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Cancer Survivorship and Social Media

You have been asked to participate in this survey that is designed to answer several questions. There is a relative lack of information on the extent of involvement of cancer survivors in online support groups, chat rooms, and journal clubs, and a lack of information on the frequency with which survivors receive information after cancer […]

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Weight Management – Let’s get serious!
On: Mar 14, 2016
By: Alicia

Did you know that overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for cancer recurrence and mortality, especially for breast cancer survivors? Cancer survivors are often motivated to make changes to their lifestyle habits, but approximately 2/3 of cancer survivors are overweight or obese. Weight loss and weight management are important parts of cancer survivorship. Check […]

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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
On: Feb 12, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Gary Schwitzer Lessons from 10 years of health news watchdog work In April, HealthNewsReview.org will be 10 years old. There is no comparable dynamic database of critiques of U.S. health care media messages. There are countless lessons to be learned from our experience of evaluating media messages about health care interventions. Two […]

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Nutrition after Cancer
On: Feb 11, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD Cancer Survivors are often highly motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health. However, a recent study comparing cancer survivors’ dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. People who have survived cancer eat fewer green vegetables and whole […]

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