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Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to April, which is also Stress Awareness Month. For many of us, every month feels like stress awareness month. You don’t need one more article that says “stress is bad,” and that “you should go for a walk.”  Or do you?  Ask yourself this question:  Do you think that stress is just a feeling? Maybe you think stress is...

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ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

Posted by on Mar 31, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published another update to its standards.  What’s the ADA Diabetes Standards of Care and why is it important?  For over 30 years, this living document has been developed by the ADA. It is important because it looks at research conducted over the last year to learn and share what the best quality of care is...

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Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Two of our most popular previous blog posts described free vacation opportunities for adults with cancer. Given the uncertainty of the past two years, we thought it was time for an update.  Here is a short list of organizations that have made it their mission to provide needed respite to those affected by cancer. Each has been verified to have...

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Dietary Supplement Warning, Again!

Dietary Supplement Warning, Again!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Lots of people take dietary supplements. Unfortunately, they are not all that their producers claim. A previous post notified readers of FDA warnings to dietary supplement producers. Today another dietary supplement warning has come out and it is especially pertinent as so many of us are experiencing sadness and depression due to social distancing and the...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials: “Part of something bigger than myself”

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials: “Part of something bigger than myself”

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Barry Nelson, Patient Advisor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Patients and Families participated in a webinar on January 11 organized by  The Center for Health Education Research Service in Boston, Massachusetts. [1] During the webinar, Nelson described his experience as a cancer survivor.  “I was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer...

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Resilience and Hot Chocolate

Resilience and Hot Chocolate

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

“…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 14 to 18 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Blizzard like conditions possible Monday and Monday evening.” ~Weather Underground Looking at the weather forecast...

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Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Blog, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

When bacteria are stressed, they stop living their lives singly, the way plankton do. Their adaptation is to find co-locate with other bacteria and build a type of fortress. That fortress is called biofilm. Biofilm is an organized structure made of sugars (polysaccharides), proteins and DNA and of course, bacteria. In some cases other microbes like fungi,...

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