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Cancer Series V: How to Heal After the Physical and Emotional Trauma From a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic experience. And like most traumatic experiences, it can leave a lifelong, lasting imprint on a person. Cancer Survivor, Jenny Leyh, offers advice on how to overcome […]

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Cancer Series Part IV: How to Build Your Stress Response Muscles During Recovery From Breast Cancer

Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a popular type of meditation that helps you access and build your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. Meditation helps improve general well being and quality of life as well as bring clarity and concentration to any patient going […]

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Cancer Series Part III: How to Navigate Nutritional Information as a Cancer Patient and Beyond Treatment

Breast cancer treatments like surgery, radiation therapy and chemo put a lot of demands on your body. Treatments and their side effects can affect the way you eat and how your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. During many breast cancer treatments, you need extra calories and protein to keep your weight up and […]

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Survey Finds Significant Gaps In Doctor-Patient Conversations

Americans define health in broad terms; wish doctors would talk to them about more than just physical health Many Americans experience a disconnect between how they personally define health and how they talk about their health with their doctors. Nearly half (45%) of U.S. adults who have a primary care physician (PCP) say they wish […]

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Cancer Series Part II: Healing vs. Curing After Cancer Treatment

So much of “the fight” against cancer centers around physical health, but how do we combat the emotional effects that arise after cancer care? Cancer survivor, Jenny Leyh, explains her journey of healing after her cancer treatment. Chemo. Radiation. Surgery. This medical arsenal—designed to attack and, hopefully, cure cancer in a patient—is often first and foremost […]

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Cancer Series Part I: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. While the initial activities involve conventional methods, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, many patients seek out complementary and self-care methods to add to these approaches to cancer treatment. Here is the story from […]

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Healing Tool Series: Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies

A website with objective information about integrative cancer therapies “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Patients with cancer and their family members as well as providers working with patients with cancer. This tool was created […]

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The 3 Keys to Avoiding Opioid Dependency

When I think about chronic pain, I think about my patient Margaret and her back pain. She wasn’t sure how it started – maybe she lifted her grandson wrong, or it was the extra hours on her feet at the shop. Her doctors prescribed medications and physical therapy. She had X-rays and an MRI, which […]

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Four Crucial Actions to Manage Your Chronic Pain

It takes a village to manage chronic pain – or at least a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals with you (and your own self-care) at its center. With a pain management team by your side, it is important to keep these four actions in mind about managing your chronic pain: 1. Communicating with Your Doctor […]

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The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Woman

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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