonoscopy is the best method to early detection and a better treatment of colon cancer. To schedule your colonoscopy at Woman’s, visit womans.org.

The following post was written by the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Recent studies have shown that up to 70% of Americans with insurance are not up-to-date on their colon cancer screening. This number includes people who are of eligible screening age and have not been screened as well as those who were screened once but have not done the necessary follow-ups or are due for another test.

Unleash Your Creative Side with Woman’s Painting for Fun Class

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 02, 2015 in Support, Treatment

healingartsLooking to unleash your creative side and dabble with a bit of color?

Staying active and enjoying a hobby can be therapeutic for patients undergoing cancer treatment, and Woman’s Healing Arts Program brings some creative inspiration to those battling cancer.

Join Woman’s on March 4 and it hosts a Painting for Fun class from 1-2:30pm at the hospital in conference room 5. Using a choice (or combination) of media available (color pencils, watercolor paints, Sharpies, pencils), the artist will create a work of art and leave with a canvas worthy of any exhibit.

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.

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