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Vitamin D – Important enough to supplement?

  • May 5, 2015

by Tracie Swearingen, RD, CSO, LD Years ago, the most important reason for adequacy of vitamin D was to maintain bone health. Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which are then…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

  • May 5, 2015

SKIN CANCER FACTS Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than two million skin cancer diagnoses annually. Many of these cancers can be prevented…

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Minnesota Oncology Celebrates “Lab Week”

  • April 20, 2015

by Alexia Hansen, Lab Manager Did you know that Minnesota Oncology labs performed 3,673,126 total tests in the past year? That includes: 77,755   Venipuncture (blood draws) 94,017…

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April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Get the Facts

  • April 6, 2015

Testicular cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in one or both testicles.  An uncommon disease, a man’s lifetime risk of getting testicular cancer is about 1 in 300.  The…

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From the Dietitian: Guidelines for Grilling

  • April 3, 2015

by Sarah Barts, RD, LD  The signs of spring are among us; the birds are chirping, trees are budding, and temperatures are rising.  With warmer temperatures, outdoor activities become more…

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National Healthcare Decisions Day: A Day for Planning

  • April 3, 2015

A message from Minnesota Oncology Medical Director Dr. Mark Sborov and Dr. Nicole Hartung, Medical Director of Quality April 16th marks the eighth anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day…