New Year, New Outlook

As you look ahead to the New Year, plan for a new outlook on life, outside of cancer. Research indicates that positivity can increase your prognosis and the quality of your life. Here are some resolutions to consider for balancing your life and managing your emotional and physical pain.   Think of each day as…

Seasons Change: Pain Relief May Be Just Around the Corner

Two-time breast cancer survivor Julie O’Connor was scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed the first time she came across information about Milkweed Balm. “I have a lot of pain from medication and surgeries, so I e-mailed and asked for samples,” O’Connor said. Her right foot was particularly painful, so when the samples arrived, she applied Milkweed…

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday

As the season changes and the weather gets colder, we are sure to hear about the colds and viruses that surface and make their rounds through everyone’s homes. During the holiday season, we really want to feel our best, so how can we protect ourselves and our loved ones from getting sick?   It is…

It’s the Little Things: Showing Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Sometimes those that struggle the most can be the most thankful for the simple things in life. During and after cancer treatments, it might seem unrealistic to be appreciative, but that is often when patients are thankful for time and memory-making opportunities with loved ones. Living with cancer teaches you to value the positive moments….

A Natural Jar of Bliss

Pam Featherstone, owner of Featherstone Supply, started using Milkweed Balm as a remedy to remove shards of plastic, glass and metals that embedded themselves into her hands and eyes during an exposure to bagged soil containing nitrates, dioxins and heavy metals. Back in March, Featherstone noticed a black chip in her thumbs, followed by unbearable…

​Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month

During National Family Caregiver Month we recognize the courageous individuals who step up to help care for family members who are in need. Through selfless acts, sacrifice and love, caregivers protect dignity and provide care and comfort to their loved ones.   Family caregivers have a complicated role. Often they have families of their own…

Raising Awareness … By Not Shaving?

As a family-run, web-based organization, No-Shave November has grown tremendously since its beginning in 2009. The Chicagoland Hill family created No-Shave November when their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in 2007. What started as a tradition is now a national campaign to raise money for cancer education, prevention and research.   No-Shave…

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Communities of women and men around the world are uniting this month to support their friends and loved ones with breast cancer. World-wide events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Avon Walk give millions of people the chance to walk together to raise money and save lives.   There will…

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