Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:05
Trying to lose weight? Think about changing to a positive focus on more exercise and/or healthy eating habits, rather than a number on the scale. A fascinating new study shows that even if you are at a healthy weight, feeling bad about your weight seems to cause the same diseases as being overweight, like diabetes!
Sadly, weight dissatisfaction and poor body image can start early in girls and actually discourage healthy behaviors.
Read more: Feeling Bad about Our Weight is Unhealthy!
Published: Monday, 01 February 2016 17:57
A new study suggests eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains in adolescence could reduce breast cancer risk later in life. This maybe especially true for pre-menopausal cancer, which affects more women of color and is often more aggressive.
Not Too Late!
Even in early adulthood, for every additional 10g of fiber eaten (~ 1 apple & 2 slices whole wheat bread) there was a 13% drop in risk.
Read more: High Fiber as Teen = Lower Breast Cancer Risk!
Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:05
New Study Shows Big Benefit of Breast Cancer Survivors Stopping Smoking
A new article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that breast cancer survivors who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued to smoke.
Read more: Never Too Late To Quit Smoking
Published: Monday, 25 January 2016 11:41
Making water more available in New York City public schools through self-serve water dispensers in cafeterias resulted in small—but statistically significant—declines in students' weight, according to new findings.
Read more: Adding Water in Schools Can Help Combat Obesity
Published: Friday, 30 October 2015 16:02
“When Zero Breast Cancer (ZBC) was searching for a new executive director,” Rose Barlow recalls, “a recruiter sent me the posting with the words ‘This is perfect for you – and you would be perfect.’
Read more: North Bay’s nonprofits give so much to so many
Published: Friday, 30 October 2015 15:33
You could describe Dr. Leah Kelley by her credentials: Yale graduate; board certified in obstetrics and gynecology; medical director of the Breast Oncology Program at Marin General Hospital (MGH).
Or, you could describe Dr. Leah Kelley by her personal attributes: six-feet tall and athletic.
Read more: Dr. Leah Kelley is a doctor, and more important, a healer