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From Doc to Smartphone: Are Hypnosis Apps Safe?

As a child I was hypnotized just before my chemotherapy treatments on my second recurrence. It was all in an effort to keep me from getting sick. Like "three-day-old raw sushi that's been left out in the sun" sick. No matter what we did, nothing kept me from getting violently ill after a chemo session. It was miserable. The routine was: 1) Show up at the clinic and wait anxiously for treatment. 2) Get treatment and wait anxiously to get sick. 3) Get sick and [...]

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Getting Chemo for the Cancer You Don’t Have

Imagine you've just been diagnosed with cancer. Some of you reading this may not have to imagine. What if it turned out months after treatment that you were in fact misdiagnosed? Cool, the good news is that you don't have cancer. The bad news is that you probably just went through some very nasty treatment for the cancer you didn't have. Now imagine your doctor intentionally misdiagnosed you for money. Dr. Farid Fatt, now serving 45 years in prison, knowingly [...]

Furniture is Helping Cancer Patients During Treatment

Ever sat in an uncomfortable chair all day at work, in a meeting or on a flight? Furniture and comfort can undoubtedly make a unpleasant situation worse. German designer Gitta Gschwendtner has hopes that her new furniture designs will impact those going through cancer treatment. Her furniture includes brightly colored chairs built into mesh structures along with wooden tables. Her new designs were created for Guy’s Hospital in London which just recently opened. “A large body of evidence suggests that art can [...]

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Study Shows Cancer Should be Punched in the Damn Face

Cancer—everyone knows someone that has been touched by this terrible disease. It often creeps up on unsuspecting good people and causes them to put their lives on hold for treatment, or even worse... it ends their lives.—And that makes a lot of people angry, and with good reason. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently a study was conducted at the university of, oh I forget (chemo brain), but that’s not important. However, what the study found was worth noting. "I've seen cancer [...]

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect the Immune System

It can be fun to stay up late watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with friends, etc. However, lack of sleep can weaken the immune system and make people more susceptible to catching colds, the flu and worse.—As you could probably imagine. Mom Was Right About Not Getting Enough Sleep and Getting Sick "It is an old wives' tale that if you don't sleep well, you will get sick, and there is some experimental data that shows this is true," [...]

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An Educational Storybook for Children with Cancer

I was once myself a young kid with cancer. Now well, I'm just a kid. I first experienced cancer at the age of 5 and met many other kids going through the same things as me.—And we all seemed to have the same questions. Do you lose your hair? Do radiation treatments hurt?... Do you like blue play dough? Well back in 1998, while undergoing a bone marrow transplant at Emory in Atlanta, GA, I had this crazy idea that I [...]

How Important is Drinking Purified Water

How Important is Drinking Purified Water

// Who would ever have imagined that one day companies would be making heaps of money selling... water. The stuff that falls from the sky. The stuff that is in the lakes, the rivers... comes out of your faucet! Whether it's purified water, spring water, filtered water or drinking water. Companies like Dasani and Smart Water, among others, are making a killin'. So how important is it that we drink "purified" (or is it filtered?) water? What is the Difference Between [...]

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Does Bacon Really Cause Cancer?

Bacon. It's just plain out American, and personally I love it. - Recently the savory breakfast food seems to have become more popular than ever. Heck, the Facebook page for bacon has over 6 million likes. That's a lot of bacon lovers. Unfortunately though, bacon is getting some negative publicity these days. Some folks are saying the crispy delicacies are linked to colon cancer. What? Does bacon really cause cancer? - Well, yes... I guess... Sort of... Maybe... But read [...]

There and Back: The Trips to Atlanta

Hey folks, its Ryan. I'm excited to tell you that I'm working on my book. Yep, a real-deal, full-length book. Now, there is no telling how long it will take me to finish. However I'm shooting for spring of next year. Anyway, I just wanted to share a bit from one of the chapters entitled, "There and Back: The Trips to Atlanta". I hope you like it. Thanks for reading! Ryan There and Back: The Trips to Atlanta The treatment of my cancer involved many [...]

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Children Who Undergo Cancer Treatment May Face Challenges Later

For many children with childhood cancer, the battle doesn't just stop when treatment does. Research suggests that those who undergo treatment for cancer as a child often have long-term side effects that show up years later as an adult. Problems like memory loss, heart disease, lung disorders, etc.—And this can be frustrating. Cancer survivors don't want to come off as "whiners", but the issues are real. Survivors need people to understand. This includes family, friends and people at work. "We are doing [...]