Karen Anderson

About Karen Anderson

Karen completed her BAppSc in 2003 and started her first chronic disease studio.

Let’s Talk About Sex…and Cancer

Let’s Talk about Sex…and Cancer With all illnesses, including cancer, the most important thing is to try to preserve quality of life. Intimacy is an important component of quality of life. However, sexual dysfunction is common after cancer. Women and men can experience lowered libido, arousal, orgasmic thresholds and [...] Click here to view [...]

Yoga for cancer teacher training

ELLSWORTH — Susan Sassaman, a Bar Harbor yoga instructor, will be offering a workshop teach other yoga instructors the specialty of Yoga for Cancer Sunday, July 28, from 1-4 p.m. at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Participants will experience a Yoga for Cancer class and discuss best [...] Click here to view [...]

How Yoga Is Helping Kids with Cancer

The cornflower-blue sleeper sofa. The formica closet. The tea cart clanking by. Jaymee Jiao will never forget the eight months she spent living in this hospital room with her son Savior-Makani Jiao as he underwent around-the-clock treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. But today, the rambunctious two-and-a-half-year-old is in remission, [...] Click here to view [...]

Listening to Music May Ease Cancer Patients’ Pain

Listening to music improved patients physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from negative thoughts about cancer. (Berna Namoglu/Shutterstock) Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. In the [...] Click here to view [...]

​Why cancer and depression go hand in hand

Fear of the unknown — where treatment will lead and how it will affect your life — can chip away at your sense of identity. (Photo: ABO PHOTOGRAPHY/Shutterstock) There's a connection between any kind of chronic illness and depression , but cancer can raise the stakes. Every cancer patient [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-06-24T04:08:07-04:00June 24th, 2019|Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

Changing sense of taste just one chemotherapy side effect

Dear Doctor: A dear friend is about to start chemotherapy treatments, so I’ve been researching the side effects she can expect, and it’s a lot. I’ve read that even her sense of taste could change. Is that true? Can anything be done? Dear Reader: You’re correct about the wide [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-06-24T03:48:36-04:00June 24th, 2019|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary, Side Effects|0 Comments

Research demonstrating the importance of exercise in cancer care

Northumbria University is researching the impact of exercise on cancer on survivorship. Credit: Northumbria University Research at Northumbria University, Newcastle is investigating the important role that structured exercise programmes can play in living with and beyond cancer. Cancers of the breast, prostate and colon are amongst the most common [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-06-21T04:33:02-04:00June 21st, 2019|Cancer, Exercise & Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Bowel cancer: This popular snack could lower the risk of developing the condition

Bowel cancer can affect anyone at any age but it is more common among men. According to Bowel Cancer UK 1 in 15 men will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime. Although the exact cause of bowel cancer growth is not known, there are a number of [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-06-21T03:46:52-04:00June 21st, 2019|Cancer, Dietary|0 Comments

Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater [...] Click here to view [...]

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