Evidence Update: Why is Posture Important?

Posture is a term used to describe how your body is positioned when you are standing, sitting or lying down. Posture can change after injury, surgery or other treatments such as radiation. A research study in which a post-mastectomy group was compared to a control group found a significantly higher incidence of faulty body postures […]

Evidence Update: The Wonders of Cauliflower

Does cauliflower have any nutritional benefit? I see it used in so many recipes these days I was wondering if I should avoid it because it’s white?   Rice, mashed “potatoes”, pizza crust: what do they all have in common? The Answer: Cauliflower. Yes, I said cauliflower, that peculiar looking white vegetable that keeps sneaking […]

Evidence Update: Effects of Exercise on Sleep Problems

Having Trouble Sleeping? Sleep problems are common during and after treatment for breast cancer and can add to fatigue, stress and reduced quality of life. A recent study looked at the effect of a 12-week exercise program on sleep. The program was conducted with patients receiving radiation treatment. Sleep quality and issues were evaluated in […]

Evidence Update: Benefits of Exercise During Radiation Treatment

Many breast cancer patients experience fatigue during and after radiation therapy. A recent meta-analysis combined the results of many studies that assessed the effect of exercise during radiation on fatigue and quality of life among breast cancer patients. The results of nine studies were combined to include a total of 738 participants. The results showed that exercise was […]