Dr. Laurence Altshuler explains the dangers of a new trend called sunburn art and how it can increase your risk of skin cancer.
Kristen Trukova, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC, LDN, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center joins in on a discussion of alkaline diets and whether or not they work. Kristen offers some clues on the difference between acidic and alkaline diets, and how focusing on an alkaline diet can affect the body.
June 5, the 2005 West Liberty-Salem High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center graduate joined more than 115 other five-year cancer survivors at the red carpet “Celebrate Life” event hosted by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has honored registered nurse Catherine Pippin with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
A cancer diagnosis can prove challenging to anyone’s state of mind, often eliciting feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and frustration. Treatment regimens can also impact patients’ ability to maintain their daily routines, which may increase their risk of depression. But depression doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. David Wakefield at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa discusses ways to lower your risk (pages 19-22).
Cindy Olmstead, a breast cancer survivor from Wauseon, Ohio, joined more than 115 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 5, 2015 for an emotional and momentous walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship.
In patients receiving cancer treatment and home total parenteral nutrition (TPN), the risk for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) can be reduced significantly by a standardized management approach, according to a recent study.
Debbra Gossen, RN, OCN, GMS, nurse navigator at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and nationally-certified grief management specialist, joins other grief experts in the discussion on how to help families experiencing grief. Debbra shares that each person grieves differently – there is no one set way to grieve - and offers how nurses can embrace and support grieving families.
Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled in the United States in the past 30 years and will continue to climb unless people minimize exposure to ultraviolet light, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona resident and CTCA melanoma patient Tara Beye has become an advocate for skin cancer prevention
Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN-BC, Magnet® Program Director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), shares why she chose to pursue her BSN through the Chamberlain College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. As a commitment to providing extraordinary patient care, CTCA at Midwestern has agreed that by 2020, 80 percent of its RNs will hold a BSN.