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What Happens During A Colonoscopy?

What happens during a colonoscopy? | Mini Van Dreams

Sometimes we put off medical tests because we are scared they will hurt or be uncomfortable.  (Yes, I am talking to you.)  You know you are due for your colonoscopy but just can’t make yourself pick up the phone.  The horror stories you have heard about the prep and the test are keeping you from making the appointment.  Why?  Fear.  The fear of the unknown.

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Colorectal Cancer Testing Options

Colorectal Caner Testing Options | Mini Van Dreams

Do you know what colorectal cancer testing options are available?  Do you know there are other options than having a colonoscopy?  Colon cancer is the second leading cancer in men and women in the United States.  Do you know the best test to test for colon cancer?  The one you have done.

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C is for Colon Cancer

C is for Colon Cancer | Mini Can Dreams

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – an important month in our family.  Colon cancer can strike anyone, at any age.  Just ask Don.  Don has been cancer free almost five years.  Many consider colon cancer an “older” person’s disease.  It is not.   (more…)

10 Signs of Colon Cancer

10 Signs of Colon Cancer | Mini Van Dreams

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  As many of you know, colon cancer has hit close to home with us.  Check out our post tomorrow to find out more about Don’s cancer diagnosis.  We will be celebrating 5 years cancer free in May!  For today’s list, I thought I’d share 10 Signs of Colon Cancer.  And, because this is me… I am just putting it out there in normal terms.

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Monday Manifest: Reasons to Support Cones for the Cure

Reasons to Support Cones for the Cure | Mini Van Dreams

I haven’t done a Monday Manifest in awhile, but I thought today’s post would be perfect for the Manifest.  The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s annual fundraiser “Cones for the Cure” is in full swing in their quest for a home run for cancer.  But, you might be wondering what Cones for the Cure is or why you should visit your local Graeter’s and make a small donation to the fundraiser.  Well, that’s what I am here for… for today’s Monday Manifest, I will be sharing reasons to Support Cones for the Cure.  Ready?  Let’s go…

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Graeter’s Free Ice Cream Day!

Cones for the Cure = Free Ice Cream! | Mini Van Dreams

Psssst…. Head over to a participating Graeter’s in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago for a free scoop of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream Thursday, September 7th from 4 until 8 PM!  While you are there donate a $1 or $5 for a “cone for the cure” and help The Cure Starts Now fund research for pediatric brain cancer!  For more information about Cones for the Cure, visit my post!

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Free Ice Cream at Graeters!

Cones for the Cure: The Cure Starts Now

The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s have teamed up again to raise money for the Cones for the Cure campaign!  The campaign is running at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago Graeter’s locations.  They will be helping to spread the word about The Cure Starts Now and help the organization find the “homerun cure” for cancer, while focusing on pediatric brain cancer.

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The Cure Starts Now: Cones for the Cure

Cones for the Cure = Free Ice Cream! | Mini Van Dreams

Today starts the annual two week campaign for Cones for the Cure in conjunction with Graeter’s Ice Cream.  Participating Graeter’s locations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago will help The Cure Starts Now find a cure for pediatric brain cancer and all cancers.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath

Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath | Mini Van Dreams

October is breast cancer awareness month and as you know, we lost Don’s mom to her battle with breast cancer a couple of years ago.  When we were contacted by Tree Classics to design a wreath for breast cancer awareness we jumped at the chance to help get the word out about breast cancer.  For more information on breast cancer and your risks, talk to your doctor and check out the American Cancer Society’s website.

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Get Your Man Healthy!

As a mother, wife, sister, or daughter, we have the responsibility to keep the men in our life healthy.  Just in time for Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month, and with some help from my friends at Nuts.com, I thought I would share ways to get your man healthy!  Keep reading for some great tips and to see the NUTritional infographic, created by Registered Dietitian Molly Morgan.

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