Wellness

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, …

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 …

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 …

Ask the Experts: Massage Therapy

Exercise and integrative wellness have been shown to provide many benefits to cancer patients. We are featuring our experts in a series of articles that will take a closer look …

Ask the Expert: Tai Chi

Exercise and integrative wellness have been shown to provide many benefits to cancer patients. We will be featuring our experts in a series of articles that will take a closer …

Cancer and Exercise: How a little physical activity can go a long way

While the exact science behind why exercise helps to prevent cancer is still unknown, studies show there are three main factors that are thought to help decrease the risk. Exercise …

Cancer Prevention Checklist

Throughout the month of February we have been sharing with you some lifestyle changes to help prevent cancer. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help track your changes. Exercise Aim for …

Cancer Prevention Month: Diet and Nutrition

Last week we discussed the benefits of regular exercise and how it can help to reduce your risk of developing certain types of common cancers. This week we dive deeper …