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Signs along My Road Trip through Cancer

by Jody Winsick-Soluri

My journey through leukemia over the past six years has seemed somewhat like a road trip to an undetermined destination. Along the way, I’ve encountered several road signs, just as you would on any period of extended travel.

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Words of Wisdom from “The Running Rabbi”

by Rabbi Hirshel Jaffe

In 1978, I bounded across the finish line of the New York City Marathon wearing a shirt identifying me as “The Running Rabbi.” I was equally as tireless in my calling as a rabbi in Newburgh, NY. I had marched for civil rights in the 1960s, rallied to free Soviet Jews, and in 1980 visited the hostages held in Iran. I’d never been sick in my life. I felt indestructible. That was then.

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by Glen Kirkpatrick

1: A person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system
2: A person or thing excluded from a group; an outsider

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Three Life-Changing Words

by Darren Neuberger

“You have cancer.” It’s funny how three words can stop you in your tracks and send you to a place of uncertainty and confusion. That was my reality when I was told that I had cancer at age 34. A nagging cough for seven months was my only noticeable symptom, but thanks to the persistence of my wife, Jaylene, I am alive and extremely well today, almost seven years after treatment.

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American Cancer Society Nutrition Guidelines Stress Need for Supportive Environment

Updated guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society stress the importance of creating social and physical environments that support healthy behaviors. The report includes updated recommendations for individual choices regarding diet and physical activity patterns, but emphasizes that those choices occur within a community context that can either help or hinder healthy behaviors.

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Yoga May Help with Fatigue-related Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

A common side effect of cancer treatment is fatigue: approximately one-third of cancer patients experience persistent fatigue. According to a new research study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, yoga may help breast cancer survivors deal with fatigue.

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The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Shave Their Heads for a Cause

Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit shave their heads in support of Staff Sgt. Andrew Paine and his niece.

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Been There, Done That

by Kimberly Srock Fields

The last time I went in for a round of post-transplant tests and reassurances that I am, indeed, still in remission, I visited the X-ray division once again. As I sat in the waiting area holding a red beeper and the key to locker #13, I was struck by a sense of recognition as I watched the young couple sitting near me.

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