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.

Obesity and breast cancer risk
Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

August 30, 2017 | City of Hope

Some risk factors for cancer are out of your control. You can’t change your genetic history, for example. But many factors that increase the risk of developing cancer are within your control.

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biking buddies
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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Breakthroughs - meditation in motion
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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Resolve to pursue fitness beyond January by following these tips

January 3, 2014 | Nicole White

Don’t panic. Start small. Increase gradually. Have fun. Eat real food. Listen to your body. Love your body. Jeanette DePatie, aka The Fat Chick, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, offers tips and advice for making fitness resolutions stick.

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Crispy autumn salad
Foothill Fitness Challenge: Try a crispy autumn salad

October 8, 2013 | Nicole White

Salad days don't end in August. Chef Nathan Lyon serves up recipes and nutrition tips at the Foothill Fitness Challenge kickoff. Photo credit: Nicole White Using his philosophy of cooking using seasonal produce, celebrity chef Nathan Lyon shared a recipe from his cookbook "Great Food Starts Fresh" with hundreds of Foothill Fitness Challenge participants at City of Hope on Saturday.

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Foothill Fitness Challenge: More motivation to move

October 4, 2013 | Nicole White

More than 1,000 Foothill Fitness Challenge participants have now set fitness goals to help them increase their fitness and develop healthier lifestyles. Among those goals: Lose weight, get in shape to run a marathon, become a better role model for their kids .

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Jeanette DePatie a.k.a. Fat Chick
Foothill Fitness Challenge: Exorcise your exercise anxiety

October 4, 2013 | Nicole White

Being fit doesn’t necessarily mean fitting into a size 2 – or even a size 14. Jeanette DePatie, a.k.a. "The Fat Chick," encourages people of all sizes to embrace exercise and its many benefits. She will lead an exercise demonstration at the Foothill Fitness Challenge kickoff event Saturday, Oct.

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