Archive for August, 2022

The Balancing Act of Your 30s

Woman Having Coffee Together

You’re over 30—now what? First: don’t freak out. Being over 30 can be great! You made it through the busy and challenging decade of your 20s, and you may have made some decisions about a job or career, relationship(s), whether to become a parent, and where to settle—at least for now. Second: don’t freak out […]

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Archive for July, 2022

What Men Should Know About their Health

While June may be Men’s Health Month, men’s health is important all year long. Let’s talk about the top health issues men face and ways to prevent and treat problems. We talk about heart health, cancer risk, and an often-overlooked concern, mental health. Know your heart health Heart disease is the number one cause of […]

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Archive for June, 2022

Get Well and Stay Well Recap: Healing Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Wow, doesn’t time fly? We’re already in June…and even though we’re only halfway through, what a year it has been already. Quick check-in: Have you been taking care of your health and well being? As our wonderful Facebook Live guest, Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer reminded us earlier this year, we’re living in uniquely challenging times. […]

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Archive for December, 2021

Chronic Pain Management post-COVID

This fall, we conducted an online survey with the Harris Poll to examine chronic pain management techniques and preferences, as well as to gain insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted pain and pain management.  What we found might surprise you.  Chronic pain affects more than half of Americans (56%). In fact, about 3 […]

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Archive for November, 2021

Making Sense of Cancer and Finances

Stephanie, 38, reached a financial milestone recently when she made her last debt payment. Not student debt, though. The debt was from her treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma—her cancer care. Diagnosed at age 30, Stephanie was successfully treated with chemotherapy and radiation and has been cancer-free for several years. However, the bills for hospital care, tests, […]

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Archive for November, 2021

“Too Young” for Cancer? Finding Your Voice and Your Tribe

If you ever got separated from your parents in the store, you remember how it feels. Suddenly, everything around you is no longer familiar but strange and threatening. You look down one aisle, then another, searching for a face you recognize. The aisles have become an alien world. Instead of searching for your favorite toy […]

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Archive for November, 2021

Making Sense of Sexuality When You Have Cancer

Sex and cancer. They may seem like totally separate concerns—or your biggest worry that no one talks about. Your doctors and even your partner may be focused on helping you survive, while you feel life won’t feel right if your sex life is nonexistent after treatment. Sex still matters Even if you’ve just been diagnosed […]

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Archive for November, 2021

Finding Spiritual Support When You Have Cancer

Dr. Jonas Hand on Heart

It seems like the cancer team addressed everything. Cancer stage, treatment options, side effects, what to eat and where to find a support group. Or did they? Cancer is not just a physical illness. It affects your mind and spirit, too. “What if … why did I get this? Did I cause it?” It also […]

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Archive for October, 2021

What to Do About Cancer Pain

Is pain inevitable when you have cancer? Can treatment cause pain? Is it worth mentioning discomfort to your oncologist? Or is only severe pain of real concern? Our new free Pocket Guide to Cancer Pain is part of our Integrative Cancer Care series of tools for patients, caregivers, and health care providers. It features an […]

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Archive for October, 2021

What to Eat When You Have Cancer

“Eat whatever you want.” “Eliminate sugar.” “Eat clean and detoxify.” “Keto cures!” As soon as we’re diagnosed with cancer, we’re constantly bombarded by messages about how to eat. From the grocery store checkout line to ads and recipes online, everyone seems to have an idea of what’s best for us. You know what you eat […]

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