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Blogs
Content posted in February 2014
Adding Turmeric to Your Diet for Good Health
Ghida Bilani  
2/28/2014   10 comments
Ghida Bilani, RD, explains the disease-prevention properties of turmeric and shows the ease of incorporating it into your diet.
Proceed With Caution
Melissa Scott  
2/28/2014   13 comments
Oncology nurse Melissa Scott explains that oral targeted therapy drugs moving quickly through the FDA may require more monitoring on your part.
Reducing Mucositis With Daily Humidification
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/27/2014   14 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a simple yet effective treatment in managing patients experiencing radiation-induced mucositis.
Nutrition Requirements for Pediatric Cancer Patients
Sharlene Bidini  
2/27/2014   8 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, explains how to properly calculate the nutritional needs for pediatric cancer patients.
Defining a Good Death
Maggie Hughes  
2/27/2014   10 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes wants to know what we can do so patients can have a good death.
The Performance Triad of Health
AnnMarie Walton  
2/26/2014   24 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares a recent experience that focused on reducing illness and increasing overall health.
Understanding Myelofibrosis
Dianna Ellison  
2/26/2014   8 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Dianna Ellison explains a rare hematological malignancy known as myelofibrosis.
Shame in Nursing
Katherine Leverence  
2/25/2014   20 comments
Oncology nurse Katherine Leverence talks about the problem within the nursing profession when it comes to shaming.
The Right to Fight
Kerry Anne McGinn  
2/25/2014   10 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn explains that a terminal illness may not necessarily mean the end of life for some patients.
Synergy Is the New Treatment in Cancer Care
Monica Key  
2/25/2014   6 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key states that collaboration is an important aspect of cancer care.
Everything I Know About Dying I Learned on TV
Nicole Haines  
2/24/2014   17 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines wants to know if our attitudes toward hospice care will ever change.
Breaking Down Communication Barriers Between Physician & Patient
Carole McCue  
2/24/2014   9 comments
Carole McCue explains some of the reasons patients are reluctant to speak about QOL issues.
Making Personal Information Public? If & When
Melissa Scott  
2/21/2014   15 comments
Oncology nurse Melissa Scott wants to know if you feel celebrities should make their health information public to help raise awareness.
How EBP Competent Are You?
Michael Kaufman  
2/21/2014   8 comments
Michael Kaufman wants to know if you are incorporating evidenced-based practices into your daily work.
Early Intervention by ONP May Help Reduce Oncological Emergencies
Anne Booms  
2/20/2014   16 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms says ongoing patient followup and intervention may decrease the frequency of hospital admissions.
Understanding the Ins & Outs of Bladder Cancer
Katherine Mitchell  
2/20/2014   13 comments
Katie Mitchell, an oncology nurse practitioner, helps us understand the diagnosis and treatment modalities associated with bladder cancer.
Aromatherapy May Help Reduce the Effects of Certain Illnesses
Lori Smith  
2/20/2014   13 comments
Lori Smith explains that the use of aromatherapy may help minimize the effects of the common cold or flu.
Assessing eHealth Literacy
Beth Faiman  
2/18/2014   13 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Beth Faiman explains the growing need for cancer patients to be properly educated in the area of Internet resources and literacy.
Helping Patients Relax
Julianna Paradisi  
2/18/2014   12 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi wants to know how you help cancer patients relax.
Happy Anniversary to Me!
Kerry Anne McGinn  
2/14/2014   14 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn explains that perseverance on her part has enabled her to celebrate her 25th anniversary today.
Black History Month: Helping to Achieve Healthcare Equality
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/13/2014   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi stresses the need for more cancer prevention education among the African-American population.
Which Came First, the Personality or the Profession?
Cathy Cole  
2/13/2014   12 comments
Cathy Cole wants to know what influenced you the most -- your personality or your profession.
Take One Step at a Time
Teresa Brown  
2/13/2014   9 comments
Teresa Brown shares her personal journey regarding the late side effects associated with chemotherapy.
Survivorship Care Planning: A Work in Progress
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/12/2014   8 comments
Deborah Boyle shares a few key points from a recent conference she attended on survivorship care planning.
CVS Quitting Tobacco Sales
Dishon Kamwesa  
2/12/2014   18 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares the latest news from CVS Caremark regarding future tobacco sales.
Project LEAP: Helping to Lower the Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Sharon R. Vining  
2/11/2014   5 comments
Sharon Vining shares a study on how women may be able to reduce their risk of endometrial cancer.
Immortality
Rachel Odo  
2/11/2014   13 comments
Oncology social worker Rachel Odo shares the viewpoints of her cancer patients surrounding the topic of immortality.
Pediatric Palliative Care
Linda M. Gorman  
2/10/2014   7 comments
Linda Gorman explains that palliative and end-of-life care for the pediatric patient population requires a different level of education and training.
Oncology Nursing: Making Birthdays, One Year at a Time
Julianna Paradisi  
2/10/2014   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains that "getting old" is just a matter of perspective.
Bryan Fletcher: Cancer Survivor to Sochi Olympian
Maggie Hughes  
2/7/2014   8 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes is looking forward to watching one cancer survivor face his next challenge -- the Olympics.
The Break Room: I'm a Professor, What Are You?
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/7/2014   23 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi wants to know what career you are.
Improving the Way We Assess for Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
2/7/2014   5 comments
Cathy Cole shares some information on a new assessment tool that may help to improve how we screen for breast cancer.
Technology Helping to Keep Patients Out of the Lost & Found
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/6/2014   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi says not all advances in medical technology are necessarily treatment related.
Avoiding Dental Issues While Undergoing Cancer Treatment
Carole McCue  
2/6/2014   13 comments
Carole McCue explains the importance of oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment.
Consequences
Nicole Haines  
2/6/2014   9 comments
Nicole Haines explains that making better decisions from the start may be the best way at preventing cancer in the future.
An ASH Meeting Update: Bortezomib & Neuropathy
Beth Faiman  
2/5/2014   6 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Beth Faiman shares a couple updates from the most recent annual ASH meeting.
The Elephant in the Room: Sexuality After Cancer
Rachel Odo  
2/5/2014   14 comments
Oncology social worker Rachel Odo talks about the lack of sexuality conversations between cancer patients and healthcare providers.
Heal Thyself With Art & Community
Katherine Leverence  
2/4/2014   15 comments
Katherine Leverence shares an experience that is not only beneficial for cancer patients, but for healthcare providers as well.
AMPATH Helps to Bring Cancer Awareness to Kenya
Dishon Kamwesa  
2/4/2014   12 comments
Dishon Kamwesa explains that in honor of World Cancer Day, it's important to recognize those less fortunate when it come to cancer prevention and care.
Young Cancer Patients: Considering the Risk for Future Breast Cancer
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/3/2014   11 comments
Deborah Boyle talks about the risk factors associated with young cancer patients receiving radiation to the chest.
Routine Peripheral IV Changes: 'But We've Always Done It This Way'
Julianna Paradisi  
2/3/2014   13 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi explains that changing those IV catheters frequently may not be necessary.




Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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