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Hope for Rare Cancers with the Moonshot Program

by Emily Walsh, an advocate of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance January 12th marks the one year anniversary since the start of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative under President Obama and headed by Vice President Joseph Biden. Similar to the “moonshot” that put a man on the moon in 1969, this plan hopes to achieve the seemingly insurmountable…

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Take a Hike!

by Arshya Gurbani, M.A. candidate 2018 I know, I know—you don’t need a blog post to tell you that hiking comes with health benefits. No surprises there. Sometimes, though, it’s good to get a reminder to get outdoors and get moving! Consider this your friendly reminder, complete with serene photos, to lure you back outside…

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Gillings seminar on Advocacy for Public Health

By Arshya Gurbani, M.A. candidate 2018 On January 18th, I attended a timely panel on Advocacy for Public Health: Crafting Richer Message in a Turbulent Political Climate.  The event was hosted by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  With inauguration just two days away and the results of the November election still freshly…

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Networking the New Normal: Confronting Illness through Social Media

GUEST BLOGGER: Terri Beth Miller, PhD This is not how you expected life to be. You’re run down. You’re hurting. You’re physically and emotionally drained. And it feels as though those closest to you are a million miles away, as though you’ve suddenly found yourself stranded on a desert island with no hope of rescue. This…

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Old-fashioned Soap & Water

Suppose you just sneezed into your hands. I would recommend trying to sneeze into the elbow crease, but things happen. Anyway, now that your hypothetical hands are sneeze covered, what do you do? Of course, you need to clean them. You have two options, use the hand sanitizer nearby or go to the bathroom and…

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Broccolini

By EatingWell Test Kitchen (eatingwell.com) Total time: 1 hr 10 mins   INGREDIENTS 1 2 1/2- to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch broccolini, chopped (or just regular fresh or frozen broccoli) 4 cloves garlic, minced (amount is optional depending on how much you like garlic) 1/4…

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