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Category Archives: Something Special
Meditation and yoga received the highest grades for improving wellness
The Society for Integrative Oncology has released new guidelines regarding effective and safe integrative treatments for people with breast cancer. The new review adds to the growing body of evidence that supports the use of integrative therapies for breast cancer … Continue reading
Researchers are using a sniff test to identify the disease
What if you could detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s using only your nose? A group of researchers is developing a new odor test that they think could help doctors identify patients who have the disease. In two recent studies, researchers discovered … Continue reading
A British medical journal blames America’s for-profit healthcare system for a 15-year gap in longevity
In a blistering indictment of the American healthcare system, the British Medical Journal Lancet published a study in April that looked at income inequality in relation to the nation’s health. The results showed that the wealthiest Americans live a full … Continue reading
Do residents have enough privacy to fulfill their sexual needs?
Years ago, I worked in an adult care facility as a medical social worker. We admitted a woman in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. She was a widow but had no memory of her husband’s death. One day, the woman … Continue reading
Immunotherapy offers hope to those with a life-threatening illness
Approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, resulting in over 14,000 deaths. This makes it the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States. Also known as “the cancer that whispers,” ovarian cancer … Continue reading