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Las Vegas doctor fuels patients’ courage to fight cancer

So often Dr. Heather Allen sees it – a patient arrives, most often a woman, with anxiety buzzing inside her head like a power drill.
Fear is a natural response to a threat, the physician knows, and the threat her patient has received – a diagnosis of breast cancer – can leave her patient too shell shocked to focus on survival, particularly if she does not believe a legitimate counterattack is at hand.

Groups, resources help Las Vegas breast cancer patients

Although 1.3 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, those who receive the diagnosis can feel isolated. It’s as if they are facing the physical, emotional and financial distress alone.
But that’s not the case in the Las Vegas Valley, where several resources offer support to breast cancer patients and their family members, friends and caregivers.

Burn away calories by combining exercises

Put that isolation routine aside and get ready to sweat.
Working your chest, back, arms and core independently would take up the majority of your valuable gym time. Combining exercises is a good way to burn more energy during your workout.

Breast cancer awareness events

Numerous activities and tie-ins are planned in observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is aimed at raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Here are some of the events planned for the Las Vegas area.

HEALTH Q&A: Llifting weights

Q: I don’t want to look like a body builder. Do women need to lift weights?

In new book, Schwarzenegger says he kept many secrets from wife Maria

Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife Maria Shriver, eventually causing the dissolution of their marriage when he was forced to admit he fathered a child with the family’s housekeeper.

Bieber, now in Las Vegas, gets sick on stage in Arizona

It wasn’t just Justin Bieber’s fans who had “Bieber Fever” as the teen idol kicked off his national tour in suburban Phoenix. Video posted on KTVK-TV’s website shows the pop music star vomiting twice on stage Saturday night during his sold-out concert at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. He left the stage after each episode but returned and even did an encore.

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