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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Stay Healthy – Keep Moving!

You don’t have to trek to the gym to exercise. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, build strength, and stay limber right in the comfort of your own home.   Exercise is a proven breast-cancer preventive: women who exercise are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than more sedentary women.    Yet too many of us... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Not So Harmless: Breast Cancer Awareness Games

“Black” “On the washing machine” “I flashed my boobs to get out of a ticket.”   What do these have in common?  They are all possible Facebook posts from people participating in breast cancer awareness games.   It all seems harmless enough.  Someone asks a “secret” question. ... Read moreChevron
Laura Zigman

Laura Zigman, Health Guide

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Author of Piece of Work

"You Should Apologize For Saying You Had Cancer (Because The NYTs Says It Probably Wasn't Cancer)"

  There was a piece recently in the New York Times about cancer. This, in and of itself, isn't unusual, since there are many pieces in the New York Times about cancer. What was unusual was what the piece suggested: Cancer should be renamed. Some cancers aren't really cancer, even though they're still called... Read moreChevron
Jennie Roe

Jennie Roe, Health Guide

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I'm in my 50s and still learning how to manage RA following my diagnosis in June 2010.

Adapting to Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I stand amidst the chaos of moving boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape, preparing for the imminent move from the home I love, I can't help musing over how much my life has changed in the last year since I was diagnosed with RA.   We bought this home a little over three years ago ... our own little piece of Heaven on Earth, in a small rural... Read moreChevron

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