Bringing Exercise Indoors

Sometimes the cold weather or fewer daylight hours can discourage you from working out. Fortunately, there are exercises you can do indoors. Additionally, by getting active you are lowering your cancer risk and reducing your stress level. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being overweight or obese contributes to the development of…

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New Year, New You

With the New Year comes the resolutions list. For many the lists of resolutions include: visiting a new country, spending more time with family, getting more sleep or even learning a new language. However, the most common resolutions are to exercise more and eat healthier. This is especially important when undergoing proton therapy treatment. Although…

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Prostate Cancer Survivor, Curtis Courington

Agent Orange aftermath While serving in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, Curtis Courington became exposed to the chemical herbicide — Agent Orange. This herbicide caused numerous health problems that are affecting veterans today. Some of these health problems include Hodgkin’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes and even prostate cancer. As a…

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Tips to Help Lift Your Spirits During the Holidays

It can be hard at times to enjoy the holidays if you or your loved one is going through health issues. However, there are things you can do to help find the cheer for you and your loved ones during this time. The American Cancer Society recommends some insight on how to get through the holidays when you or…

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Employee Story: Dexter Allen Receives HALO Award

In November 2017, Nurse Dexter W. Allen, was awarded the HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Award for his outstanding service at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. The HALO Award is given quarterly to employees who demonstrate exceptional performance, dedication and diligence in carrying out excellent patient care through teamwork. If you haven’t had the…

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center is raising awareness on the disease which is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. What and where is the pancreas? Most people don’t know what the pancreas does or where it is located in our body. The pancreas…

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DAISY Award Recipient — PACU Nurse Leo Flores

Congratulations to our post-anesthesia nurse, Leo Flores, on receiving The DAISY Award! What is The DAISY Award? This award was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of complications of the auto-immune disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). While Patrick was in the hospital, his family was…

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Movember is Here. So, Let It Grow!

Since its inception in 2003 in Australia, “Movember” has grown into a global movement with the goal of raising awareness on men’s health issues by encouraging men to grow a mustache for the entire month of November. It is important to bring awareness to men’s health issues because it affects all the men in our lives —…

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Houston Veterans Day Celebration

Houston will be honoring the many brave men, women and their families at the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration” on November 11. There are approximately 300,000 veterans living in the Houston area and our city is proud to pay tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve in…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 33 percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States can be prevented by making healthy and daily changes in our diet and physical activity. While there is no way to change certain risk factors such as family history and aging, there are choices you can…

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