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Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as project director for the Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily magazine. Cindy is masters-level certified in health education by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Cindy has been involved in multiple cancer activities and projects since 2000, including serving as the state coalition coordinator for Tennessee for 13 years, and currently is involved with several cancer organizations. She has served since October 2015 as interim director for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002. She has been touched by cancer personally after seeing both family and friends alike suffer from the disease. Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as the Women Survivors Alliance and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to partner with New Focus Daily and WSA.

A “festively fall” welcome to New Focus Daily (NFD) new readers, AND welcome back to our regular readers.   Our theme this month is “’Giving

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[caption id="attachment_4603" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image from NFD contributor Cindy Chafin[/caption] Where would we be this “month of love” without talking about our pets?    Pets give

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Editor's note:  This recipe originally published on 1/7/2017  is also affectionately known as "Sandee's Chicken and Dumplins" in honor of a dear childhood friend

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January is a time for new beginnings.  Maybe quitting smoking is one of your New Year's resolutions.  Having lost a grandfather to lung cancer

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Editors note:  I asked long-time Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) and New Focus Daily friend and contributor Linda Ragsdale to participate in an interview with

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NFD editor Cindy Chafin interviews  Marion Spencer, co-survivor with wife Vicki, bladder cancer survivor. Editor's note:  2017 SURVIVORville marked the 4th event and the 5th

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Editors note:   This article appeared in the inaugural print edition of New Focus Daily which debuted at SURVIVORville 2017.    It felt like an

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NFD Editor Cindy Chafin interviews Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) CEO Karen Shayne in recognition of the 5th anniversary of Women Survivors Alliance and National

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  Being the good health educator that I am, I know all too well the dangers of getting too much sun as well as some

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Editors note:  I am so excited to be writing THIS NFD article!   This year, Women Survivors Alliance interviewed two young ladies from Middle

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