Author: Carie Sherman

Surviving—and Healing From—Breast Cancer

Alison Holloran is thankful for what she didn’t know in the moments surrounding her diagnosis with Stage 2 breast cancer. She understood that treatment would be difficult. She knew her life would be forever changed. What she didn’t know—and couldn’t have anticipated—is the difference between “surviving” cancer and healing from the traumas associated with a life-threatening illness. “I’m glad I didn’t know how hard it would be,” said 47-year-old Holloran, a Fort Collins-area pilates instructor and nonprofit executive director. Diagnosed at age 45, she’s officially cancer-free. Yet she’s still learning how to navigate life after cancer. Her experience isn’t...

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Real Talk About Good Nutrition

Forget drastic changes and restrictive diet plans. Better health can be easy when you find what works best for you, says Kaiser Permanente physician L. Marie Walsh, MD. As a family physician, she sees firsthand how nutrition affects our health at every age. Here she offers simple guidance you can use to plan your next meal. Forget Fad Diets The old adage is true: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. “Fad diets usually have some sort of gimmick and make promises of easy, fast weight loss,” said Dr. Walsh. “But most don’t result in...

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