Hypomagnesemia in the Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 5/8/2013 10
Cancer patients undergoing certain types of therapy are at an increased risk for developing hypomagnesemia, or low blood magnesium levels. Why does this matter? Low levels of ...
What Really Goes On in the Exam Room?
Ghida Bilani, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Diabetes Educator 5/3/2013 11
A new study from the University of Illinois revealed what's really happening in the exam room. The study uncovers what doctors talk about with their patients.
A Cancer Victory Garden for the Body & Soul
Laura Newton, MA, RD 5/1/2013 7
Spring has finally spring! Does anyone plant a garden? A neighbor gave me some fresh, homegrown lettuce and parsley this weekend and it is amazing how much better it tastes knowing ...
Constipation: An Alternative Algorithm
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 5/1/2013 7
Every week, I help patients address one of the most distressing symptoms of cancer and its treatment -- constipation.
Remembering That Chemotherapy Does Have Risks: Final Diagnosis
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/22/2013 6
So, remember Trish, our young woman with adenocarcinoma rectal cancer who had experienced cardiogenic shock midcycle with cycle number two of her fluorouracil (5-FU)? We now have a ...
Substance Abuse in the Hospice Setting
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 4/18/2013 21
Solomon, a 45-year-old male, was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer two years ago. He is no longer responsive to multiple treatment options and is currently under hospice ...
Linda M. Gorman
Exit Strategy: A Cancer Patient’s Journey
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 4/10/2013 6
I recently attended the annual assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), which are both ...
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Taking Care of Patients Inside & Out
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 4/9/2013 10
Many women suffer from issues surrounding their pelvic floor. The symptoms range from pain and incontinence to dyspareunia. Surprisingly, there are physical therapists who can help ...