Dr. Basen-Engquist’s research focuses on cancer survivors and high-risk individuals and investigates the role of health behavior interventions in improving physical functioning, optimizing quality of life, and reducing risk of cancer, cancer recurrence, and other chronic diseases. In addition, she studies intervention methods for behavior change with a focus on distance-based and mHealth interventions and factors related to implemention of behavioral interventions in clinical and community settings. She currently is the co-chair of LIVES, a national trial of a diet and physical activity intervention for ovarian cancer survivors and has been a multiple PI and a co-investigator on grants to study the use of wearable and home-based sensors in cancer prevention and survivorship research. Her research on the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors has been translated into a community program to increase physical activity among minority and medically underserved cancer survivors in Houston, Beaumont, Tyler, and El Paso,
Keep your immune system strong by eating healthy, being physically active, getting enough sleep, managing your stress and please wear a face covering. Join the Brody medical students at September’s “Walk with a Doc” at Lake Laupus. This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Jason Higginson, executive dean of the Brody School of Medicine. He will make a few comments and lead the walk around the lake. All are welcome at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Q My doctor says I have NAFLD. I don’t understand since I never drink alcohol. He told me to lose weight. Is there a special diet I should follow? — JL, Winterville.
A You received a diagnosis that confuses many people, but it is a condition you can do something about with lifestyle changes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), like other chronic medical conditions linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes,
by Kevin Cody
The Beach Cities Health District Board will vote on whether or not to certify the Healthy Living Campus environmental impact report at its Wednesday, September 8 meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. on Zoom. If the board certifies the EIR, the board will move on to reviewing the master plan for the 11 acre, $374 million, 254,700 square foot campus.
Over 300 people submitted comments about the nearly 1,000 page report. Almost all were in opposition to the project, including a 70 page petition with approximately 1,200 residents’ signatures.
Many of the comments echoed the complaint from Laura Zahn, an elder care worker. “Too tall, too big, too much construction noise, too much construction traffic, too
Teen Mom Javi Marroquin’s ex Lauren Comeau promoting program to ‘reset & recharge’ after ‘hitting’ baby daddy in fight
TEEN Mom star Javi Marroquin’s ex Lauren Comeau is vowing to “reset and recharge” after an emotional spat with her baby daddy.
After letting the dust settle on the reported incident, which The Sun broke in July, mom of one Lauren is now changing her mindset and appeared on her Instagram Live Saturday morning to promote healthy living products from Arbonne.