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Grapefruits and grapefruit juice

8/28/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the deal with grapefruit juice and certain medications?

There’s at least one downside to drinking grapefruit juice: You can’t have grapefruit juice when taking some prescription medications. Why? Grapefruit juice can prevent specific medications from working as designed and/or create serious side effects.

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Healthy-Food

6/12/2019 12:00 AM

The 'good, better, best' list of healthy foods

“What’s important in a healthy diet is variety,” says Jasmyn Walker, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at our Tulsa hospital. “And what is best for people often depends on their current state of health and what they are trying to achieve. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet.” Still, Walker said, it’s good to start by incorporating as much vegetables and fruit as you can into your diet.

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Bacteria

5/22/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping belly bacteria balanced is key, but a challenge for cancer patients

Learn about the important role gut bacteria play in our overall health and in certain diseases, including cancer.

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Opioid

4/3/2019 12:00 AM

Cancer patients not immune from opioid addiction

While media coverage surrounding opioid misuse in the cancer patient population is sparse, research does indicate that cancer patients are not immune to addiction. It is also clear that opioid prescribing rates among cancer patients are substantially higher than those of other patients.

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Lifestyle

3/13/2019 12:00 AM

Lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of cancer

Studies reported by the National Institutes of Health have found that at least 75 to 80 percent of cancers in the United States may be prevented by lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to decrease your risk of developing cancer.

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Coffee

1/2/2019 12:00 AM

Busting myths: Can coffee cause, cure or prevent cancer?

Can coffee cause cancer or prevent it? Learn some of the myths and realities when it comes to coffee and cancer.

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Holiday Gift

11/29/2018 12:00 AM

Holiday or anytime gift ideas for a cancer patient

The holidays are a good time to show the special cancer patient in your life how much you care. You can give your time, your talents or a thoughtful gift to help make their journey a little easier.

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Vitamin

7/11/2018 12:00 AM

Vitamin D: An important but elusive nutrient

For many cancer patients, it's hard to get enough vitamin D because treatments for the disease may cause the skin to be extra sensitive to sun damage.

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Drug

6/20/2018 12:00 AM

Dangerous drug interactions: Common medicines to avoid while undergoing oral chemotherapy

Cancer patients on certain oral chemotherapy drugs should be cautious about what other medications they’re taking. Learn which common medications to avoid during treatment.

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