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Advances offer Promise for Multiple Myeloma Patients

With a growing number of treatment options, the out­look is improving for patients with this blood cancer. By Mia James Una Wilson initially thought that the early signs of multiple my­eloma (MM) were... [...]

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Writing the Narrative of Illness

The practice of writing can be a valuable therapeutic tool in the face of illness and trauma. By Judith Hannan We are made up of stories. The stories we tell ourselves be­come who we are. We are certain... [...]

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Compliments: Accept the Gift with Grace

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Why is it so hard to listen to nice things about yourself? It seems like it should be so easy—and enjoyable—but many of us react to compliments in ways that... [...]

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Patients Rising: Voices of Value

By Terry Wilcox When Jennifer Hinkel was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lym­phoma in 1998 at the age of 17, her life as she knew it came to a standstill: from her daily routine to her long-term plans, her... [...]

Revlimid® Reduces Need for Blood Transfusions in Some Myelodysplastic Syndromes

The agent Revlimid (lenalidomide) reduces the need for blood transfusions among patients with lower-risk, non-del (5q) myelodysplastic syndromes who are dependent upon red blood cell transfusions, but... [...]

Head and Neck Cancer Immunotherapy Study with AXAL Advances to Second Stage

Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, today announced that its Phase 2 “window of opportunity” clinical study of its lead immunotherapy candidate,... [...]

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep Habits

By Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD Getting Regular Sleep Isn’t Easy. Work demands, worries about finances or family, or a busy schedule can push back your bedtime. According to a re­cent nationwide study... [...]

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Cancer Survivorship: Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Cancer inevitably stirs up many feelings. It’s normal to become anxious or stressed-out, and many patients and family members face feelings of depression. Help is, however,... [...]

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For a Healthy Heart, #GoRedGetFit

A social media initiative aims to educate and inspire positive change in diet and exercise habits and to promote heart health among multicultural women. By Diana Price For renowned personal trainer and... [...]

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