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Ep. 8 – LiveWell Talk On…Genetic Testing (ft. Julie Thompson)

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Pandora (coming soon) | SoundCloud | Stitcher | TuneIn Host: Dr. Dustin Arnold, chief medical officer, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Guest: Julie Thompson, genetic nurse practitioner, Helen G. Nassif Community …

Sweet Potatoes: Six Health Benefits

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide. They come in a variety of sizes and colors — including orange, white, and purple — and are rich …

Ask the Expert: Pilates

Next month the Community Cancer Center wellness program will bring back Pilates class! Pilates will be held on Monday’s at 5:15 p.m. The class will be taught by Andrea Kelley, …

Summer Salads: Ways to use more strawberries

When Beth and I were planning this month’s newsletter article and recipe, I was thinking about which produce had been particularly good this summer? Maybe I have just been lucky …

Ask the Expert: What is genetic testing?

Heredity can play an important role in the development of certain cancers. Thanks to medical research we now have a deeper understanding of the link between genetics and cancer, and …

Healthy and Safe Grilling Quiz with Recipes

If you are like many eastern Iowans, you dust off the grill for summer parties, family gatherings and quick and easy picnics. But how much do you know about making …

The Relationship Between Nutrition and Cancer

Did you know you can reduce your risk of cancer by eating a nutritious diet? Although cancer prevention continues to be researched, we do know the chances of developing cancer …

Pat’s Story: Cancer prevention can begin with knowing your family history

Pat Brady was attending a family reunion in the summer of 2018 when she learned several cousins had undergone predictive genetic testing for cancer. With a history of cancer throughout …

Survivor’s Month: “Find Your Inner Spirit”

June was Survivor’s Month at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. All month long, survivors shared the names of people who supported and inspired them throughout their cancer journey …

8 Healthy Summer Foods to Add to Your Diet

This article is a chance to “pat ourselves on the back” for the healthy things we are already eating or drinking. Plus it is a chance to learn more about …