How Retail Therapy Week Will Help Oncology Nurses Deliver Survivorship Care Across America
Oncology nurses play a vital role in helping patients complete their cancer treatment while maintaining the highest possible quality of life. Nurses have the most contact with cancer survivors of any other health professional group, providing day-to-day care during acute treatment and also over the continuum of follow-up care.
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Back in the Swing-Funded Research Presented at National Survivorship Conference
The University of Kansas Breast Cancer Survivorship Center presented their findings of a Back in the Swing-funded energy balance program at the Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, in Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2010. The results showed that program participants increased their weekly minutes of cardiovascular exercise on average by 4-fold.
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Cancer Advocates, Survivors Address The 'Now What?' Stage Of Cancer
"Survivorship is the new buzz word in cancer care as advances in the treatment and detection of cancer have resulted in an estimated 12 million cancer survivors in the United States alone. However, cancer survivors need assistance navigating the complex issues they face after treatment. ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson echoed this fact and raised a host of survivorship issues while moderating a roundtable held at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's 14th Annual Conference on March 12."
» As taken from the article on www.MedicalNewsToday.com.
Cancer Care Seeks to Take Patients Beyond Survival
As a growing number of Americans are learning, surviving cancer can mean slipping into a rabbit hole of long-term medical problems -- from premature menopause and sexual dysfunction to more debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, like heart disease and even new cancers.
The realization that cancer and its aftermath can go on for years has given rise to a medical specialty known as survivorship. At several major hospitals around the country, survivor programs financed by the Lance Armstrong Foundation are focusing on life after cancer.
» As taken from the article on www.nytimes.com
Cancer Centers Pushing Better Survivor Care
Between May 2006 and March 2007, Cheryl Bayard's life was all about fighting her breast cancer. There was surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to endure. She saw doctors and nurses constantly.
Then it was over. Except that it wasn't.
"All of a sudden, they say, 'That's it,' " said Bayard, a retired art teacher who lives near Tylersport in Montgomery County. "You're left with, Now what?"
» As taken from an article on www.philly.com
Human Emotions Hold Sway Over Physical Health Worldwide
A researcher from the University of Kansas has spearheaded a new investigation into the link between emotions and health. The research proves that positive emotions are critical for upkeep of physical health for people worldwide, above all for those who are deeply impoverished.
The study, a joint undertaking between KU and Gallup, will be presented March 4 at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Chicago.
"We've known for a while now that emotions play a critical role in physical health," said Sarah Pressman, assistant professor of psychology at KU and a Gallup senior research associate. "But until recently, most of this research was conducted only in industrialized countries. So we couldn't know whether feelings like happiness or sadness matter to the health of people who have more pressing concerns - like getting enough to eat or finding shelter. But now we do."
» As taken from the article on www.sciencedaily.com
Mind Growth and Matter
If the existence of what is referred to as the ‘mind/body connection', which has spawned a massive industry of complementary medicine and given rise to a radical new mindset, still sounds like bunkum to you, hold onto your seat and read on.
The new sciences quantum physics and epigenetics are revolutionising our understanding of the link between mind and matter, challenging established scientific theories and prompting a complete re-evaluation of life as we have known it.
» As taken from the article on www.brucelimpton.com