September 2016

Angela family blog2 update 1
Dr. Angela Caswell-Monack shares her personal experience when she recently gave birth to her second child, Molly In August, I was a patient at Beebe Healthcare in the very areas of this hospital that I usually work and learned what it is like to be on the other side of the bed. I was pregnant, and having my baby delivered with the help of my medical associates at Bayside Health Association and the...
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The Environmental Working Group recently announced new research that shows a connection between pesticide use in and around the home and childhood illnesses, including leukemia. (Link to EWG article: http://www.ewg.org/release/study-links-childhood-cancer-and-home-pesticide-use ) The article discussed in the study, done by Harvard researchers, points to “evidence that children’s exposure to...
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There are three important lessons cancer taught me. First lesson, listening to my body. It all started in the ER when I had pain on my right side and I heard "I really need to get this checked out.” Next was surgery and the healing process. It was so important to stay rested and to mentally prepare for chemo. The question is, are we ever prepared for chemo? My body fought hard after each treatment...
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For years I have considered myself a runner. For me, it was a form of meditation and the sense of well- being it provided was priceless. Not to mention, it kept my clothes fitting good and allowed me to indulge in various sweet treats once in a while without the worry! I enjoy being outdoors and moving; I could never get into going to a gym or using exercise equipment at home. The thought of...