For those with a cancer diagnosis, healthy lifestyle behaviors may improve outcomes, quality of life, and self-esteem. Choosing these healthy lifestyle behaviors may lower your risk for developing certain cancers. This week's bulletin features a Kale, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranate salad that will make a wonderful side dish to your Thanksgiving meal.
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of high-energy particles to treat cancer and other noncancerous conditions. This article will inform you about what radiation therapy is, how it’s used, and what to expect when going through treatment.
Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by one-sided facial pain. If diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, many different treatment options are available to help reduce or block the pain signal to the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery is one type of treatment that is able to reduce the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia.
The radish is a member of the same plant family as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collards. This root vegetable is easy to grow in a home garden and is a good source of vitamins A and C and calcium. This bulletin contains a festive-looking salad that makes a refreshing and healthy side dish during this holiday season.
Studies have shown that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts, has the potential to prevent cancer and inhibit the increase in the number of tumor cells that can cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day as part of a cancer prevention strategy.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans discard about 19% of vegetables and 14% of fruits they buy because of improper storage and quick ripening of certain fruits and vegetables. In this bulletin, you will find some produce storing hacks to help reduce food waste and to help protect your budget.
Cancer screenings are important because they can help detect cancer even if no symptoms are showing. Some recommended screening tests include breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers because of the benefits of detecting cancer early. This article contains information on the recommended guidelines for adults, based upon age.
Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood because of their great health benefits. These include being fat-free, low sodium, high in fiber, and packed with different vitamins. Check out this sweet potato ravioli recipe in this week's Karen's Wellness Bulletin.
Tobacco is addictive and many people struggle to stop smoking even though they know it is bad for their health. Recent studies have shown that vapors from e-cigarettes may develop into lung cancer. Dr. Perkins discusses the study further in this article.
Chard is sought after because of its large, crinkly green leaves. It comes in different colors that include yellow, purple, or red. In addition, all chard varieties are rich in vitamins A, C, and K. Young chard leaves can be eaten raw in salads, but when chard matures, it tastes best steamed, boiled, roasted, sautéed, or in a stew.