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August 11, 2015

5 Simple Steps to Boost Your Memory

Memory lapses are common as you get older. They’re so common, in fact, that by the age of 60 more than half of adults are concerned that their memory is slipping. But while research does show that your ability to learn new information – and recall it – slows down after the age of 50, […]

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August 10, 2015

Strategies for Stress Relief

A cancer diagnosis can introduce additional stress into daily life, for both patients and caregivers who must confront the changes and demands of a diagnosis and treatment. “Stress is a normal reaction in the body,” says Raed Rahman, DO, Medical Director of Pain Management and an Interventional Pain Medicine Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of […]

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June 25, 2015

4 Daily Activities to Beat Stress

Nearly everyone experiences moderate stress from time to time, and many Americans (one in four) said they had a “great deal” of stress in the past month. Close to half of Americans, meanwhile, experienced an “earth-shattering” stressful event in the past year, according to one new survey, which “completely altered their lives.” Both types of […]

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May 18, 2015

If You Have Depression, Physical Illnesses Could be to Blame

Depression is typically regarded as a mental illness, but physical illness also plays a role. What researchers aren’t sure of, however, is which comes first: the depression or the physical illness. It’s estimated that up to 15 percent of depression cases have a medical illness, or medication side effect, at their root. For instance, people […]

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May 15, 2015

Write Your Cancer Narrative

Want to start documenting your cancer journey? These tips from Tiffany Glisson, MSW, Mind-Body Therapist at CTCA, can help you start writing, whether online, in a traditional journal or through a colorful vision board. Choose the medium that suits you. Consider your own goals and comfort level. If you are a private person, you may […]

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May 15, 2015

Write What You Know

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once said, “If a story is in you, it has got to come out.” Many who have experienced cancer and the journey through treatment and survivorship emerge with an amazing story to tell—a story that, when shared, might just provide healing for the writer and for others […]

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May 15, 2015

Mind-Body Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients at the Cellular Level

Mind-body therapies such as mindfulness meditation and attending support groups are well known to offer mental benefits to cancer patients, but now research shows they have a positive impact at the cellular level, too. In a study of 88 breast-cancer survivors, those who practiced mindfulness meditation or attended support groups maintained the length of their […]

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May 15, 2015

A Place to Call Home

Dorothy from the beloved movie The Wizard of Oz had it right when she said her famous line, “There’s no place like home.” For patients undergoing cancer treatment in a new city, far from family and the comforts of home, that sentiment can be especially true. “One of the things we deal with a lot […]

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April 27, 2015

Getting the Best Results: Choosing a CAM Practitioner for You

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults, and 12 percent of children, use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).[i] The most popular forms of CAM are vitamin and herbal supplements, but usage is increasing for many CAM therapies that often require a practitioner, such as massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, Reiki, hypnosis, and naturopathy. Choosing the […]

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February 10, 2015

How to Respond When a Loved One Has Cancer

News of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis can be shocking and difficult to process. Carla Denham, MD, a psychiatrist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Goodyear, Arizona, shares insight into receiving the news and offering appropriate support. Avoid platitudes such as “I’m sure you will be fine” because you do not know that. It […]

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