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Are Organic Foods Better For You?

Processed foods have become a staple in the U.S., making up as much as 90 percent of American diets. Pre-prepared meals are often less expensive, and save working, busy people time at the end of a long day.
However, research from the Organic Trade Association shows that trends are beginning to change. Sales of organic products grew by about 5 percent in 2009, reaching a total of $26.6 billion. And fruits and vegetables, the most popular corner of the organic market, increased sales by 11 percent, or $9.5 billion.
Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, senior clinical nutritionist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, …


Survivor Spotlight By her side: Facing cancer together

by Christine Cleary
In their 44 years of marriage, Mary and Jim Kenn have gone through a lot side by side … including Mary’s battles with cancer.

Mary Kenn sits at home in Bridgewater, Mass., surrounded by familiar comforts. Framed photos of her three grown children and their families hang on her wall; the scent of fresh home-baked blueberry muffins fills the air; and, most reassuring of all, her companion of the last 44 years, her husband, Jim, is at her side.

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Carie Capossela — My breast cancer treatment team focused on my needs

Carie Capossela: “I was so lucky to end up with the specialists in my treatment team.”

Carie Capossela was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. Determined to see her young son and daughter grow up, she put her care in the hands of a clinical team at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
I had just gone for my one-year checkup after giving birth to my daughter. My doctor didn’t find anything abnormal, but a week later I was shaving and felt a lump in my right breast under my armpit.
When I called my OB/GYN, she …