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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:23 PM | by Carly Stunda

Meditation Me Time: Why scheduling time to meditate might be worth it

By: Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Meditation can mean lots to things in this crazy world of ours. Sometimes people use it to describe deep thinking. Others assume meditation is sitting down and doing nothing. But the practice of meditation was originally used as […]

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:29 PM | by Carly Stunda

Seasons Greeting: How and why to avoid sugar this holiday season

By Madeline Elkin, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door, AmeriCorp Public Ally We are in the midst of the holiday season, which for most of us means end-of-diet-season.  I will be the first to admit that I can’t wait for my mom’s pumpkin roll and mini cheesecakes this Christmas! But, we all […]

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 2:10 PM | by Carly Stunda

Be Prepared: Prevention is Key

Scar, the evil villain from Disney’s animated film The Lion King, may have been a bad guy, but he got one thing right— be prepared! Or in health terms, let’s talk about prevention. Research suggests that about 70% of your lifetime risk of getting cancer is caused by controllable factors such as diet, exercise and risky […]