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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, and Safety

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, and Safety

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephomyelitis What’s the difference between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fatigue?  A huge difference according to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that focused on a cutting edge research study conducted at Stanford University.  Researchers found that inflammation is the driver of...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

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

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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Summer Sweat! Infographic

Summer Sweat!  Infographic

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Your normal temperature is around 98.6ºF (37ºC). When your body gets hotter than this temperature, the hypothalamus (a part of your brain) tells your body to lower that temperature and tells your sweat glands to perspire. Sweat is primarily water but does contain small amounts of salt, ammonia, urea and sugars. Released through pores all over you body,...

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Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

Marathons are grueling 26.2 mile treks.  The Boston Marathon is the oldest (started in 1897) and is one of the Marathon Majors (along with London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Chicago). Marathon Man Raising Money For LLS In 2001, at age 48,  family practitioner, Larry Saltzman ran his first marathon in Chicago.  That started a  13 marathon odyssey to...

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How to Smoothie!

How to Smoothie!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

This summer has been a challenge after a family member with celiac disease had a gluten exposure (Click here to read more about celiac disease). Gluten damages the small intestine villi (see 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Small Intestines), which are essential for nutrition absorption.  For over a month, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting...

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Infographic on Cancer Immunotherapy

Infographic on Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Last summer we provided a series of posts on oncology basics.  Oncology Basics: Preparing for ASCO covered some of the history of oncology.  In Understanding Cells, we reviewed what is newly understood about cells–it’s way beyond what you learned in high school biology.  DNA with lots of animated videos also explained some of the basics...

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Why Is Asking For Help So Hard?

Why Is Asking For Help So Hard?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Asking for help has been really bothering me lately… Before writing this post, I read a lot about the topic. It seems that the experts agree that it is a strength to ask for help.  They actively promote asking for help. But that just felt wrong to me. I’d been advocating for months for a loved one and getting absolutely nowhere.  Maybe it was...

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Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN Dear Healthcare Providers, Although professionally, I am a former pediatric oncology nurse practitioner, I write this letter as an individual who lives with the long-lasting impact of late effects stemming from the successful treatment of Ewing’s Sarcoma as a child in the late 1970’s. I write because I am fortunate to be...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Blood, your own private sea, moves through your body because of your powerful, pumping heart.  Through blood, every cell in your body communicates with one another.  What do you know about this special fluid? Your blood is not just fluid.   There are four components to your blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid...

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