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  • By Diane Galvin, PT “I know I’m supposed to exercise, but I’m just too tired.” This is the comment I hear from so many of my breast cancer patients. I am a physical therapist who sees women after they have had a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation — or any combination of those treatments. What is the...
  • 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,...
  • (Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the...
  • 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...
  • WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients...
  • 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...
  • A new type of e-cigarette caused just as much harm to lung cells as traditional cigarettes, according to a study. A new e-cig uses solid tobacco.  “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are already incredibly popular in some overseas markets, but they haven’t made inroads into the United States yet. Promoted in a similar...
  • 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...
  • FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients are already fighting a tough battle, so quitting smoking while doing so is a real challenge. Now, research from Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania shows that a combo of counseling and extended use of an anti-smoking medication...
  • 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...