PINK UP – New yoga class is helping cancer patients

A unique, new class at Saint Francis Healthcare System is benefiting cancer patients, their families and even their doctors. “I finished treatment three weeks ago but my body is still kind of wondering what’s going on,” explained Angela Roper. “I was put into surgical menopause." Roper said after being [...] Click here to view [...]

Treating Multiple Myeloma: Common Side Effects to Watch Out For

HealthiNation Before starting treatment for multiple myeloma—a cancer of the plasma cell, which is a type of white blood cell made in the bone marrow—it’s important to be aware of the side effects you may experience. Knowing how certain... Before starting treatment for multiple myeloma—a cancer of the plasma [...] Click here to view [...]

Ditch the doughnuts. When you’re being treated for cancer, eating healthy is critical.

Amanda Amigo, left, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Weston, goes over healthy food choices with Nancy Shapiro, who was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. Eating healthy and hydrating are critical when undergoing cancer treatment, when your body’s immune system often is weakened. When Nancy Shapiro was [...] Click here to view [...]

Cognitive behaviour therapy for women with urinary incontinence

Psychological factors have been identified with respect to female urinary incontinence. However, there is limited research regarding psychological interventions. The effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as a treatment for women with urinary incontinence was investigated. Design. The study adopted an AB case series design with a follow-up phase. Methods. Ten women with urinary [...]

2019-03-17T09:40:59-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Immune & Urinary, Psychology|0 Comments

Yoga: A Biobehavioral Approach to Reduce Symptom Distress in Women with Urge Urinary Incontinence

Urge urinary incontinence is a debilitating chronic condition that poses challenges for affected women and the clinicians who care for them. Multicomponent behavioral therapies have shown promise in allowing women to manage their symptoms. New evidence suggests an underlying pathophysiologic inflammatory process for urge urinary incontinence, and complementary therapies that address the psychoneuroimmunology component [...]

The Effectiveness of Massage in Stress Urinary Incontinence—Case Study

The aim of the case study was to determine the effectiveness of massage in the management of stress urinary incontinence. Design: A 50-year-old woman with many years’ history of stress incontinence was treated with massage. Methods: The methodology involved positioning of the patient and massage according to an original method including the initial, main, [...]

2019-03-17T09:44:39-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Immune & Urinary, Massage|0 Comments

Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

To examine the effects of different doses and types of exercise on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. A multicenter trial in Canada randomized 301 breast cancer patients between 2008 and 2011 to thrice weekly, supervised exercise during chemotherapy consisting of either a standard dose of 25–30 min of aerobic exercise (STAN; [...]

Exercise, Cachexia, and Cancer Therapy

Evidence from recent publications indicates that repeated exercise may enhance the quality of life of cancer patients. The lack of reported negative effects and the consistency of the observed benefits lead one to conclude that physical exercise may provide a low-risk therapy that can improve patients’ capacity to perform activities of daily living and [...]

Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and [...]

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