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Author Profile: Kim Neuhauser

About Kim Neuhauser

Who I am: I have 2 kids and enjoy running and being active outdoors with my family.

What I do: I’m a contributing writer sponsored by Mesothelioma Help Now.

What motivates me: Previously, I worked for several years as a mental health counselor, so I understand the emotional stress families face when dealing with illnesses such as mesothelioma. With master’s degrees in psychology and journalism, I’m driven to write supportive information that helps people deal with this disease.

Army Veterans: Still at Risk After Service

Although many of us know June 14th as Flag Day, it’s actually a birthday celebration. On that date in 1775, the Continental Congress created the Continental Army to fight the American Revolutionary War. 9 years later, that group became the United States Army, now the largest branch of the U.S. military. Over 40 million people …

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Men and Mesothelioma

Nearly every type of cancer — apart from female-specific cancers like ovarian and uterine — affects men at higher rates than women. In addition, men tend to die of cancer more often than women with the same diagnoses. These are 2 results of a 2011 study published by the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics …

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Senior Health & Fitness with Mesothelioma

You probably know all about the many benefits of exercise. Experts note that a regular fitness routine can help you lose or maintain weight, sleep better, reduce depression, and prevent illness. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 27th. So, it’s a good time to consider the benefits of exercise for older people — …

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Mental Health Month: Yoga and Cancer Treatment

Many of us associate yoga with the image of young, Lycra-clad women doing impossibly pretzel-like poses. However, the ancient practice can be tailored to suit any level of flexibility and promises significant benefits for those with cancer. Derived from a Sanskrit word that means “to yoke,” yoga is often used as a way to bring …

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Making Mesothelioma Tests Part of National Women’s Checkup Day

Whether it’s taking the kids in for vaccinations, elderly parents for specialized care, or a spouse for a chronic health issue, some women spend quite a bit of time at the doctor’s office. But despite this reality, sometimes they put off making appointments for themselves. As the HHS Office on Women’s Health explains, it’s vital …

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Mesothelioma Victim Awarded $13 Million for Asbestos Exposure

A 73-year-old woman with mesothelioma recently was awarded $13 Million by a Los Angeles jury. The woman became ill with the deadly disease from using asbestos-containing Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The jury found that Colgate was 95 percent responsible for causing Judith Winkel’s mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by …

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies—Don’t Miss It!

Tune In to PBS March 30, March 31, & April 1, 2015 Next week, PBS will air an epic, 3-part, 6-hour-long television event presented by renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. For anyone touched by cancer—directly or indirectly—this is a must-see TV documentary. This historic film is based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Cancer: The …

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Caregivers—Who’s Taking Care of You?

If you’re caring for a family member who has mesothelioma, you’re all too familiar with the huge responsibilities involved. There are so many things to manage–from doctors’ appointments and medical treatments to daily life around the house. But, you’re making a huge difference, so it’s all worth it. But, who’s taking care of you? Let’s …

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