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It’s Not Contagious: Psoriasis Awareness Month

It’s Not Contagious:  Psoriasis Awareness Month

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

“The biggest disease today is…the feeling of being unwanted.” Mother Teresa Why Psoriasis Awareness Matters Psoriasis is a systemic autoimmune condition affecting the skin.  This means that the immune system of an individual affected by is attacking their skin.   Because of its appearance, people with psoriasis often endure isolation and...

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Increasing Awareness: What is Cachexia?

Increasing Awareness:  What is Cachexia?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Eating Together For many, being able to commune around a table–talking, laughing and eating–is a sign of health and well-being.  That’s why, when someone is sick, and doesn’t eat, conflict can result. Caregivers may feel enormous anxiety, guilt and hopelessness as their loved one loses weight. Yet, caregivers need to know what is...

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Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it? What causes it? Is there a cure?

Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it?  What causes it? Is there a cure?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. In February 2015, Medivizor received a guest post by Melissa Adams VanHouten sharing her journey with this disorder. Since then, Medivizor has tried to bring light to this disorder. There are a few articles on gastroparesis in the Medivizor library. These include Diabetic gastroparesis: what treatment options are...

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What Do You Know About Tanning?

What Do You Know About Tanning?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Fooled by Advertising? Have you heard or seen this myth about how a “base tan” protects you? It is present online and at your local tanning bed establishment (sometimes called “solarium”).  Here is the statement taken directly from the American Sun tanning Association, “These two steps combine to create a powerful natural sunscreen that...

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Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Chemotherapy Side Effects Resources Cancer survivorship is impacted by side effects of treatment.  Survivorship health information abounds on Medivizor:  from the post on neuropathy to the new guidelines that have been created for physicians to care for the side effects for breast cancer survivors.   In addition,  the Medivizor Library provides a...

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17 Mind Numbing Facts About Your Brain

17 Mind Numbing Facts About Your Brain

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Amazing Brains “I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers Consultin’ with the rain. And my head I’d be scratchin’ while my thoughts were busy hatchin’ If I only had a brain. I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le, In trouble or in pain. With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’ I...

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What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 7 comments

Please take this short survey on Clinical Trials…then read on! Surveys on Perceptions of Clinical Trials If you are like most people, you may not have a very positive opinion of clinical trials.  At least that is what a recent survey conducted by MaPS/Millward Brown Analytic and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) suggests.  Only 40% of those...

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Tips for Healthy Eating While Traveling: Infographic

Tips for Healthy Eating While Traveling: Infographic

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Summer Travel Season In the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner.  The kids are out of school and many people take off for adventures.  Staying on track and eating right is a challenge.  Here’s an Infographic prepared by The Cleveland Clinic  compiling loads of travel tips for healthy eating from the Academy of Nutrition and...

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After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

When you’re 8 years old, jumping rope, playing dolls, swinging on swing sets and doing homework are girlhood pursuits.  Discovering  ”Lumpy Luey” in your left chest wall isn’t. In 1978, Stephanie Dodds’ way of  coping with the diagnosis of Ewing Sarcoma was to give it a name and focus on “getting rid of it.”...

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