Katie's Take
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    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Katie Couric wants you to get screened! After losing her husband, Jay Monahan, to colon cancer in 1998, Couric co-founded The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. The clinic focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support for people suffering from gastrointestinal cancers.

    Katie met with the Director of the Jay Monahan Center, Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, to talk about the importance of getting screened, and about the center’s “Make That Call” campaign - which urges people 50 and older to get screened.

    Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In 2013, 143,000 people will be diagnosed and 50,000 will not survive the disease. The statistics are startling, especially considering that the disease is preventable. The key is early

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    If you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, you are not alone. But there may be time slipping through your fingers that you can get back each day. All you need is a little organization.

    On average, people waste around 40% of their workday due to poor organization. To help you reclaim some of your precious time, Katie Couric spoke with productivity expert Julie Morgenstern who shared her own life preparation kit filled with the tricks of the organization trade. Julie has been dubbed the "queen of putting people's lives in order" by USA Today and is a New York Times bestselling author of five books including Time Management from the Inside Out.

    According to Morgenstern, the key to time management is planning. For each hour of planning, you can save up to four hours. But in order to successfully utilize your time, you need to know your energy cycles. Knowing when you are most productive, how you energize yourself and where your concentration threshold falls are

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    “Sit up straight!” A meme that is easier said than done! But the benefits of straightening up can have a lasting effect on our bodies and minds.

    Katie Couric sat down with Tara Stiles, named “Yoga Rebel” by the New York Times and owner of Strala Yoga, to talk about how simple stretches can help our bodies, minds and make us feel and look taller.

    Yoga, an exercise that allows increased blood flow through stretching and deep breathing, has been practiced for over 5000 years and practiced by 11 million Americans. Yoga isn’t just for the contortionists; according to Stiles all it requires is deep breathing.

    By taking in large breaths, tension in our muscles is released which Stiles says helps aids in overall health from in the inside out. She calls yoga a ‘massage for our organs’ that encourages us to live a healthier and happier lifestyle while increasing our flexibility and strengthening our muscles.

    And the great thing is, you don’t have to seek out a yoga studio to take

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