Category: Disease

Cancer Research
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Cancer Research

Turning the Corner: Advances in Cancer Research After nearly 200 years of clinical research, scientists are finally beginning to gain the upper hand when it comes to understanding cancer and developing new ways to beat the dreaded disease. While there are many different cancers, some of which are more difficult to treat than others, many...

November 30, 2015September 12, 2018by
Dealing with a Loss Related to Cancer
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Dealing with a Loss Related to Cancer

How to Cope with a Loss Related to Cancer When a death occurs, those that were close to the deceased experience a complicated emotional response known as grief. Grieving is completely natural, and it is necessary so that the deceased’s loved ones can process, understand, and move on from the loss. When cancer is the...

November 30, 2015September 12, 2018by
Helping a Child Understand a Parents Cancer Diagnosis
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Helping a Child Understand a Parents Cancer Diagnosis

Helping a Child Understand a Parents Cancer Diagnosis A cancer diagnosis can be rather intimidating for an adult, and the news could be even more overwhelming for their children, depending on how and when it is delivered. Helping a child understand a parent’s cancer diagnosis starts with honesty, but it also involves discussing the matter...

November 30, 2015September 12, 2018by
Supporting a Loved One with Cancer
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Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

How Can I Support a Loved One After a Cancer Diagnosis? A cancer diagnosis is not only going to affect the patient, but it will also change the lives of their family and friends. Those that are closest to the patient often want to help them through this difficult time, but it is not always...

November 30, 2015September 12, 2018by
Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis
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Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis

How To Cope With A Cancer Diagnosis A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment. In an instant, you feel like time and stopped and everything has changed. Most people report that they felt too overwhelmed with emotions to feel anything at all after a cancer diagnosis, instead just feeling understandably numb. Being diagnosed with cancer...

November 30, 2015September 12, 2018by
Prostate Cancer
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Prostate Cancer

Identifying Symptoms of and Treatments for Prostate Cancer A malignant tumor found along the prostate gland (a small gland located around a man’s urethra) is defined as prostate cancer. It is the most common cancer-causing death for men 75 years of age and older, but is a rare occurrence for men 40 years of age...

COPD Diagnosis
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COPD Diagnosis

Treating a COPD Diagnosis More than twelve million people have been diagnosed with COPD, and people with this medical condition have difficulty breathing. Many people with the condition are smokers. The term COPD is given for chronic breathing problems. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema often lead to COPD. The condition will worsen without proper medical treatment,...

COPD Causes and Risks
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COPD Causes and Risks

COPD: The Top Five Risk Factors COPD is a disabling health ailment that primary impacts a person’s lungs. Although there are treatments to reduce the symptoms of chronic obstructive lung disease, it can still affect your overall quality of life. Here is an overview of the typical causes and risks factors for COPD. Cigarette Smoking...

COPD Treatment and Care
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COPD Treatment and Care

COPD Treatment And Care Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult and blocks airflow to the lungs. The two most common forms of COPD include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Lung damage cannot be repaired, but there are treatment options to control symptoms and reduce further damage. Treatment Options Lifestyle changes...

COPD Symptoms
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COPD Symptoms

Identifying the Symptoms of COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a serious medical condition that can cause a number of clear symptoms. COPD affects your lungs. It is a name for a group of respiratory conditions such as emphysema and bronchitis. You should know how to identify some of the most common symptoms...