National Physical Therapy Month

Posted October 18th, 2019

October is National Physical Therapy Month. Physical therapy can be a great benefit to patients, especially those with cancer. Christina Lombardi, PT, DPT, shares answers to some questions about physical therapy in this guest blog. Who Are Physical Therapists? A physical therapist, also called a PT, is a healthcare provider that diagnoses and treats people […]


The “Outsiders”–How to Support Siblings of Children Who Have Cancer

Posted September 19th, 2019

It is undeniable that having a child with cancer is one of the hardest experiences parents endure. Families are miraculous systems, shifting, bending, and working themselves into the most incredible yoga poses to adjust to these situations. As a part of this yoga dance, siblings find themselves outside of their regular routine, and often on […]


Safety and Exercise

Posted July 25th, 2019

Research has shown that physical activity may have beneficial effects for patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Physical activity can improve cardiovascular endurance, fatigue, symptoms, mental health, and quality of life. In addition, there has been research suggesting that physical activity may also improve prognosis as well as reduce cancer recurrence or progression. Because of […]


Keeping Controlled Substances Safe in the Home

Posted July 19th, 2019

Managing your pain is such an important part of your well-being and quality of life. Your doctor may prescribe certain pain medications called opioids to help manage your pain. These medications can help you live better and with less pain when taken correctly. When in the wrong hands or when misused, however, these medications can […]


Safe Medication Disposal

Posted July 17th, 2019

Any expired, unwanted, or unused medicines can be disposed of in a local “take back” program or medication drop box at a police station. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in communities nationwide in the Spring and Fall. Many communities also have their own drug take back programs. […]


Medication Safety

Posted July 15th, 2019

Your doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and pharmacists work very hard to keep you healthy and safe. But you can also do your part to keep yourself healthy and safe when it comes to managing your medications! Make A List And Check It Twice Keep an up to date list of the medications you […]


Food Safety and Avoiding Foodborne Illness this Summer

Posted July 3rd, 2019

Summer is here, and that means barbeques, picnics and outdoor dining. During these events, you are likely to find many foods including fresh produce, grilled items, and unrefrigerated plates. While delicious and fun, summer dining may promote an increased risk of foodborne illness through cross contamination, improper cooking temperatures and poorly chilled foods. Food safety […]


Staying Alive…For The Cure

Posted June 27th, 2019

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer, I never thought that I would be writing a blog as a survivor! I’m writing today about how cancer sucks – however it has also opened a whole different world for me. I have met some incredible people along the way that […]


You Don’t Know the New Me

Posted June 25th, 2019

The new me came into existence almost four years ago.  The me after cancer.  The warrior.  The survivor. People I have met since THAT DAY got the new version of me.  The me that is grateful for every day of this life, and gives back.  The me that wants life more than ever, and relishes […]


Cancer Survivor’s Day/Month

Posted June 20th, 2019

I thought I’d talk a little bit about Cancer survival. I’ve always had a little trouble with calling all of us diagnosed with cancer as survivors. To me this means that you were diagnosed with some form of cancer, treated for it and it is now a part of your history. As one who has a form […]