What Is Radon?
Did you know that smokers aren’t the only people who get lung cancer? While it’s true that the majority of lung cancer cases are tobacco-related (about 80%, according to the American Cancer Society), 20% of lung cancer is not caused by any type of tobacco. What causes these cancer ca .
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Should I Quit Smoking After A Lung Cancer Diagnosis?
Stay informed this November – it’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month! If you’re a smoker, you should be thinking seriously about your risks for lung cancer, and about how tobacco could be harming your overall health. Visit http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/ for a list of ways to fight .
Monday, November 12th, 2012
What Are The Most Common Lung Cancer Treatments?
November 2012 is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! If you’re a lung cancer survivor, a supporter, or just curious, November is the best time to start asking questions and getting informed. Visit http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/ for a list of organizations that are fighting lung cancer, and ways .
Friday, November 09th, 2012
How Is Lung Cancer Diagnosed?
Since November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good idea to stay informed, aware and involved – especially if you have friends or family who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, or if you think you could be at risk. Visit http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/ for a list of organiz .
Wednesday, November 07th, 2012
What Are The Different Types Of Lung Cancer?
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Maybe you have a friend or relative who’s suffering from lung cancer. Or maybe you’re a smoker wondering if you could be at risk. No matter who you are, this month is a good time to start learning about lung cancer, and deciding how you can get .
Monday, November 05th, 2012
How Much Does A Pacemaker Cost?
A pacemaker is a small device that produces a series of electrical impulses in order to regulate abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). During arrhythmia, the heart may not pump enough blood to keep your body functioning, resulting in fatigue, shortness of breath, unconsciousness or even death. Aft .
Monday, October 29th, 2012
What Is Occupational Therapy?
If you have experienced a severe spinal cord injury resulting in some degree of paralysis, you may have to learn to cope with life in an entirely new way. If you are involved in a sport, hobby or profession that increases your risk of severe injury, you should recognize that paralysis might be a p .
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
How Often Do Cancer Patients Get Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy (drugs that fight the spread of cancer cells) can be taken orally, via injection or topically (rubbed onto the skin). The length and frequency of treatment depends on the seriousness of the cancer. Standard health insurance does not cover many cancer-related expenses, including cost .
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
How Does A Colostomy Bag Work?
If you have had surgery for colon cancer, you may need a colostomy bag in order to dispose of waste while your intestines heal. Essentially, the colostomy bag provides a place for stool to drain from your colon without going through the rectum. It’s a small, tough disposable bag attached to .
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
This New Drug May Prevent Brain Damage In Stroke Patients
A new study by Louisiana State University neurologists may have found a breakthrough treatment for ischemic stroke. The research team combined aspirin with an omega-3 fatty acid, creating a molecule that protects surrounding brain areas from damage. In an ischemic stroke (a “brain attack&r .
Sunday, October 21st, 2012