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2/16/2017 12:00 AM

Treating malnutrition starts by identifying its cause, and taking it seriously

Because malnourished patients may become too sick to continue treatment or may experience slower recovery rates, getting the nutrients you need should be a top priority. A number of tools are available to help.

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Video Game

2/14/2017 12:00 AM

Can playing video games help cancer patients?

For cancer patients who have trouble focusing on certain tasks or remembering what they were looking for in the kitchen, for example, playing video games may exercise their brain and help them combat confusion, memory loss and other treatment-related side effects.

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2/9/2017 12:00 AM

Study finds 'chemo brain' persists after treatment in breast cancer patients

Chemo brain symptoms include lapses in short-term memory, difficulty remembering names and dates and problems concentrating. Research has linked memory issues to certain chemotherapy drugs prescribed to treat many types of breast cancer.

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2/7/2017 12:00 AM

Why does cancer risk increase as we get older?

"As you get older, you tend to have more potential exposures and more unhealthy habits," says Dr. David Boyd.

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Breast Cancer

1/31/2017 12:00 AM

Why it's important to know if you have dense breasts

Since dense breast tissue and lumps—both benign and cancerous—appear white on a mammogram, the tests may not distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue and may be less accurate for women with dense breasts.

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1/19/2017 12:00 AM

Medical tests women should have

Put your health at the top of the priority list by scheduling important tests that may help find, and in some cases, prevent cancer.

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1/17/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Patients with either cancer may experience extreme fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite, fever and sweats and other common symptoms. And both are named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, the ground-breaking researcher who chronicled symptoms of the diseases. But there are important differences between the two.

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1/10/2017 12:00 AM

How to tell your boss and co-workers you have cancer

Sharing a cancer diagnosis isn’t easy. It is normal to be nervous, especially if you don’t know how your supervisors or co-workers will react. Prepare yourself for a wide range of responses and emotions. By sharing your news, you may find you receive the support and understanding you need to help you get through cancer treatment.

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1/5/2017 12:00 AM

Addressing malnutrition: The silent diagnosis

Malnutrition doesn’t only occur in underweight individuals. Even an overweight or obese individual who develops a severe illness or experiences a major traumatic event is at risk for malnutrition and frequently needs and benefits from intense nutrition intervention.

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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.