Food as Medicine

January 23, 2017

New Guidelines State Everyone at Risk of Heart Disease over 40 Should be Considered for Statin Therapy

By megm megm (@megm)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently issued new guidelines for the use of high cholesterol-treating statin drugs. The report suggests that everyone over age 40 regardless of whether they have a history of cardiovascular disease should be evaluated and considered for treatment with a statin. The new statin guidelines were recently published in the Journal […]

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Tags: News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)


June 22, 2016

Have Questions about Cancer Nutrition? Read This

By megm megm (@megm)

CancerConnect and the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Present: Ask the Expert with Oncology Nutrition Specialists CancerConnect in collaboration with the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently provided you with the opportunity to engage with oncology nutrition expert, Janelle Derella, MS, RD, LDN. On June 8, 2016, Ms. Derella […]

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Tags: bidmc, cancer, diet, inflammation, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, nutrition, supplements


June 2, 2016

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available

By megm megm (@megm)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a hereditary cancers expert, Kimberly Perez, MD. On May 26th, 2016, Dr. Perez guest-moderated on CancerConnect for a question-and-answer session in the Hereditary Cancer Community on Lynch […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, dana farber, genetic counselor, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


April 26, 2016

Cancer Nutrition Recipe: Delicious Shake

By megm megm (@megm)

This week’s nutrition tip is brought to you by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Community. Join the conversation here. Chocolate Avocado Shake Jeanine LeDoux, MS, RD, LDN I know what you’re thinking- “Chocolate and Avocado??”. But, please believe me here, this shake is creamy, delicious, and oh so satisfying. High in calories and […]

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Tags: avocado chocolate, cancer nutrition, Chemotherapy, chocolate shake, maintain weight, mouth sores, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, recipes for side effects


March 3, 2016

Nutritional Needs during Cancer Treatment

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Expert insight into eating well during cancer treatment By Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN Although a given diet can­not prevent or cure can­cer, good nutrition can reduce disease risk as well as improve quality of life, immune function, healing, and even survival. That’s good news. Practically speaking, this begs the questions: What is good nutrition? […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, nutrition, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer


January 6, 2016

Mindful Management: Living with Autoimmune Disease

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Five steps people living with autoimmune diseases can take to incorporate mindfulness and improve quality of life.  By Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP Mindfulness is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere, but what does it actually mean? In the most basic sense, mindfulness is sim­ply awareness. Being aware of some of the most fundamental aspects of […]

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September 22, 2015

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes embarrassing. No one feels her best when she’s beset with bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. This discomfort and inconvenience can also be a sign of a more serious concern, […]

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Tags: cancer, crohn's disease, crohns disease ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


July 13, 2015

Salt Sense

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Q&A with Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD Professor of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Spokesperson We have all heard that too much salt is a bad thing, but how, specifically, does too much sodium have a negative impact on health? The biological requirement for sodium is less […]

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Tags: News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, nutrition