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Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround

June 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.

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Finding their calling: Why cancer caregivers join cause

Some family caregivers devote their lives to that larger work, shifting the health care landscape

Sept. 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Inspired by months or years spent helping loved ones during cancer, many former family caregivers are devoting their lives to the larger caregiving mission.

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Talking about health with ‘Dr. Mom’

A nutrition and exercise expert and her science writer daughter sit down for a conversation on motivation

Aug. 31, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A science writer finds expert advice on how to eat well and stick to exercise from this renowned Fred Hutch researcher — her mom.

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How lifestyle factors affect cancer rates, survival

Fred Hutch epidemiologist Dr. Amanda Phipps discusses the importance of healthy living

Oct. 16, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service

Sleep. Diet. Alcohol intake. Weight. Exercise. All are important lifestyle factors, and all play a critical role when it comes to cancer. Dr. Amanda Phipps, an epidemiologist at Fred Hutch, took part in a tweet chat and discussed how healthy living impacts cancer risks and survival.

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Good sleep may improve breast cancer survival

First-of-its-kind study finds link between pre-diagnosis sleep deprivation and increased breast cancer mortality

June 11, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by Fred Hutch public health researchers suggests good sleep isn’t just important for overall health – it may also improve your chances of breast cancer survival.

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