Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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10 Nutrition Tips for Life After Cancer

May 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are encouraged to eat enough food to maintain their weight — even if they’re overweight. But once treatment ends, the goal becomes getting as lean as possible without being underweight. We spoke to City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.

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Lowering Cancer Risk by Improving the Environment

April 12, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

Environment has a direct association with overall health and cancer risk. Without access to affordable, nutritious foods, communities become obese. And obesity is incontrovertibly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Poorer communities are disproportionately affected.

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Fitness wristbands can "step-up" to monitor cancer patients' recovery time post-surgery

October 20, 2016 | Michael Easterling

Something as simple as wearing a physical activity wristband, not unlike a Fitbit, to count steps could also be an invaluable tool in monitoring the functional recovery time of surgery patients, and potentially detecting any post-surgery complications sooner rather than later.

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Six things women can do to reduce their risk for breast cancer

October 11, 2016 | City of Hope

There are many factors for breast cancer that can be reduced through simple lifestyle and behavior changes. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., encourages women to take the following steps to minimize their chance of getting breast cancer.

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Wellness Wednesday Tip: Find a Workout Buddy

August 30, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

City of Hope's Wellness Wednesday is your source for healthy living tips designed to steer you toward a longer, healthier, more whole life. This week's tip includes finding a workout partner to increase your resolve to exercise.

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Yoga helps cancer patients find relief

August 5, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Yoga is an ancient practice – combining breath with movement – that can be a potent stress-reducer, mood enhancer and blood pressure-reducer. A City of Hope instructor offers five poses for cancer patients.

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5 facts all men need to know about cancer risks and prevention

June 17, 2016 | City of Hope

Maintaining good health and self care is a yearlong mission, and there is no better time than National Men’s Health Week and Month to highlight important information about how cancer affects the lives of men, 40 percent of whom will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. More can be done to keep men informed about signs, risks and prevention, starting with these five key points.

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National Public health week: Reducing cancer risk starts in childhood

April 6, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope is launching a multifaceted five-year initiative aimed at reducing cancer risks through better nutrition, particularly for children, made possible with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Meditation in motion: Cancer patients discover healing power of tai chi

February 19, 2016 | City of Hope

When breast cancer patient Linda Johnson first heard about a new tai chi class being offered at City of Hope, she was skeptical. Although she had been looking for an exercise program to boost her overall health, she wasn't sure the ancient Chinese practice would be a good fit, given her physical limitations.

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Cancer death rate declined, but still more prevention is needed

January 18, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

There’s good news to celebrate on the cancer front: Early cancer detection, cancer prevention efforts and better treatments resulted in a 23% decline in the cancer death rate over the last two decades, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report.

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