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Notes from our ACS patient navigator: Screening and prevention — how can the American Cancer Society support you?

June 01, 2017
Almost every person has been touched by cancer, either personally or through someone else, so cancer prevention may be something you are curious to learn more about.

Making the transition back to a primary care provider after cancer treatment

June 01, 2017

When you have been in the care of doctors and nurses who specialize in cancer treatment, transitioning to a provider who does not know all the small details can seem daunting. Here is some practical advice. 

5 things to consider before signing your child up for sports

June 01, 2017
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Sports are a great way to keep your child active, social and challenged. But there are some things to consider before signing them up.

Book recommendation: Surviving the Storm

June 01, 2017

An interview with author Cheryl Krauter, LMFT, existential humanistic psychotherapist and a cancer survivor.

Know the signs of stroke: you may save a life

June 01, 2017
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The average age for a stroke is 65. But more young people, some in their late 20s to early 30s, are having strokes. Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke with the acronym FAST. Here’s what it stands for and what to do if you think you or someone else is having a stroke.  

Palliative care: Treatment for the patient as a whole person

June 01, 2017
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness such as cancer. It is a specialty that focuses on quality of life for patients and their families through the relief of physical, psychological, social/practical and spiritual/existential suffering.

6 things to consider before applying for disability

May 31, 2017
Many people with chronic neurological conditions have questions about when to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. While there’s plenty of information on how to apply, there’s much less on what to consider before you apply. Here are some important points to think about before moving forward.

Recognizing an eating disorder

May 30, 2017

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When we think of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia probably come to mind. But there are many other behaviors that qualify as eating disorders, including obsessive behavior about food and calories and compulsive exercise to burn calories. Some people are more prone to eating disorders than others. Here’s how to spot signs of a disorder and what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with food.


Married men are more likely to go to the doctor, here’s why

May 23, 2017
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Swedish scholarships increase diversity among doulas

May 22, 2017

As the second-oldest child in a family of 10, Zeinaba Robele helped her mother bring many of her siblings into the world. Today she’s studying to become a doula with a Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship aimed at increasing the number of doulas from underrepresented groups. Read about the scholarship program and three doulas-in-training.