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From Lattes to Colonoscopies: Strip Malls Offer One-Stop Shopping

October 20, 2016

I have a love-hate relationship with the mall. On one hand, I can find almost anything I need in a one-stop shopping extravaganza. On the other hand, I find myself wandering into stores that were not on my list. I suddenly feel drawn to look at clothes and... read more

Think Before You Drink: Alcohol May Cause Many Types of Cancers

October 11, 2016

When I go to the doctor for a check-up, I always feel a little bit of anxiety. I am sure this is normal for most people. Will my blood pressure be ok? Have I gained weight since last year? Will my blood work come back normal? What if... read more

How to Stay Active During the Fall

September 23, 2016

I don’t like to run. I don’t like to swim. I don’t really enjoy doing Pilates, yoga or strength training. I actually don’t like to exercise at all. Why do I do it, then? I exercise because I like the... read more

Liquid Biopsy Could Help Predict Colon Cancer Recurrence

September 15, 2016

Liquid biopsy. Sounds painful, right? What if I told you that a liquid biopsy is just a simple blood test? This blood sample can assist researchers detect small bits of DNA shed from colon cancer and help predict relapse of cancer in the future.

I don... read more

If You Don’t Feel Like a Nut, Maybe You Should Try Harder

August 18, 2016

When I was a kid, I would not eat anything with nuts. If a chocolate chip cookie or a coffee cake had nuts in it, I would say, “No, thank you” or eat around the nuts. I would occasionally eat a roasted peanut, but that was... read more