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Resilience Technology: Gaming Our Way to Better Health

Kids with cancer: It might feel like a hopeless situation. But in the third of a three-part series on resilience, Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab, tells us about how giving these kids a sense of control can actually improve their chances of recovery. When bad things happen to us, we often feel powerless to change them. Our […]

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Kindest Cuts: Free Clips of Kindness for Cancer Patients

In mid-2010, Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen approached Jane Evans, a franchisee in Colorado, and asked her opinion about a philanthropy effort that could be offered system-wide: giving cancer patients free clipper haircuts when facing hair loss as a result of their treatment. Expressing a personal philosophy of “You’ve got to give to receive,” Jane signed on. Less than four […]

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Made in the Shade: Top 5 Tips for Sun Safety

Dermatologist Neil Shah offers his top five tips for sun safety this summer. 1. Make sunscreen your last line of defense. Sunscreen is important, but it’s actually comes in last in Dr. Neil Shah’s list of ways to protect your skin (see his 4 additional tips below). “And when you do use sunscreen,” says Dr. Shah, “read the label and […]

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Creating Hope Together: Surround PTSD with Support

The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant: someone suffering from the disorder feels stressed and frightened, even when there is no threat or danger. But researcher Dr. Steffany J. Fredman of Pennsylvania State University has zeroed in on how the effects of PTSD also can extend to loved ones. Through her research, she’s identified important ways that friends, […]

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Chemo vs. Taste Buds: The Culinary Side Effects of Cancer

When my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal cancer in May of 2012, the last thing our family wanted to give up was our favorite pastime: eating. But chemotherapy does more to the appetite than cause nausea; it affects the way things feel and taste. Rather than let his treatments kick us in the palate, we problem-solved ways to […]

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