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Breast Cancer Survivors Show Increased Risk Of Diabetes; from Diabetologia

December 13, 2012

Breast cancer survivors show a modestly higher risk for developing diabetes in a new Canadian study.   The study looked at healthcare databases in Ontario. Researchers compared the incidence of diabetes among nearly 25,000 early stage breast cancer survivors aged 55 and older with almost 125,000 people without breast cancer. They were followed from 1996 through 2008.   During that period, 9.7% of the general population...

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States Where People Eat Healthier and Exercise More Have Lowest Obesity Rates; from the Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

September 19, 2012

The annual Trust for America's Health ranking of states based on obesity found a correlation between diet and exercise and level of obesity. The states where people generally ate more fruits and vegetables had lower rates of obesity. The same held true for activity and exercise.   Washington DC, California, and Vermont top the list of highest consumption of fruits and vegetables. Their rankings among states for obesity are 47 (tie),...

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Elderly and Frail Benefit From Exercise; from Journals of Gerontology

September 07, 2012

The elderly, including those considered frail, see benefits from exercise in their physical and cognitive faculties, and quality of life, according to a new study. Researchers associated with the Universite de Montreal found that benefits appeared after only 3 months of regular exercise.   There were 83 participants between age 61 and 89 in the study, 43 of whom took part in group exercise programs three times per week for 12 weeks....

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Julie Goodale To Lead Breast Cancer Survivorship Forum; from American Cancer Society & Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

September 04, 2012

Julie Goodale, along with Dr. Karen Karsif, director of the Breast Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, will be presenting a forum on Breast Cancer Survivorship. Topics will include survivor quality of life issues, long-term treatment and side effects, fitness and healthy living for cancer survivors. The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.   Breast Cancer Survivorship Forum Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am to 12:00pm New...

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Excess Weight Tied To Breast Cancer Recurrence and Death; from journal Cancer

August 28, 2012

Among women treated for breast cancer, heavier women have been found to be more likely to have their disease come back and to die, according to a new study. Previous studies have found a link between obesity and developing breast cancer, as well as worse outcomes for patients already diagnosed. This study shows a clearer picture for post-treatment women.    The study followed nearly 5,000 women with stage I, II, or III...

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Julie Goodale To Discuss Exercise & Breast Cancer; #BCSM on Twitter

August 13, 2012

Monday evening, August 13, Julie Goodale will join an online breast cancer discussion about exercise and breast cancer on Twitter, using the hashtag #BCSM. The Tweetchat will take place at 9:00pm EST. Logon at www.Tweetchat.com using your Twitter account and the hashtag #BCSM to join the discussion.

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Benefit Found In Meta-Analysis of Physical Activity For Cancer Patients; from British Journal of Medicine

August 12, 2012

A meta-analysis of existing studies has found clinically important benefits from physical activity for cancer patients who were finished with their treatments. Improvements were found in physical function and quality of life.    The analysis looked at 34 randomized controlled studies of breast cancer and physical activity. 22 trials studied the effect of aerobic exercise, and 4 included strength...

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Julie Goodale to talk about exercise and cancer; Rockland World Radio

June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, at 6:25pm EST, Julie Goodale will be talking with radio host, Daniel Windheim, about exercise and cancer. Dan's show is "Dialogues with Dan", and can be heard on internet radio, www.rocklandworldradio.com. 

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A Test Of Endurance; from Pekin Daily Times

May 18, 2012

PEKIN, Ill. — Tackling a 100-mile race sounds like too great a challenge to even try. But if you’ve already successfully battled cancer, maybe other challenges no longer scare you. Julie Goodale is a musician, an athlete — and a survivor. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2001, Goodale fought that battle and then decided to become a fitness trainer and cancer exercise specialist....read more...

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Pekin Native Returns Home For Ultra-Marathon; from Peoria Journal Star

May 18, 2012

Julie Goodale got a late start in life as a runner. In terms of miles, she’s doing her best to catch up....read more at the Peoria Journal Star.   I was particularly excited about this article because it was the first time I've been in the Sports Page! - Julie

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