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Dos and Don'ts:

Helping a Friend
Who Has Cancer
Not sure how to help? Here are some ideas.
Do keep in touch with notes, texts, calls and emails.
Don't drop by without calling first.
Do plan for short, frequent visits rather than long
Don't offer medical advice or say, "Be strong."
Do listen without judgment.


Kids &

Adults who had stressful childhoods are more likely to have
heart disease and diabetes than adults who weren't stressed
as children, according to a study published in the Journal of the
American College of Cardiology. Help your child cope with stress
now to avoid heart disease later with these tips.
DAcknowledge it. Talk to your child in a supportive tone about
what's going on and listen when he or she shares feelings.
DTroubleshoot together. Help your child devise a plan for
working through problems, but don't give him or her all the
answers. Acting as a sounding board will help your child learn
how to deal with future stressors independently.
DLeave room for free time. If your child's schedule is packed,
start saying no to some activities. Kids need downtime.
DMake gratitude a habit. Help your child see the good and
be grateful each day. Have everyone say one thing he or she is
thankful for at breakfast or before bed.

Yoga can help ease stress at any age. Check out


with your child for some easy yoga poses to
do when homework gets to be too much.

Don't overlook the caregiver. Helping the support
person is just as beneficial as helping your friend.
Do make specific suggestions on how you can help,
such as taking over yardwork or grocery shopping.

The Tammy Walker Cancer Center
offers support groups and resources for
people dealing with cancer. Visit for
more information.

Online Rx
WATCH personal stories related
to clinical trials and learn about
participating in one by visiting
health-information and clicking
"NIH Clinical Research Trials and You."

CONNECT with other breastfeeding
mothers, ask advice and share stories
at La Leche League's Mother-to-Mother
community page at .
LEARN whether you are eligible
to donate blood and schedule an
appointment at
donating-blood .

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