Mat-Su Valley News

Holidays without the hustle

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The holidays can be exhausting for everyone. This year, make a commitment to do the holidays without the hustle. If you’re in treatment and don’t have the stamina for your usual holiday festivities, there are still things you can do to honor your traditions and celebrate with your family.

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Cancer Bites: November Recipe // Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Carrot and Sweet Potato

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If you’re ready to fully embrace the holidays, this recipe is the way to do it. It checks all the boxes of a winter recipe with pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and spices. It even has great potential health benefits. Pumpkin has many health benefits, one being that it is rich in beta-carotene; beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. Research has suggested that a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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Support Alaska cancer lodging fund with coffee from Kaladi Bros.

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Do you like a warm drink to get you through the day? What if that warm drink could support an Alaskan going through cancer? We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Kaladi Brothers Coffee during the month of October to support Alaskans who need lodging while undergoing cancer treatment, known as the Lodging Crisis Fund.

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Cancer Bites: October Recipe // Red Lentil Soup



Fall is here and that means it’s officially soup season! There’s nothing more comforting than a piping hot bowl of soup and this month our mouths are watering for this red lentil soup. It’s full of veggies and all the warm flavors of the season.

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Giving back to your community

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We love calling Mat-Su Regional Medical Center home. There are so many great people that walk through our doors and roam the hallways with us on a daily basis. If you feel the same way, whether you’re a patient past or present or a caregiver or family member, consider giving back through volunteering. Volunteers at the hospital help in a variety of areas from the emergency department to guiding tours at the annual Baby Fair. You’re sure to find something that interests you and you’ll feel great about it too! It never hurts to get to know the people at your local hospital and you’ll also qualify for hepatitis and influenza vaccinations as well as free educational classes through the medical center. Learn more and apply today.