Body

May 15, 2017

Surprising Spots Where Skin Cancer Could Be Hiding

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with an estimated 1 in 5 Americans developing the disease at some point in their lifetime. The major risk factor is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun — especially if it led to burns severe enough to blister (and even more so if […]

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April 10, 2017

Intimacy and Cancer: Staying Connected During Treatment

Viola and Nathan Jones of Olathe, Kansas, have been married for 34 years. So it’s not surprising that when Viola returned home from a mammogram in February 2014, Nathan knew immediately that something wasn’t right. “She came in and looked at me, and I just knew something was wrong,” he says. When he asked what […]

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April 10, 2017

Styling with Cancer: How to Tie a Headscarf

Chemotherapy patients often talk about the emotional impact that comes with losing their hair during treatment. But many don’t anticipate the physical effects—like trying to stay warm when your head is bare. Treatments, infections and cancer itself often play a role in disrupting your body temperature. Add in chemotherapy-induced hair loss, known medically as alopecia, […]

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March 13, 2017

Finding Relief from Chemotherapy-Related Nerve Damage

Chemotherapy is known for causing a number of side effects that may affect patients’ quality of life. Many of them, like fatigue, nausea and hair loss, are often temporary. Peripheral neuropathy is different. Characterized by nerve damage that may impair patients’ ability to walk, maintain balance, hold objects and perform other key functions, it has […]

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March 13, 2017

Myth or Fact? Some Patients Feel Pain Even Before Entering the Operating Room

Some pain is inevitable after most surgeries. But for many patients, the pain that comes even before an operation, before the first touch of a knife, is just as real. It even has a name: anticipatory pain. Aside from causing stress and physical discomfort, anticipatory pain may also lead to other complications that impact the […]

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February 14, 2017

One Lifestyle Change That Reduces 13 Cancer Risks

If you’re considering starting a new exercise program, National Cancer Prevention Month (February) is as good as time as any to get started. If you need a little extra motivation taking the first step toward an active lifestyle, you may find it in a recent study that shows, in addition to its other health benefits, […]

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February 13, 2017

8 Healthy Habits for Better Sleep

In the U.S., 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This was defined as sleeping less than seven hours per night, which is associated with numerous health risks. Enough Sleep is Essential When you don’t get enough sleep, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, […]

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February 13, 2017

Don’t Forget Date Night

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma residents Cathie and Michael Nicholson have a Friday-night tradition: “We’ve been married for 11 years, and one thing we’ve been committed to from day one is having a weekly date night,” Cathie says. Taking time from their busy schedules to check in, laugh, and connect each week has remained a beloved ritual […]

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January 11, 2017

5 Reasons to Move More and 9 Tips to Get Started

Many of us spend the majority of our day seated: we drive to work, sit at a desk all day long, drive home, and then after dinner, we relax on the couch watching television. Because of demands in our everyday lives, it’s no wonder why most of us have sedentary lifestyles. Though it might be […]

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January 11, 2017

7 Apps to Make Healthier Habits Stick

Every year, January 1st seems like the perfect date to make a promise to be healthier. But as the weeks go by keeping that promise may become tougher than you thought without a little help (or some such). With an abundance of technology aimed at helping you move more, eat better and de-stress, you can […]

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