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Practice smart grilling this 4th of July


With the July 4th weekend approaching, many of you will be heading to barbeques with family and friends. But before you fire up the grill, make sure you understand the risks, and how you can make healthy grilling choices this season.

Well and worried: How to move on after cancer


Most people with cancer have one goal in common: remission. When you reach this milestone you may experience relief and joy, as well as feelings you didn’t expect such as apprehension and worry. After you’ve dealt with the challenges of cancer, it can come as a surprise to feel these mixed emotions. The good news is you’re not alone and there are some helpful ways to move on after cancer.

Men’s Health Month: 5 cancer symptoms men should not ignore


It’s a stereotype that all too often rings true: Men frequently ignore signs when something is wrong with their health. Many refuse to see their doctor for health issues, let alone talk about them with their spouse or closest friends.

Recognizing the common signs of cancer—and more importantly, seeing a doctor about them—can increase a man’s chances of detecting the disease early on. More treatment options are available when cancer is diagnosed in an early stage.

Genetics and genomics: What can our genes tell us about cancer?


Video: What’s the difference between the terms genetic and genomic?

What’s the difference between the terms genetic and genomic?

Our genes decide virtually everything about us. Can our genes also help uncover information about how to control cancer if it develops? First, we need to understand more about genetics versus genomics. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are, in fact, different.