All the Best for the Holidays! A Cornucopia of Tips & Ideas

The holidays can be a very stressful time of year, especially for cancer patients, their caregivers, families and friends. Here's a second helping of some past articles to help you cope — maybe even celebrate! — and get a healthy start in 2020. 

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are an exciting time of year. However, between the parties, stress and baked goods, it’s also a time when people tend to gain weight. Did you know the average American puts on one pound between mid-November and mid-January? That may not sound like much, but year after year, that extra weight can add up and potentially harm your overall health. The good news is that weight gain during the holidays is not inevitable. These tips can help.

This Holiday Season, Celebrate Life


“I’ve survived 100% of my worst days. And that is something worth celebrating.”

With only a few days until Christmas, I’m doing everything I can to channel that strength and use it to begin 2017 on a grateful and optimistic note.

14 Ways to Help a Cancer Patient During the Holidays

If a loved one is dealing with a cancer diagnosis during the holiday season, reach out and suggest what you can do to help. It’s a common wish for the holidays to be as normal as possible and to celebrate like they always have, but limitations of energy and finances loom large.

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Healthy Holiday Parties: Tips for Cancer Patients

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One of the best things about the holiday season is celebrating with friends and family while enjoying a smorgasbord of festive treats. But for cancer patients, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critically important.

What Do You Write in a Holiday Card to Someone Facing Cancer?


Holiday cards are meant to bring merry greetings of cheer to friends and family, but what if someone on your list is facing this Christmas with cancer? Will the message of joy and wishes for a happy new year seem trite or even crass to a patient in treatment? A well-intentioned card could send the wrong message.