Take Care: All About Your Health

Take Care: All About Your Health

Exploring the benefits of exercise for breast cancer patients

Researchers have suggested for years that  physical exercise may reduce the risk of breast cancer in some women and help breast cancer patients live longer.

Now researchers at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking a look at  whether an exercise program can  help women who have had breast cancer  get regular exercise.

Eat soup!

If winter weekend afternoons inspire you to put on a big pot of soup, here’s a recipe for a great vegetable soup (that’s also pretty darn good for you) that a friend shared with me when our daughters were grade school playmates.

Rx for a woman's heart

Most  women I know are amazing at juggling busy careers, family responsibilities and service in their communities every day. But the tendency many women have to take care of other people before they take care of themselves may not serve them well if they’re having a heart attack.

A new survey for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women public awareness campaign found nearly half of all women don’t know heart  disease is the leading cause of death in women, and about half don’t know the symptoms of a heart attack.