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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, and Safety

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, and Safety

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

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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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Someone next to you in the elevator is coughing, sneezing and hacking away.  Meanwhile, inside your body, your spleen is busily producing the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that create antibodies to attack the viruses and bacteria to which you are being exposed. This organ is between four and five inches long (about the size of a fist) and located on the...

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Increasing Awareness: What is Cachexia?

Increasing Awareness:  What is Cachexia?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

Eating Together For many, being able to commune around a table–talking, laughing and eating–is a sign of health and well-being.  That’s why, when someone is sick, and doesn’t eat, conflict can result. Caregivers may feel enormous anxiety, guilt and hopelessness as their loved one loses weight. Yet, caregivers need to know what is...

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Oncology Basics 2016: The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Oncology Basics 2016:  The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Oncology Basics 2016 continues with a look at the immune system and immunotherapy.  As described in a previous post, one of the regulators of cell division and proliferation is the immune system.  Harnessing the power of the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells is a promising area of oncology research. Immune System Cells Below is a graphic to...

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What Do Teeth Have to do with Hearts? Dental Health Month

What Do Teeth Have to do with Hearts? Dental Health Month

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

Having just consumed mass quantities of heart shaped chocolates or those cute little colored candies with “I love you” or “Text Me” on them, you are probably thinking, a lot.  And you would be right. Dental Health But not in the way you might be thinking.  There are between 200 and 300 bacteria in your mouth.  One that is called the keystone of...

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

The Cancer Research Institute has created an infographic to explain cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is an incredible resource to treat cancer. Essentially, the immune system is activated and its ability to remove specific cancer cells is re-enabled. The infographic below explains the components of the immune system that are...

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