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6. Using Positivity Principles in the Face of Adversity

Growth Through Adversity
Any of the principles and tools for remaining positive can seem easy to adopt when times are good. But what about when things go wrong? That’s when these strategies have the potential to help you the most—but it’s also when it can be hardest to commit to using

The Vaccines You Need to Protect Your Health

Did you get your flu shot this year? A majority of adults usually ignores the annual public health advisory to get a flu shot, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a seasonal influenza vaccine for almost everyone.

Some people say they don’t get the vaccine because

Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes With Prehabilitation

If you are one of the estimated 1.7 million Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, your treatment program will depend on the type of cancer you have, how far it has progressed, your age, and your overall health, among other factors.

As you and your doctors decide what

Editor’s Note: What to Do if the Diagnosis is Cancer

The words “You have cancer” are some of the most feared words a patient can hear. They often cause a paralysis, as patients commonly have difficulty thinking clearly about how to proceed once they’ve received a cancer diagnosis. Here are some basic guidelines to help you or a family member navigate

Bringing the Outside In

A respite in nature is a well-known and scientifically validated de-stressor. But, how can you infuse yourself with nature’s power if you’re too sick to spend much time outside? To answer that need, clinical oncology social worker Sydney Siegel, MSW, Simms/Mann UCLA Center of Integrative Oncology, developed a unique workshop called

Training for Better Surgical Outcomes

Surgery is stressful on the body and mind. The degree of stress depends upon many factors, including the magnitude of the surgery, the preoperative condition of the patient, and the risk of postoperative complications. Of course, every surgical procedure carries with it some risk, however small. In older adults it’s

Food Might Not Taste the Same? Here’s Why

You probably know that as you age, your eyesight and hearing are likely to decline, but did you know that your senses of taste and smell can go south as well? We start out with thousands of taste buds on our tongues, on our throats and on the roofs of

Throat Cancer Symptoms: Take Heed of These Serious Signs

Throat Cancer Symptoms: Take Heed of These Serious Signs

Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and

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