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Dealing with Hair Loss and Cancer

by Karen Glowacki

BaldwomenHair loss resulting from chemo is traumatic for most women and men. From itchy scalps to wigs and scarves, it's hard to figure out what will make you feel most comfortable as you deal with the loss of your hair...and not being sure exactly how your hair will look when it does return. To get some insight from those who have been through it, we asked the WhatNext network how they dealt with their hair loss. Here's what they had to say:

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Getting a Little Green this Summer

by Kendall Scott, CHHC

Cashews KaleAdding greens to your diet is easy, and your body will thank you for it with increased energy, more balanced moods, faster healing from trauma, and fighting or preventing disease. If you do nothing else – just get those greens in on a daily basis, if possible. Make a greens salad, steam greens or sauté kale, collards or spinach with a little olive oil, sea salt and garlic. Or try this simple and yummy recipe from Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer.

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Inspiring New Book for Caregivers Offers Tips, Laughs & Hope

by Karen Glowacki

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When Rob Harris of RobCares.com found out his wife was diagnosed with cancer (the first time), he found himself with a new role, "cancer caregiver." After supporting is wife through her second diagnosis, Rob was inspired to help other caregivers be as effective and empowered as possible. We sat down with Rob (also a WhatNext-er) to learn more about his inspiring new book, a love story that provides practical tips for the caregiver.

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