Browsing All Posts filed under »Cancer«

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 15, 2014 by


I find that October has a lot going for it as a month. Besides the tree leaves–purple, gold, and red– and  the weather–cool and crisp as a MacIntosh– just this past year, on October 1, a new nephew arrived in my life. It all adds up to energy, energy for a good fight, and that’s […]

September is Cancer Awareness Month For Five Cancers. . .

August 30, 2012 by


September is Cancer Awareness Month for: Gynecologic cancer, Ovarian cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Prostate cancer, and Thyroid cancer. Know the facts about each, and think about taking some of the suggested actions to support awareness. As the infographic shows–Cancer touches everyone. It’s important that we take the opportunity these Awareness months offer to learn what preventative […]

The Drug That’s Getting a Second Chance: Thioridazine and Cancer Stem Cells

June 25, 2012 by


Even when still available, Thioridazine was anything but a first-line drug in treating psychosis or schizophrenia–and that was before it was withdrawn from the market. In the class of the first-generation or ‘typical’ antipsychotics, its main purpose was to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia–but the National Institute of Health felt it was dangerous enough that they […]

The Danger of Doubling: Depression’s Impact on a Cancer Diagnosis

May 28, 2012 by


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an astounding 1 in 4 cancer patients will experience depression some time throughout the course of their experience. And certain cancers are even harder hit. According to Derek Hopko, Ph.D, associate professor at The University of Tennessee and co-author of A Cancer Patient’s Guide to Overcoming Depression […]

“Lies, Damn Lies, And. . .”: An Assortment of True Health-Related Statistics

May 26, 2012 by


  “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” ~ Mark Twain Twain certainly  had a winning way with the English language, and his famous line on lies and statistics has stood the test of time.  I hate to contradict a man of Twain’s stature, but still–sometimes, just sometimes, statistics hold an […]

But The “Tibetan Monks’ Journal of Cultural Experimentation” Said. . .Taking a Second Look At Your Source (‘Impact Factors’)

May 19, 2012 by


Have you ever found an article so fabulous, new, and ground-breaking that you can’t wait to blog on it, and share with the entire blogosphere this knowledge it seems only you–for the moment–possess? Perhaps it’s the discovery you’ve always longed to hear about, that exercise kills brain cells, or that sugar soda shrinks tumor growth, or […]

End-of-Life Decision Factors: Don’t Forget Your Doctor’s Religiosity

May 14, 2012 by


The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore We spend our lives making decisions that will impact the rest of our days on this earth. We pick a career, select a mate, decide to have children and how many, make lifestyle choices that effect our health,  move away from family, […]


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