Patient Care Blog

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Podcast: Managing Cancer Pain

Pain is one of the most common, but complex symptoms for cancer patients. Both cancer and its treatments can cause pain and managing this pain is a personalized process. While there are numerous pharmacological and non-drug based approaches, improving pain can significantly impact quality of life. Oncology care teams and pain management specialists can help patients navigate options.

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Just in Case: What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

Without worrying too much about what could go wrong on vacation, there are steps you can take to be prepared…just in case.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31. Come together for addiction education, overdose prevention and to remember loved ones we’ve lost.

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Infographic: Celebrate Breastfeeding

This August, brush up on the natural form of nutrition for babies in honor of National Breastfeeding Month.

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Podcast: Teen Substance Use and Addiction

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Jonathan Avery, M.D. reviews what parents should know about teen substance use and addiction.

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Infographic: Digest the Facts About Gastroparesis

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. With gastroparesis, the gears of digestion can grind to a halt.

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How to Practice Sun Safety During the Summer and All Year Round

In decades past, a suntan was considered a fashion statement, but that view has long since gone by the wayside. Direct sunlight, especially between the peak hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., is your skin’s worst enemy, says Dr. Barbara Ma, a medical oncologist and assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Podcast: Treatment Decisions for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

In this episode of Back to Health, Dr. Ulrike W. Kaunzner discusses what people should know when making treatment decisions for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Infographic: Children’s Eye Health and Safety

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. This month serves as a reminder for parents to take time to learn what puts young eyes at risk and how to protect them.