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Whether you’re searching for help with pain management, nutrition, information on women’s health, or a few quick tips for your emotional wellbeing and mindfulness, you can find it all in our diverse, always helpful collection of feature articles. While cancer health is still a large focus here, this section was created to be insightful as we continue to act as a women’s support group for fighters, survivors, and loved ones alike to empower women of all ages, going through all walks of life and discuss a variety of topics.

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Can a Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma?

Many people feel helpless in the face of cancer. Even if they don’t have it, they worry about getting it. Fortunately, lifestyle factors such as avoiding smoking and excess alcohol, and leading an active lifestyle help to reduce the chance of developing this sometimes devastating disease. Now, a new study shows that diet may be important for reducing the risk of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. This relatively common form of cancer kills over 16,000 people each year.

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Can Sunscreen Expire?: How Long Does It Last?

Sun exposure has some benefits since it’s a natural source of vitamin D, but too much ultraviolet light can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Everyone that spends time in the sun needs a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB light. Before applying sun products, be sure you’re getting the protection you need. If you have a bottle of sunscreen from last summer, is it okay to use it – or can sunscreen expire?

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Dani’s Story (EDS – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

I suffer from EDS. I am both Hypermobility type and Vascular type. Can I get a “WOO HOO!” for winning the dysfunctional genetic lottery? LOL! It is a horrible disease; the Hypermobility type caused me a great deal of pain. I suffer from numerous subluxations and dislocations. Every joint is prone to it. I have intense pain, swelling, skin discoloration etc…I am hypersensitive to barometric pressure changes and can predict weather better then any meteorologist I have ever seen on TV!

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