Your Health

Supporting Siblings of Pediatric Patients

We know that siblings are affected by their brother or sister’s diagnosis and face many difficulties themselves. Although many siblings try to be brave and helpful, they may feel left out or alone. As a parent, you want to be there for all of your children, but this can be difficult when one of your…

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National Immunization Awareness Month

As more than 80% of people will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at some point in their lives, make vaccinating your children part of their back-to-school preparation. MD Anderson Cancer Center strongly recommends that all females and males 9-26 years old receive the HPV vaccine. Unvaccinated men and women ages 27–45 can also get…

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What Can Women Do to Keep Healthy?

National Women’s Health Week coincides with Mother’s Day as a reminder of the importance of women’s health. So if you are a woman or know a woman in your life, take the steps necessary to practice a healthier lifestyle. Easy steps to take for better health: Schedule your well-woman visit and preventive screenings. Think of…

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Coping with Emotions During Cancer Treatment

As you go through treatment, you may find yourself going through a range of feelings you’re not used to dealing with. Also, you may find that existing feelings seem more intense. These feelings will change daily, hourly, or even in a matter of minutes. Here are some of the common feelings that cancer patients may…

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7 Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer also known as colon cancer occurs in the colon or rectum. There can be abnormal growths called polyps that can form in the colon or rectum. These polyps may turn into cancer over time. Therefore, it is important to get screened for colon cancer. Screening tests can detect precancerous polyps so that they…

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What is Tai Chi?

We understand that cancer can be overwhelming, so we offer free group classes such as yoga, meditation, qigong and tai chi to help through treatment. These types of therapies or exercises are known to help patients cope with cancer, side effects, pain, depression and anxiety. Eva Boatwright, a caregiver at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy…

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7 Ways to Stay Fit in 2019

Move more this new year According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than one in four Americans over 18 years old meet the recommendations for physical activity. On the other hand, you have those that do meet the recommended activity level, yet might be sitting too much. So this year, challenge…

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. The majority of lung cancer patients have a history of smoking which is more than likely the cause of cancer. However, as many as 20% of people of lung cancer patients have never smoked or used other…

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6 Tips for Cancer Caregivers

Caring for our loved ones during National Caregivers Month Cancer not only affects the patient, but also the entire family, especially caregivers.  So, if you are caring for someone, remember that it is ok to take care of yourself, too. However, when do you find time for yourself knowing you have caregiver duties such as…

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