MD Anderson Machinists Making Cancer History

On-site machine shop In the lower level of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, you can find the on-site machine shop team busy producing personalized compensators and apertures. The devices are an essential component in providing precise and effective treatment to each proton therapy patient. Meet the team The machine shop team is compromised of…

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Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee Retires

After 23 years, our Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee, is retiring from the MD Anderson family. Lee joined MD Anderson in January 1996 in the office of Performance Improvement where he taught nurses and staff personnel how to use system applications. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, he has been instrumental in advancing the…

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The Redesign of Kim’s Place

Throughout The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, you can find different areas used for medical treatment, education, recreation and rest. One of those places is Kim’s Place, which is a recreational lounge for teen and young adult patients. It was named in honor of starting point guard Kim Perrot who played for the…

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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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Health Benefits of Pumpkins

How can pumpkins improve your health? Not only are pumpkins full of bright color, but they also make for great decorations and delicious food dishes. They are excellent sources of: Vitamin A — essential for eye health Fiber — slows digestion Vitamin C — helps fight colds Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids including: Beta-carotene and…

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