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Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2018
The Winter 2018 issue of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center magazine, Forefront, has arrived. Features include brief news articles about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research, video commentary from researchers, and investigator profiles. Click here to subscribe, read this newsletter edition or view any [...]
Gratitude? Now? I speak to people every day in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center who are living with a cancer diagnosis.
At first it was hard for me to imagine someone expressing gratitude while going through chemo, radiation or end of life conversations, but they frequently do. Some [...]
Research not only shows that physical activity reduces the risk of a variety of cancer types, it also suggests the idea people with a cancer diagnosis should be active throughout all stages of survivorship. The idea has gone as far as encouraging doctors to prescribe exercise as a strategy [...]
As the song goes…"It’s the most wonderful time of the year." For many, this is true. Some absolutely love the hustle and bustle, razzle and dazzle of the holiday season, yet there are others who find the demands to be too much. The array of stressors such as baking, [...]
What are e-cigarettes? They are battery powered electronic cigarettes. The device heats a liquid into a vapor to be inhaled. Because it's a vapor, it is often referred to as "vaping." The liquid typically contains vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol, flavorings, other additives, as well as nicotine. There is [...]