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Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In July 2015, Medivizor introduced us to a project being conducted by the Broad Institute in conjunction with Dana Farber Cancer Institute called The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project or MBC Project.  In October of 2015, after two years of work involving patient input and partnership, the MBC Project website went live. One of the reasons why this project is...

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Do You Understand Clinical Trials?

Do You Understand Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In two previous posts, What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?  and What Do You Think? Medivizor’s Clinical Trials Perception Survey Results, we learned your perceptions of clinical trials.  As a follow-up, we have a short, very useful explainer video produced by the European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) describing some of the key features of...

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Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Though this title might seem flippant, there is evidence that Vitamin D supplements may help you get fewer pesky colds and flu. In a recent article published in The BMJ, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on randomized control trials.  Backing up, to do a meta-analysis, researchers find already published articles that fit a specific criteria, in this...

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Never Done Yoga? Give These 9 Seated Yoga Poses A Try

Never Done Yoga?  Give These 9 Seated Yoga Poses A Try

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

You’ve probably heard of yoga. Some people are “into” it. Others, not so much. Yoga is over 5000 years old, originating in India. One of the oldest texts in existence is the Yoga Sutra. Written 2000 years ago, it is the basis of the yoga practiced today. Possible health benefits from practicing yoga include stress management, balance...

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Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1) Karen explained her experience of learning she had the BRCA mutation. This mutation significantly increased her risk of getting breast cancer (87% risk) and ovarian cancer (54% risk). Here is the rest of her interview. Why Karen Had A Double Mastectomy Waking up everyday thinking...

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Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

According to the movies, a heart attack is dramatic and obvious. Pain in the left arm and severe chest pain tells you it’s time to call 911. But the reality can be quite different. Nausea can be a symptom in both men and women. Shortness of breath, without doing anything, is a sign. Women may experience dizziness, feel pain in their upper back, or...

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Guest Post: Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Guest Post:  Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

Dawn Goo is a waitress, former comedian, breast cancer survivor and is now under treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  She lives in El Paso, Texas.  This is a post from her Facebook page which is gathering momentum in social media among people who have experienced cancer, especially those who are dealing with Stage 4 disease. DAMN IT DAWN! WE ONLY WANT...

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Sight Thief: Glaucoma Awareness

Sight Thief:  Glaucoma Awareness

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

First published in 1962, Light A Single Candle tells the story of a 14-year-old who loses her sight to glaucoma.  Written by Beverly Butler, who is herself blind, it is memorable in its descriptions of the losses that accompanied losing sight.  A book written for the adolescent audience, it stayed with this reader decades after first reading. If...

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