Archive for April 2018

Why Should You Consider Gardening?

Spring is here and a great time to start gardening. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, gardening can be an ideal form of exercise because it combines three types of physical activity: Strength — increases by pushing a wheelbarrow or carrying bags of soil Endurance — builds by raking leaves, digging, or shoveling…

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Overcoming Head and Neck Cancer for the Second Time

When Ja Uthayanaka began experiencing a familiar pain in her jaw in December 2016, she quickly contacted her doctor. After completing an MRI and biopsy, her doctor confirmed the adenoid cystic carcinoma had returned. Although 10 years had gone by since she battled cancer, Ja distinctly remembered the physical suffering she endured at that time.…

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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Although anyone can get oral cancer, it is more common amongst people who smoke regularly, have a diet low in fruits and vegetables, and drink alcohol. It can affect your tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, salivary glands, lips and gums. Also, there has been an ongoing rise in cases of oral…

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