Tag: Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5k Review: View From A Volunteer And A Runner

There are charity 5k races held for just about every kind of cancer. But there has yet to be one held in New York City for one of the fast-growing ones in the U.S.—until now. Saturday, September 14 marked the first annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5k. Held in Marine Park, Brooklyn just about 50 runners,

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What It’s Like To Fundraise For A Race

It is a huge accomplishment to prepare both mentally and physically for a race and reach that goal. But there is something about fundraising for a race and meeting that target amount that outshines the feeling of crossing any finish line. I’ve run in four half marathons, a handful of 10k and countless 5ks in

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Here’s What It’s Like To Run New Jersey’s Stomp The Monster 5k

We hit the ground running—quite literally—as runners. And as much as we do it for ourselves we often do it for others. We aspire to be a role for our children and families. We also run in honor of those who can’t. And as much as we sign up for races for our own agendas,

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Dose Of Nature RedStrap CBD Review

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. Dose of Nature has developed all-natural oil and glycerine-based solutions to prevent and fight chronic and life-threatening conditions. Dose of Nature’s cannabidiol (CBD) products can be used

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Owners Send Doggie Pics Cheer Up Teen Battling Cancer In Viral Campaign

We all know the power of a social media campaign that goes viral (We all remember the the ALS Ice bucket Challenge). And this one will surely melt your heart. A woman started a Facebook even asking pet owners to send pictures of dogs to cheer up her friend’s 16-year-old son who is battling cancer.

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What Causes Cancer? Study Finds Bad Luck Causes Most Cancers

Chances are sadly you know someone in your life who has had or currently is battled cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. But what exactly causes cancer? There are many factors that contribute to causing cancer. Smoking cigarettes, genetics, diet and level of physical activity, UV exposure, radiation and

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Why become a vegetarian?

“Oh, you’re a vegetarian??!!” is the comment I commonly hear. While I changed to the veggie side for a brief stint back in the day, living without chicken always seemed impossible. Until suddenly it was so possible. I am no meat eater. I gave up eating meat somewhere in my adolescence. Hot dogs and sloppy

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Red wine resveratrol not linked to health benefits

Red wine and chocolate won’t help an unhealthy heart. A new study has found that there is no proof that resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine and chocolate, prevents heart disease, cancer, or could prolong life. The nine year study, led by Professor Richard Semba from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Today the Food and Drug Administration proposed strict rules regarding the regulation of electronic cigarettes, water pipe tobacco, hookahs, nicotine gels, and cigars. The proposed regulations, which may be finalized after 75 days for public comments, consumers will have to be 18-years-old to purchase these products, vending machines would not be allowed to sell these

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Standing for a Cause: Climbing Over the Obstacles of Life

By Lauren Keating   Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting

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