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A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Empowerment Series for Women with Cancer is designed to help free women from stress and fear as much as possible and provide answers to many of their questions.

One reason cancer is so devastating is it cons the immune system. Immune cells such as T-cells (a type of white blood cell known as a lymphocyte) recognize the abnormal proteins present on the surface of cancer cells and infiltrate them….

11 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT A LOVED ONE WHO HAS CANCER

Cancer is a devastating disease. You may wonder what is the best way to support a loved one or friend who has cancer. Even though you want to help, it can be tough to know what to say or do. It can be a frightening and stressful time for you as well as the patient.

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CANCER AND COMPASSION FATIGUE AWARENESS FOR CAREGIVERS

Cancer involves abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. This process is very complex because of the multiple ways it affects each individual. More than 100 types of cancer affect human beings today.

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SERIES FOR WOMEN ADDRESSES FEARS, UNCERTAINTIES OF CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENTS SHOW PROMISE IN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

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WHAT IS PAIN MANAGEMENT?

About 80 percent of Americans will suffer at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (www.iasp-pain.org), pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Undergoing any kind of pain can seriously affect quality of life.

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A NECESSARY SPECIALTY

“We treat all different kinds of pain and pain issues, whether the pain arises from an injury, illness or disease,” said Heather Wright, CEO of the Pain Treatment Center. “If someone has chronic pain and they are referred to us, we will work with them to manage or alleviate their pain. Pain medicine is a necessary specialty.”

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OPIOIDS AND OVERDOSE

The overuse and misuse of opioids is a serious health problem. From 1999 to 2016, more than 630,000 people died from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 66 of those deaths involved an opioid. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids increased….

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OPIOIDS: A BLESSING AND A CURSE

Pain takes complex pathways in the body, making it difficult to alleviate. The signals the brain interprets as pain sometimes come from the body’s surface, such as when you get a cut. Other times the source of the pain signals is deeper – from damage to nerves, which can happen with a bad wound. A third type of pain can….

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PERFORMANCE NUTRITION: 3 TIPS FOR ANY ATHLETE

With a new year in full stride, many of us are resolving to exercise more in 2019. It’s easy to be lured into taking supplements, shakes and other nutritional interventions to aid your fitness goals. Fortunately, sports nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. Remember these three tips to assist….

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FEB 2019

BONE DENSITY SCREENINGS PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH

Getting preventive screenings is one of the best measures you can take to promote good general health. If you are concerned you have a certain condition because it runs in your family or age group, there may be a test for it. It’s a good idea to have a bone density test if you are a woman approaching senior age.

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FEB 2019