August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Thanks to immunizations many diseases are no longer a public health threat in the United States. For example, polio is a deadly disease that can lead to paralysis.
This year PearlPoint Cancer Support is celebrating thirty years of service, as well as Minnie Pearl’s 105th birthday. Are these two related? Well, yes they are. I’m so glad you asked.
Even with all the advancements in cancer treatment, sometimes cancer cannot be treated or managed successfully. At some point in your cancer journey, you may need to consider end of life care.
After a cancer diagnosis, your social life will probably change. Cancer can be isolating. You may not feel up for the activities you once enjoyed. This can either be due to feeling poorly physically or emotionally. Side effects may keep you homebound in the days following treatment.
For many people, pets feel like a part of the family. After a cancer diagnosis, pets can offer many benefits. Benefits include: companionship, improved mood, and motivation to stay active. Some hospitals and treatment centers even use animal therapy to help improve patients’ well-being.