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  • Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 9 ways to clear the fog of cancer treatment Cancer treatment and stress can affect your thinking. Try these tips for refocusing when you're foggy or forgetful. Make lists. Movies to see, to-do lists, people's names: Details can stump you during treatment. Get enough sleep....
  • Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Tips for taming cancer stress Make a list of stressors. Let go of some, find support for others. Put your hand over your heart. Researchers say this simple, soothing action has a calming effect. Listen to music. Your favorite tunes can lower pain levels, especially...
  • In November 2019, the first case of novel coronavirus infection was detected in a country 7000 miles away from the United States. Over the following months, the number of cases and deaths rose dramatically, peaking at ~81,000. Today, four months after the world’s first known COVID-19 infection, the U.S. has surpassed...
  • This article was originally published on March 17, 2020. It was updated on April 4, 2020, to reflect new information about this rapidly evolving situation. As events get rescheduled for the fall, schools remain closed and communities are urged to practice social distancing and abide by stay-at-home orders in light of...
  • (Reuters Health) - Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of postoperative pneumonia by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests. "Oral care is one option for preventing postoperative pneumonia as postoperative pneumonia can be precipitated by aspiration of oral and pharyngeal...
  • NEW GUIDELINES SAY EXERCISE MAY HELP CANCER PATIENTS LIVE LONGER, OR HELP YOU AVOID GETTING CANCER IN THE FIRST PLACE. Even a little exercise may help people avoid and survive many types of cancer, according to new exercise guidelines released today that focus on how exercise affects cancer outcomes. The guidelines,...
  • MUSIC THERAPISTS CAN MEET THE SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND AESTHETIC NEEDS OF THE AFFLICTED BY PRODUCING SOUNDS TESTIFYING TO THE FACT THAT BEAUTY CONTINUES TO EXIST IN THE WORLD. When Emily Caudill learned she had an ovarian germ cell tumor at the age of 25, she did not want to undergo chemotherapy. An accomplished...
  • Meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits to our mind and body such as stress and anxiety management, emotional wellbeing, improved focus and better sleep. Many successful people cite meditation as a valuable tool. For years I’ve recommended it to my clients, and yet, I struggled to make it part of my own...
  • (Reuters Health) - People with chronic health problems like cancer and heart disease who suffer from depression may find their mood improve when they do aerobic exercise, a research review suggests. Patients with long-term medical issues like diabetes, asthma, cancer and heart disease are two to three times more...
  • One year ago, I stepped onto a scale only to discover that my weight had creeped up to an all-time high. It was clear that 2018 would have to be my year to get with the program -- a fitness program -- that I could stick with for the rest of my life. It was time to take some serious steps toward wellness. Not only was...
  • Harvard Health Blog When I'm dragging and feeling tired during the occasional low-energy day, my go-to elixir is an extra cup (or two or three) of black French press coffee. It gives my body and brain a needed jolt, but it may not help where I need it the most: my cells.   The cellular basis of being tired What we...
  • By Lindsay Malone, RD When you’re being treated for cancer, the last thing you want to think about is sticking to a diet. I don’t ask people undergoing cancer treatment to do this — I would never overwhelm you with what you “should” be eating. As a dietitian, my job is to set a foundation to keep you feeling as strong...
  • NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to treat diseases....
  • THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise before and after a cancer diagnosis significantly improves odds of survival, a new study finds. Among more than 5,800 U.S. patients with a range of early- to late-stage cancers, those who exercised three or four times a week before and after their diagnosis...
  • If scrolling through our newsfeeds and swiping right were Olympic sports, we’d definitely take home a medal. But while we may only be working out our thumbs, that’s not to say our phones can’t help us lead healthier, happier lives—we just need to know the right apps to download. Before you fall down the rabbit hole...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphone app can help reduce the severity of cancer pain and related hospital admissions, according to a new study. The findings were presented November 16 at the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego,...
  • Medical professionals are trying new therapies in an effort to reduce cancer treatment side effects such as lack of appetite and nerve problems. Aromatherapy is one of the new treatments being used by cancer patients to combat the side effects of chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy is often the best weapon against cancer. But...
  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked. "From a scientific...
  • A Healthline writer recalls his conversations over the years with the billionaire philanthropist about how to live with cancer. “Don’t focus on the statistics because you just don’t know if you’re going to be in that 90 percent or in that 10 percent.” — Paul Allen (Getty Images) For all his well-documented success,...
  • (Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests. Chronic pain sufferers who took guided tours of art museums felt less discomfort and unpleasantness related to their pain shortly afterward, researchers found. The researchers invited 54 visitors to the Crocker Art...