• 3/30/2016

    If you’ve ever spent any time in a hospital, you know it can be a foreign, cold place—even if your loved one or best friend is being treated there.  The hospital decorators and designers do a good job of creating lovely places to sit in the lobby and waiting areas.

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  • 3/23/2016

    As you already know, hair loss (alopecia) is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Even though not all cancer patients undergo chemotherapy and not all who do lose their hair, bald heads are synonymous with cancer survivors in popular culture.

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  • 3/18/2016

    According to researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, the smoking habits of African Americans differ from those of white Americans. Even though African Americans appear to keep smoking longer, they smoke fewer cigarettes a day.

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  • 3/16/2016

    Nutrition is an important aspect of colorectal cancer treatment. Since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, let’s take some time to look at the relationship between nutrition and colorectal cancer treatment.

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  • 3/12/2016

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved crizotinib to treat metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with ROS1-postive tumors. Crizotinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tyrosine is an enzyme that aids in cell growth.

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  • 3/08/2016

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in 2008 to raise awareness for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) as invaluable providers of food and nutrition services and to commemorate RDNs for their comment to helping people lead healthy lives and practice better nutrition. This year, RDN Day falls on March 9.

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  • 3/05/2016

    A new study from the Journal of Thoracic Oncology shows that a blood test may be helpful for diagnosing lung cancer and preventing false positives when used as a complement to current screening

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  • 3/02/2016

    Are the short winter days affecting your mood?  Does the cold weather leave you stuck in the house?  Have you given up on your New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t worry! You’re not alone if you did.

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