Healthy Holiday Tips

It’s  that time of year again, where the holiday ‘hustle and bustle’ kicks in. While taking care of shopping, cooking and celebrating, don’t forget to take care of YOU! Experts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey share some tips on how to have a healthy holiday season.

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The ‘Skinny’ on Healthy Holiday Eating

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, an epidemiologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health who studies nutritional and lifestyle factors in the development of breast cancer, shares some tips on how to keep your waistline in check this season.

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Holiday Break!

Barbara Hale, MSW, LCSW, manager of the Social Work Department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey tells us there are numerous strategies to help you manage the stress of the season, which lets you focus on the joy.

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An Unusual…but Needed…Holiday Gift

With just one donation of a pint of blood, up to three lives can be saved. Richard Drachtman, MD, interim chief of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey sheds light on how important these donations truly are.

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Coping with Loss During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for fun and connection. That makes it a particularly difficult time when someone important in your life has died. Barbara Hale, MSW, LCSW, manager of the Social Work Department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares some things to consider.

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Cheers...to Your Health!

From a Christmas toast to ringing in the New Year, alcohol often goes hand in hand with holiday celebrations, but it doesn’t have to. Kristin Waldron, RD, a registered dietitian at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares some tips.

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My New Year's Resolution: I will quit tobacco in 2014

Along with more common resolutions of exercising more and eating right, quitting smoking is also a popular one to set. Donna Richardson, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CTTS, clinical coordinator for the Tobacco Dependence Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health at Rutgers University, shares some tips.

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Be Prepared

Hurricanes, blizzards and other severe weather may be rare to our Northeast Corridor, but as ‘Superstorm Sandy’ reminded us in 2012, it is good to be prepared. Oncology Pharmacy Director Michael Kane, RPh, BCOP, and oncology nurse Jacquelyn Lauria, APN, at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey tell us you may want to make a plan and assemble an emergency preparedness kit.