It’s impossible to put together a fall issue of Well-Being without thinking about breast cancer. Thanks to the success of campaigns by the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen and others, for many of us October has become synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness. While breast cancer is still the second most deadly cancer among women, behind lung cancer, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, with larger decreases Read more »
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September 02, 2015
Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

Hit the pool for a refreshing and effective workout. It’s a steamy mid-summer day and time for your daily workout. Picture yourself gliding almost effortlessly through sparkling blue water or you could be sweating over workout equipment in the gym. Think about it…a sparkling, refreshing pool or gym-based workout. Which sounds more enticing? Can’t you just feel the invigorating cool water? Sounds pretty good, right? Take the plunge. The good news Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Training for the Mississippi Blues Marathon: It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

Training for the Mississippi Blues Marathon: It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

By Joey Lee Running a marathon is on your bucket list. You know you want to. You’ve talked about it and dreamed about what it would feel like to cross the finish line. So why not just bite the bullet and do it? The Mississippi Blues Marathon, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield will be run January 9, 2016, so now is the time to start your training. You couldn’t ask for Read more »
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July 01, 2015
NEW DRUG FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA LOOKS PROMISING

NEW DRUG FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA LOOKS PROMISING

According to the results of a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients’ immune systems to fight their cancer. The drug, nivolumab (Opdivo), slowed cancer progression in melanoma patients by more than double, compared with an earlier immunotherapy drug called ipilimumab (Yervoy). What’s more, Read more »
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July 01, 2015
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