• 5/11/2017

    In honor of Mother's Day, enjoy this sonnet written by PearlPoint's own Margaret Martin, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, for all the mothers who care for adults impacted by cancer. Being caregiver for someone diagnosed with cancer is a difficult job, practically and emotionally. Thank you for all that you do!

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  • 5/10/2017

    One of the most common complaints received from those undergoing chemotherapy is that food is no longer appetizing or that it just does not taste the same.

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  • 5/08/2017

    Nurses are an important part of any patient’s healthcare team. They care for people in many different settings and specialties.

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  • 5/03/2017

    Everyone loves bacon, but could this once harmless meat candy be slowly killing you from the inside without any warning? In the 80’s everyone was worried about cholesterol issues associated with bacon due to the high amount of animal fat.

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  • 5/01/2017

    The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Monday May 1st is Melanoma Monday. Melanoma is the least common but most deadly skin cancer. Melanoma incidence rates have been rising for at least 30 years.

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  • 4/26/2017

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder in the US and other parts of the world. It does not cause cancer or increase your risk for getting cancer, so why am I writing an article about it in a cancer blog?

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  • 4/24/2017

    Cancer research is on a roll! It’s a very exciting time for cancer research and drug development. In 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made 19 new approval for cancer drugs.

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  • 4/19/2017

    A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse, also known as a WOC Nurse or Enterostomal Therapist/Nurse (ET), is a skillful nurse who treats and manages patients with complex wounds, pressure ulcers (bed sores), fistulas, new and problematic ostomies and skin problems due to urinary or fecal incontinenc

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  • 4/13/2017

    Should you eat more fermented foods? A recent study shows that the answer may be yes. Fermented foods have long been a part of many cultures’ diets as fermentation is used to preserve food without refrigeration. Fermented foods have a plethora of bacteria that may be beneficial to increase the amount of good gut bacteria while lowering the amount of pathogenic bacteria.

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  • 4/11/2017

    The CDC reports that more than one third of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic group. While cancer affects all races and ethnicities, some groups are at higher risks for certain cancers than other groups. The risk factors for getting cancer include genetics, lifestyle habits, certain bacterial and viral infections, and environmental exposure to cancer-causing substances. The number of deaths from cancer is often worse in minority groups due to the diagnosis of cancer in advanced stages.

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