November 12, 2014
Cancer in the family becomes part of the family. Kids shouldn’t be excluded from it. Krista Robak, certified child life specialist at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, offers some advice on how to talk to kids about cancer.
October 30, 2014
Do you know anyone who isn’t aware of breast cancer? If breast cancer is so ubiquitous, then why do we need a breast cancer awareness month? Why do we need seas of pink ribbons?
October 28, 2014
Wild foods are nutritionally dense and have the unique ability to connect us with the seasons, the environment and the place we live. I think that is something a lot of people are really missing – that connection to community and to our food.
October 22, 2014
You probably know smoking’s bad for a lot of reasons – like hypertension, heart disease and lung cancer. But, did you know smoking is the number-one risk factor for bladder cancer?
October 14, 2014
Does the thought of having a mammogram send a shiver through you? We women come up with all sorts of reasons to skip this potentially life-saving procedure. Here are the top six excuses doctors hear – and six reasons why these excuses just don’t work.
October 07, 2014
Each year, hundreds of families in Western Montana are affected by cancer. Since 2009, Team Up Montana, the Providence Montana Health Foundation and the generosity of countless Western Montanans have helped provide life-saving treatment for hundreds of people with cancer in their communities – including Missoula’s Molly Huffman and Eileen Deda.
September 30, 2014
Confused about how often you should have a screening mammogram? Dr. Lawrence Bennett of South Sound Radiology explains how recent publicity doesn't get the story quite right and tells us what the current recommendations are.
September 23, 2014
There’s a storm on the horizon. How should I prepare? Do everything to weather the storm as safely and as comfortably as possible? Then relax and feel at peace about the impending storm? Well … maybe.
September 16, 2014
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, we often don’t know what to say. Just starting a conversation can be difficult because there is no presupposed way to talk to someone who has cancer. Breast cancer survivor Mary Kay Jurovcik offers some tips.
September 16, 2014
South Sound Breast Center in Olympia is hosting a women's health event on Saturday, September 27. Come have your annual mammogram and take advantage of other welllness education opportunities, too.