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The Breast Cancer Few People Talk About

During October, which is breast cancer awareness month, you will hear a lot about how one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and that it is the second leading cause of death among women….

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Ways to Support a Friend in Breast Cancer Treatment

Finding out a friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be extremely difficult news. What should you say? What can you do to show her you care? Many organizations will raise awareness and funds this October in recognition of Breast Cancer…

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Pink Concrete Truck Drives Breast Cancer Awareness in Traverse City Area 

It’s not every day that you see a pink concrete mixing truck on construction job sites. For Vicky Long, it’s been her everyday ride for the past five years, but the novelty stands for something bigger than herself. Long works…

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The grieving process of a breast cancer diagnosis

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   Everyone has different responses to a breast cancer diagnosis.  Once the immediate shock wears off, people can go through a…

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What You Should Know About Getting a Mammogram

Many women are apprehensive when it comes to getting a mammogram. Whether it’s a fear of what the result may be or a hesitation after hearing the process is uncomfortable, we’re here to remind you that the benefits outweigh the…

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LaughFest: Laughter Yoga Helped Instructor Reclaim Her Joy

If laughter is the best medicine, laughter yoga could be the prescription you’re looking for. It was for Angēla Essick Dykes, who is leading a series of laughter yoga sessions throughout LaughFest. During a laughter yoga session, participants take part…

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Are You Ignoring These 10 Cancer Warning Signs?

People experiencing early cancer symptoms often chalk them up to something less serious, a recent study found. Researchers used a questionnaire to quiz recipients about 17 different health symptoms they’d experienced in the past three months, with no context of…

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Advice From a Health Coach: Beat Cancer With These 8 Tips

Cancer. It’s a dreaded diagnosis that more than one million people in the United States get every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Treatment has improved and thankfully, many people survive. But, are there steps you can take to…

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Special Edition of Newspaper to Benefit Northern Michigan Cancer Organizations

By telling the stories of cancer patients and survivors, a northern Michigan newsweekly is raising funds to help those impacted by the disease. A special “Conquering Cancer” edition of the “Northern Express” weekly newspaper will hit newsstands January 12. You…

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