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Hand sanitizer

3/15/2020 12:00 AM

Can’t find hand sanitizer? Making it at home may not be the solution

With concerns over the coronavirus reaching a fever pitch across the country, hand sanitizers have been hard to find in local markets.

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3/11/2020 12:00 AM

Researchers find potential causes of ‘chemo brain’ and exercises that may help

Many chemotherapy patients know the feeling all too well: a mental fogginess that permeates the brain and can disrupt even the most routine tasks. It is popularly known as “chemo brain.”

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3/2/2020 12:00 AM

Writing may help patients vent and express emotions while coping with cancer

Journaling can be an empowering tool—in sharing your story with the world, expressing your feelings privately and in coping with cancer.

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Cooling caps

2/26/2020 12:00 AM

Cooling caps may help reduce hair loss after chemotherapy

To battle hair loss caused by chemotherapy, some hospitals and infusion centers are turning to a novel therapy approved to protect hair cells. (Photo courtesy DigniCap®)

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2/14/2020 12:00 AM

The connection between romantic love and pain relief

Can love relieve pain? A study published in Plos One found that college students in new romantic relationships experienced a 40-45 percent reduction in pain sensitivity. Read the blog to learn more.

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Pain management

1/15/2020 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you need to know about cancer-related pain and pain management

Dr. Nathan Neufeld, Pain and Palliative Care Program Director for Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), answers your questions about pain and pain management.

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12/26/2019 12:00 AM

The power of laughter for cancer patients

Sometimes, allowing yourself the time, and room, to see the humor in some of life's lighter moments can bring levity to the situation. In those moments, choosing to laugh is like a booster shot to your resilience, with no unpleasant side effects and hopefully some unexpectedly pleasant ones.

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Supportive care for breast cancer

12/19/2019 12:00 AM

Managing pain with integrative care

Combining integrative and conventional pain management strategies for patients with chronic pain offers a more balanced approach and the potential for improved results. A growing body of research suggests mind-body therapies can help manage pain and reduce stress.

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A healthy sex life after cancer

12/18/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping a healthy sex life after cancer treatment

Changes in sexual function or libido for both sexes most often come as a result of cancer treatment. Learn more.

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