Archive for March 2018

Prostate Cancer Survivor, Alcide Hebert

The Louisiana native, Alcide Hebert, discovered he had prostate cancer after his Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels doubled within in a year. The first urologist recommended “the wait and see method” which Alcide didn’t agree with since his PSA numbers had doubled in a year. Alcide was worried his numbers would jump before the next visit…

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5 Common Myths About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States. You can reduce your risk by managing your diet, weight, physical activity and by avoiding tobacco. If it’s found and treated early, the 5-year survival rate for colorectal cancer patients is 90%. As Colorectal Awareness Month comes to an end,…

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Beating Prostate Cancer — Motorcyclist Jerral Waguespack

“Proton therapy was way easier than hernia surgery” After several tests and biopsies, doctors confirmed that Jerral Waguespack had prostate cancer. Without any hesitation, Jerral’s doctor recommended surgery for his prostate cancer. Jerral’s doctor dismissed proton therapy as a form of treatment since he considered it an experimental treatment. After sharing his diagnosis with his…

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NASA Engineer Finally Gets Approved for Proton Therapy Treatment

You or someone you know has probably experienced challenges with a health insurance company such as billing issues, getting a procedure approved or appealing a denial. The latter was the case for NASA engineer Derek Willingham. Insurance denied proton therapy twice, Derek’s mom persisted Derek was not only denied proton therapy once, but twice. With…

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Snack Ideas & Turkey Chili Recipe

  March is National Nutrition Month — a time to celebrate food while making healthy food choices. We want to help you make informed food choices and develop healthy eating habits. You can do so by adding healthy foods and beverages from all the five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy to…

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