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Jun 2 2015
Written by guest blogger Ronna Benjamin, BetterAfter50.com “Are you playing the ‘C Card’?” A friend asked me the other day. I knew exactly what she meant, of course- asking for favors or sympathy based on a cancer diagnosis.  As in, “I’m so sorry officer, I didn’t realize I was going so fast. I must have been distracted by my recent breast cancer diagnosis.” Playing the ‘C Card’ is...
Jun 2 2015
Written by guest blogger Ronna Benjamin, BetterAfter50.com It is early, very early, Saturday morning as I write this. I am a little out of sorts, and didn’t notice until rereading this over for the 3rd time that I initially wrote, “it is early Saturday morning as I right this….” Yikes. That kind of thing has been happening to me a lot lately. Auto correct has definitely become my friend. This is...
Jun 2 2015
Written by guest blogger Ronna Benjamin, BetterAfter50.com The nurse at the renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute asked for my email address. "It's ronna@betterafter50.com," I told her. I repeated the address, to make sure she knew not to spell out the 'fifty.' "It's Better after 5-0" I said. I hesitated, but couldn't help myself. "Isn't that ironic?" I asked. "Huh?" "Better after 50." I repeated...
Jun 2 2015
Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits Deane Berg’s doctor called her in the day after Christmas, 2006, to give her the crushing news. She’d had her ovaries removed, the pathology results were back, and they could not have been much worse.  Berg had stage III ovarian cancer, and her prognosis was poor. Despite her 25...
May 6 2015
Written by Dr. Nalini Chilkov If you are feeling fatigued due to cancer treatments or tired and wired due to stress here are the keys to nourishing sustained energy and vitality.  You can have more energy and less fatigue. Eat Enough Protein Remember, that a lot of people who try to eat a healthier diet cut out or cut down on red meat and animal proteins, which is a good idea as eating a...

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