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Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In 1904, a physician wrote about a patient with leukemia who went into remission when he got the flu. Though the patient was not cured, it was a ray of hope at a time when there were no treatments for leukemia. Other cases were reported throughout the years of people with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma going into remission when they...

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Putting the care into healthcare

Putting the care into healthcare

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Changing the way health care is delivered… A recent article in The New York Times discusses the impact of a physician’s demeanor on health outcomes. In a series of experiments, the authors, Lauren Howe and Kari Leibowitz two social psychologists at  Stanford University, tested the notion that the “care” element of healthcare...

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ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

During July and early August of  2018, the Harris Poll in association with the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO’s) conducted a poll of 4,887 U.S. adults, 1001 of these have or had cancer. This second annual National Cancer Opinion Survey explored a wide range of topics. The findings clearly describe disparities in the care patients with...

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Tongue Health: Color Differences

Tongue Health: Color Differences

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Stick out your tongue and say “AHHHHH”! The tongue is an organ of the digestive system but it is much more. It is a sensory device that has been used to help blind people see. Using a video camera and a plastic lollipop that you hold in your mouth, the tongue’s ability to discriminate touch, provides the sensitivity for this product, the...

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Ending the year with Music #2

Ending the year with Music #2

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

We ended last year with music and asked for suggestions of music from our readers. This year, we thought it would be fun to share last year’s recommendations.  But first, watch this TedTalk from 2008 called “The transformative power of classical music.” Recommendations from our readers Last year  Michael Hadley commented,...

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Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post by Stephanie Zimmerman,...

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Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN,...

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Climate Change and Lung Health

Climate Change and Lung Health

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report, Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C. Invited to provide guidance to the United Nations,  this group of 91 scientists, authors and editors from 40 countries reviewed over six thousand scientific papers. Their many conclusions tell us that we have very little time to act. Many...

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Flu and Vaccinations

Flu and Vaccinations

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

I may be a little late in getting one, but I’m going to get the flu vaccine this year. In the US, it is recommended that you get the flu vaccine in October. That gives you time–two weeks–to build immunity to the flu before the “flu season” hits. One reason to get the vaccine is to help protect other people from influenza. This...

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