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4 Ways that cancer patients can reduce holiday stress (w/video)

November 27, 2015 | Hiu Chung So

For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However, for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses — and for survivors — the season can be a time of overwhelming stress. Here are ways that cancer patients can reduce holiday stress.

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What I learned: 7 questions for leukemia patient Alex Tung

November 26, 2015 | Denise Heady

Alex Tung, an avid surfer and resident of Cerritos, California, will not only mark the New Year on the Rose Parade float, but will also celebrate his new “first birthday.”

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Stuff the bird, not yourself, with this healthy apple cranberry dressing

November 25, 2015 | Sara Lewis

That “stuffed” feeling you get after a heavy Thanksgiving meal? It’s usually a sign that unhealthy overeating has occurred. To help reduce your calorie intake this holiday, here, City of Hope dietitians offer a healthier version of a classic Thanksgiving side dish.

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Trim down the trimmings this Thanksgiving

November 24, 2015 | City of Hope

While bounty is certainly a reason for gratitude this Thanksgiving, so is good health – and maintaining a healthy weight and exercising have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and diabetes. Consider a healthier alternative but delicious starter from Nathan Lyon, celebrity chef and author of “Great Food Starts Fresh.”

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What I learned: 6 questions for lung cancer patient Emily Bennett Taylor

November 24, 2015 | Denise Heady

Emily Bennett Taylor was getting ready to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart in June of 2012 when she learned she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Here, Emily answers questions about her diagnosis and treatment at City of Hope.

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For a (secretly) healthier holiday, try these recipe substitutions

November 23, 2015 | Sara Lewis

To make your holiday recipes healthier, without anyone noticing, try these recipe substitutions. A healthier holiday meal doesn't have to mean a big plate of raw carrots and kale – not that there's anything wrong with that.

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What I learned: 8 questions for leukemia survivor Anya Shah

November 23, 2015 | Denise Heady

Five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome 2016 atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float on January 1. The float’s theme, "The Miracle of Science with Soul", adds a deeper dimension to the parade theme of "Find your Adventure."

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$2.2 million grant will benefit graft-versus-host disease research

November 20, 2015 | City of Hope

Graft-versus-host disease is a serious condition that affects many people who receive a bone marrow cell transplant. To better fight it, scientists need to better understand it. City of Hope researchers’ efforts to do just that recently got a $2.2 million boost from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also known as NIAID.

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What I learned: 5 lessons from leukemia survivor Nicole Schulz

November 19, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg

When she was 14, there was no stopping Nicole Schulz. She led the quintessential Southern California life: cheerleader, surfer, and skateboarder. Then, during cheerleading practice one day, Nicole fainted. A profound fatigue then set in and didn’t go away.

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The first rule of caregiving: take care of yourself

November 18, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

Cancer patients face unique difficulties - no doubt about it. But so do their caregivers, family members and friends.

They’re so busy tending to the physical, emotional and sometimes spiritual needs of their loved ones that they don’t have time to take care of themselves. The result is often depression, exhaustion, stress, sometimes even physical injury. It’s not easy, after all, to lift another person and tend to their basic needs.

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