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  • Making and Keeping Exercise Resolutions Past January

    By: Chrisy Myhand, RN, BSN, Director of Fitness Center The most common New Year's resolutions are exercise more and lose weight. The most commonly broken New Year's resolutions are the same exercising more and losing weight. How do you keep those resolutions past January 31, 2023? One way is to not make resolutions. Try self-motivating affirmations instead—I am strong. I am ...

  • Rethink Your Drink This Holiday Season

    By Lillian D. Rozanski, Sports and Fitness Dietitian, Thibodaux Regional Health System During the holiday season, “Making spirits bright” often involves alcoholic spirits. Those Christmas and New Year’s cocktails, beer, and wine contribute hundreds of empty calories to your waistline—in addition to safety concerns associated with too much alcohol. Stay smart while you ...

  • 10 Ways to Make this a Healthier (and Happier) Holiday Season

    By: Katie Richard, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Sports & Wellness Instead of plunging into the usual hustle and bustle that typifies the holiday season, why not start a new tradition this year? Focus on self-care and your own well-being. A self-care plan can reduce stress, anxiety and depression while boosting your energy, mood and physical health. It might also help alleviate some of the guilt ...

  • Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Common Questions & Answers

    Where do I begin after being diagnosed with breast cancer? Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary and overwhelming. You will likely meet with a Breast Surgeon and a Medical Oncologist. During those visits, you will discuss the type of cancer and treatment for the cancer. During this stage, you may be offered to discuss breast reconstruction options with a Plastic Surgeon. You can also ask ...

  • Early Detection, Advanced Treatment Still Best Defenses against Breast Cancer

    By: Laura Gros, RN, CBCN, Patient Care Coordinator, Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute The recent death of singer-actress Olivia Newton-John after a 30-year battle with breast cancer reminds us that after more than four decades of intense focus on the disease and billions of dollars in research, breast cancer continues to threaten women's lives. Breast cancer by the numbers Breast cancer ...

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