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Whether you’re searching for help with nutrition or a few quick tips for dealing with sunburn, you can find it all in our diverse, always helpful collection of women’s health articles. While cancer health is still a large focus here, this section was created as an informational women’s support group where fighters, survivors and loved ones can write about and discuss the issues they care about in an empowering, supportive setting.

Read what our community has to share, or if you’d like to write an article of your own and haven’t already signed up, join the Fight Like a Girl Club today!

Your Biopsy: What to Expect

Having a Biopsy - What to Expect

If your doctor has recommended you undergo a biopsy, you may have all kinds of questions about the procedure. While it’s natural to feel worried about an upcoming biopsy, it’s helpful to know that biopsies are generally simple procedures, and most are entirely painless. This article details the most common …

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Do You Live Longer if You Stop Smoking With Lung Cancer?

Few people want to hear the news that they have lung cancer. The startling statistics are that one out of every fourteen people will be diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their life. Not surprisingly, smoking plays a role in many cases of lung cancer and some people diagnosed with this disease think it’s too late to quit after they’re found to have cancer - but this isn't necessarily the case.

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Tips for Caregivers

AAccording to healthfinder.gov, approximately one in three Americans are caregivers. Most caregivers also have other jobs. On average, caregivers spend an average of 24 hours a week caring for a loved one. A caregiver is someone who helps a family member, neighbor or friend who is sick or has a disability. …

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Tips to Avoid Overeating

It can be hard to resist a second helping of dinner or a late night snack even though you know this type of overeating is keeping you from losing weight. You know you need to stop eating too much food, but willpower alone is often not enough. Face it, we’ve …

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Eating for Your Liver… and Your Life!

I have been asked many times about my diet prior to my liver transplant. Having advanced liver disease does limit your food, however, even if you are not in failure — even if you do have liver disease at all, a liver friendly dietimprove your health. There are a few “tweaks” though, …

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Is Black Pepper Healthy?

A little black pepper adds a touch of heat to a dish without overpowering it. Next to salt, it’s one of the most popular food seasonings used by Americans. But have you ever wondered about its health benefits? Is black pepper good for you?

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Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

When I was in the third or fourth grade, my elementary school music teacher Mr. Boyd taught my class a catchy little jingle.* I still remember after all these years: You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mr. In-Between! You’ve …

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What to Know Before Becoming a Vegan

Are you thinking of trying out a plant-based diet? You’re not alone. Since 2014, veganism in the United States has increased more than 600 percent, a trend that’s also becoming popular worldwide. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products. (A vegetarian allows consumption of …

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