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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

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New Year's Resolutions for Those with Cancer

January 4, 2018 | Bekah Wright

’Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. And while there is no penalty for skipping them altogether this year, they can serve as a motivating springboard. New Year’s resolutions are your chance to institute some healthy new habits.

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Categories : Holidays

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Recipe substitutions: Lighten up your holiday favorites

December 10, 2017 | Sara Lewis

To make your holiday recipes healthier, without anyone noticing, try these recipe substitutions. Also included is a healthy Egg Nog recipe from City of Hope dieticians.

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Slimmed down apple cranberry stuffing

December 1, 2017 | Sara Lewis

That “stuffed” feeling you get after a heavy holiday 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 side dish.

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Trim down your Thanksgiving trimmings

November 10, 2017 | 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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Enjoying the holidays with gastric cancer

November 1, 2017 | Victoria Soudaros, Special to City of Hope

City of Hope stomach cancer patient Victoria Soudaros compiled a simple checklist helpful for holiday eating. This list of tips, good for anyone concerned about overeating, promises to keep you happily satisfied and able to avoid overeating or causing unnecessary stomach issues.

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Good Samaritan Makes the Holidays Happen for Patients and Their Families

December 21, 2016 | City of Hope

In 2004, Ryan Russek started Wish upon a Toy, a nonprofit charity that brings holiday gifts and toys to children and adults at City of Hope. That first year, Russek and his dad bought as many toys as they could afford and handed them out to the patients on the pediatric unit.

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For Your Procrastination: PhD Comics

January 20, 2014 | City of Hope

A belated “Welcome Back” to everyone! After spending a week (or more) on winter vacation, I imagine you all are recovering from a bad case of the “back-to-work blues”. Have no fear! We here at the Helix anticipated this epidemic and have compiled an assortment of Holiday-themed PhD Comics to boost morale (and probably kill productivity).

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Home for the holidays — What is it like for you?

January 16, 2013 | Nick Snead

I’m sure each of us has a different sentiment about this question and relies on a variety of different things to answer it. (E.g., is one’s Ph.D. still stimulating and progressing and does it seem to be leading in the direction we want to go in? Is one very close with one’s family? Are any deadlines looming?) For me, I enjoy my lab very much, and I am entrenched in science for a majority of my waking hours.

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