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  • What is caregiver stress?

    In August, we honor all of the many caregivers that are with their loved ones day in and day out, helping their loved one deal with the many facets of the disease we know as cancer. Caring for another person takes a lot of time, effort, and work. In the process of caregiving, many put their own needs aside.

    Posted 08.16.13

  • Dirty Dozen Plus

    From field to field and from year to year, the amount of pesticides used on different fruit and vegetable crops can vary greatly. The worst offenders in the group have sometimes been tagged with the name, "Dirty Dozen Plus."

    Posted 08.09.13

  • What Happens In The Body When A Person Stops Smoking?

    20 minutes: Blood pressure drops to normal; pulse rate drops to normal; body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal.

    Posted 08.09.13

  • The Problem with E-Cigarettes

    Electronic cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, right down to the glowing tip and smoke-like vapor. When smokers puff on them, they deliver a mist of liquid, flavorings, and nicotine.

    Posted 08.01.13

  • RCC's New Executive Director

    Michael Keyes has been named Executive Director at The Regional Cancer Center (RCC). He brings over 25 years of leadership experience to RCC. Most recently he was the Director of Oncology Services for Elliot Regional Cancer Center in Manchester, NH.

    Posted 07.29.13

  • Why Be Active?

    To live life to the fullest, we need to incorporate more physical activity into our lives. Sadly, only 3 out of every 10 Americans get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day.

    Posted 07.24.13

  • Eat Better, Feel Better! Join Us For Meatless Mondays!

    Why go meatless? Going meatless, even if it’s once a week, may help reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions.

    Posted 07.01.13

  • Laboratory Analysis of Electronic Cigarettes Conducted By FDA

    FDA conducted a preliminary analysis on some samples of electronic cigarettes and components from two leading brands. Due to the variability among products, this analysis should not be used to draw conclusions about what substances are or are not present in particular electronic cigarettes or brands of electronic cigarettes.

    Posted 06.28.13

  • New Analysis: Lifting Weights Helps Survivors

    Carrying a computer, picking up a child or walking up the stairs are a few of the many daily functions that can challenge cancer patients and survivors with limited muscle strength. A new analysis of the research now suggests that lifting weights, sit-ups and other forms of resistance exercise can help survivors both during and after treatment gain muscle strength, reduce body fat and improve fatigue.

    Posted 06.21.13

  • The ABCDE's of Melanoma

    Even if you have carefully practiced sun safety all summer, it's important to continue being vigilant about your skin in fall, winter, and beyond. Throughout the year, you should examine your skin head-to-toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions. Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be completely cured.

    Posted 05.17.13

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