Oral care during chemo and radiation therapy

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical Oncology One of the side effects which patients find uncomfortable during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the development of mouth sores. Although there are several prescription options available to patients with this condition – called oral mucositis – the best medicine for mild cases are the [...]

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Heart Health

Women and Heart Disease

Women need to be aware of such statistics as: Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men. Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had [...]

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Puppy Love Part II: What is a reasonable dating relationship for people ages 15 to 18?

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” What is a reasonable dating relationship for people ages 15 to 18? Date on the weekends (but not every day). Depending on your parents’ rules, you might do homework together during the week or attend each other’s sports [...]

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Broken New Years Resolutions

Did you fall into the trap of making a grand resolution that you have already broken?  New Year’s resolutions in January become the “I should do’s of February” and the regrets of March…  Getting in to a new habit or routine takes about a month, and with exercise for females you typically need about 3 [...]

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What should I do with those white elastic stockings the nurses send home with me from the hospital?

Did you ever wonder what you should do with those white elastic stockings the nurses send home with you from the hospital?  You wore them while in the hospital, are you to wear them at home too? Those stockings are called anti-embolism stockings or TED stockings. They are meant to be worn while a person [...]

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Is red wine really heart healthy?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care Red wine has long been thought of as the heart-healthy alcohol choice. But is that just a myth? No! In moderation, red wine is actually heart healthy! Many people think that the antioxidants in grapes are what make red wine so good for you, [...]

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Menopausal women and symptoms

Pain in the Neck?

Have you suffered from a pain in the neck? Not a coworker, but a real, musculoskeletal pain in the neck? There are many reasons for this, but I am sure most of us have suffered from the neck pain caused by poor posture and weakness of our body. I recently read an article about how [...]

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