Thanksgiving 2014

Written by Susan Bratton on November 27, 2014 | Reply

While marked by one day, Thanksgiving, the entire fall season is for me a time of reflection and introspection.  Time to look back, take stock and start thinking about the new year just around the corner.  In the most literal sense, as the weather gets colder, I think back to the balmy days of summer, dreading the cold and ice ahead, and am thankful to have had those three months of pure temperature bliss (yes, I truly love 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity!).  On a more serious note, this is a time that I appreciate all of the good and bounty in my life. (more…)

Complementary and Alternatice Medicine: Acupressure

Written by Amy Staudacher on November 26, 2014 | Reply

Acupressure is a healing technique that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since 2000 BC. It is thought that qi, or vital energy, flows through the body along certain meridian points. Qi is responsible for a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, and it is presumed that illness and pain occur as a result of a disruption or blockage of qi. Acupressure relieves the blocked qi and restores balance in the body. (more…)

November: Month to Give Thanks

Written by Katie Brown on November 24, 2014 | Reply

The month of November is a time to give thanks.  It means turkey dinners, time with family and those after-Thanksgiving sales. But did you know that it’s also Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM)? Those of us who have been personally affected by lung cancer understand the importance of this month.  Lung cancer advocates want to make others aware of this disease; that it is the number one cancer killer, and there’s a great need for funding and support so that more people can survive it. (more…)

Cooking. Comfort. Care. Nourishment for the Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Written by Jessica Iannotta on November 20, 2014 | Reply

At Meals to Heal, we believe that proper nutrition is an essential element in a comprehensive cancer care management program.  This is why we are very excited to announce a new nutritional program, Cooking. Comfort. Care. Nourishment for the Pancreatic Cancer Fight, launched by Celgene Corporation in collaboration with a panel of experts, including Meal to Heal’s oncology dietitian and Chief Operating Officer Jessica Iannotta, Chef Michael Ferraro, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. (more…)

Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient—Starting an Exercise Routine

Written by Stephanie Lang on November 19, 2014 | Reply

Starting in January 2015, we will feature a different physical activity each month on our blog. We hope to highlight a variety of activities in this series so that you can find your favorite ways to move your body!

Before we kick off our series focusing on specific physical activities next year, we have a few more introductory points about getting started with an exercise routine. (more…)

November: Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness

Written by Aoi Goto on November 13, 2014 | Reply

This November, we would like to highlight hospice and palliative care.  Hospice and palliative care play important roles in cancer care, but are unfortunately often underutilized.  If used to their full advantage, they can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life of patients and caregivers. (more…)

Recipe Ideas for a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving

Written by Aimee Shea on November 11, 2014 | Reply

Later this month, The Caregiver Space and Meals to Heal will be presenting a webinar, “Give Thanks and Stay Healthy: Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Eat Right, Part 1: Tips for Turkey Day.”  In anticipation of this event, we wanted to share some delicious AND healthy recipes for the big Thanksgiving feast. (more…)

Dreaming BIG to Cure Stomach Cancer

Written by Debbie Zelman on November 10, 2014 | Reply

Did you know that November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month?  Many states have now proclaimed it so!  Why is the month not named an “awareness month”?  Because stomach cancer isn’t only about awareness.  Stomach (gastric) cancer is a silent killer with very non-specific symptoms or no symptoms at all.  There is no screening for stomach cancer available in the United States, and therefore, 80% of all stomach cancer patients are diagnosed at stage IV, which is the worst stage possible, and only 4% of stage IV gastric cancer patients live for five years after diagnosis.  Another scary fact is that stomach cancer is on the rise in Americans ages 25-39 which is young to be diagnosed with cancer.  More than 22,000 Americans will be diagnosed with stomach cancer this year. (more…)

Recognizing American Diabetes Month

Written by Aoi Goto on November 7, 2014 | Reply

November is American Diabetes Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day.  In our previous blog on diabetes, the two different types of diabetes and the symptoms of diabetes are explained.  Here, I’d like to share with you interesting facts that you may not have known about diabetes and some recipes that are ideal for the diabetic patient. (more…)

Breast Cancer Update – Report on Breast Cancer Survivorship

Written by Stephanie Lang on November 4, 2014 | Reply

There are over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. With this growing population of survivors, researchers are starting to focus their attention on the specific lifestyle factors associated with the best and longest survivorship outcomes. Breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for other chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other cancers. (more…)

Next Page »
Meals To Heal