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June 15, 2017

Busting myths: 7 common chemotherapy misconceptions

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may experience fear, anger, sadness and confusion. This blog is an installment in an occasional series called “Busting myths,” designed to help dispel some widely held misconceptions about certain aspects of cancer.

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June 29, 2017

Is there such a thing as a safe suntan?

Is there a way to safely tan your skin without exposing it to the damage that may lead to skin cancer?

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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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1/8/2020 12:00 AM

Do wearable gadgets make us healthier?

Wearable gadgets work by capturing, analyzing your numbers and offering feedback that may help you make decisions about your health. High blood pressure, lung conditions like COPD, diet and exercise may all be managed with a wearable gadget.

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Flu shot

1/8/2020 12:00 AM

Should cancer patients get a flu shot? Yes, and caregivers, too

It’s the height of flu season, and medical professionals are advising cancer patients, and those who spend time with them, to get the flu vaccine. Find out why.

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Mindful Eating

1/3/2020 12:00 AM

Understand hunger cues with mindful eating

When the body needs energy from food, we start to feel weak, fatigued and irritable. When you eat, those symptoms go away. However, knowing when to stop eating is very difficult if you don’t pay attention to your body. Mindful eating can help you better notice your body’s fullness signal. Here are five tips for mindful eating.

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1/2/2020 12:00 AM

How stress affects your health

Cancer patients not only contend with the stress of everyday life, they also face worries associated with a diagnosis, the challenges of treatment, and fear of recurrence. It’s important to find healthy coping strategies, as prolonged stress can take a toll on your overall health.

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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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Organic foods

12/26/2019 12:00 AM

Should you choose organic?

Organic foods are increasingly available in “mainstream” grocery stores. But how do you decide if they are right for your shopping cart? We answer that question, and more.

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Rev. Percy McCray

12/24/2019 12:00 AM

Searching for the spirit of the season? It may be closer than you realize

We’ve all heard the phrase, “getting into the holiday spirit.” But have we stopped to consider what the spirit really is, and where it comes from?

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12/23/2019 12:00 AM

Managing the stress of being a caregiver

It’s normal to feel angry and have anxiety as you constantly worry about the loved one under your care. You may also experience a loss of control due to the restrictions that your loved one’s pain has put on your own life. If you ignore your own emotions, these feelings can lead not only to emotional distress but, over time, to physical distress.

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The information contained in this blog is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the blog is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment of any illness, condition or disease.