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  • Coordinators of Care
    Mid-level practitioners play a vital role in helping to provide excellent patient care at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • 'America the Funny'
    Making people laugh is the inspiration behind a children's book, "America the Funny," by 13-year-old cancer patient Shelby Taylor.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • Support for Children's Cancer Hospital
    MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital counts on the kindness of donors to support its programs for young patients.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • Dec My Room
    Volunteers are personazling children's hospital environments through the Dec My Room program at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • Why Cancer Patients Should Get Organized
    Janice Simon believes that cancer patients can, and should, organize all of their medical information.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • A Day at the Museum
    Almost 300 pediatric cancer survivors from the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital celebrate with their families and physicians.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • Making the Grade
    The Pediatric Education and Creative Arts Program at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital has received school accreditation.
    - 2 Feb 12, 4:00pm -
  • DePinho Sole Finalist for President
    The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., as the sole finalist for the presidency of MD Anderson Cancer Center.
    - 16 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Lessons From the Rodeo
    Patients from the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital visited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on a field trip, and learned about livestock and the agriculture industry.
    - 15 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Opportunities for Cancer Patients After High School
    Vocational counselors at the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital help pediatric patients with decisions about college, vocational/trade schools and careers.
    - 9 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Val Marshall: An Advocate for All Pediatric Cancer Patients
    Val Marshall, an advocate for pediatric cancer from the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, attended the annual CureSearch Children’s Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
    - 9 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Paradise Right Setting for Transplant Experts
    Health care professionals met at the 2011 ASBMT to discuss best practices for stem cell transplant patients.
    - 9 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • They Walk the Walk
    Families and supporters of pediatric cancer patients at the Children's Cancer Hospital participated in the Katy Relay for Life to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
    - 9 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Spring Has Sprung for Children's Art Project
    The spring 2011 collection for the MD Anderson Children's Art Project features creative cards and gifts designed by pediatric cancer patients.
    - 9 May 11, 5:00pm -
  • Research Moves Cancer Treatment Forward
    MD Anderson physicians and researchers The International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). Several physicians and researchers from MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital were selected to present at this year's meeting. The following is a summary…
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • Shhhhh ... It's Quiet Time
    A new Quiet Time policy requiring the lowering of lights, voices, telephone and computer noises and more has resulted in a big difference in a hospital stay for pediatric patients and their caregivers.
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • MD Anderson President Changing Roles
    John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, recently announced plans to relinquish his leadership position and return to a research-focused role.
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • Holiday Treats and Holiday Sweets
    The holiday season was filled with special activities for pediatric cancer patients in the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • Ski Trip for Disabled Pediatric Cancer Patients
    Pediatric cancer patients from MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital made their 29th annual trek to Park City, Utah to conquer the mountains and get past the obstacles placed in their way by cancer.
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • Elephant Grants Last Wish for Pediatric Cancer Patient
    The Arts in Medicine program at the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital helped Aidan Immroth, a pediatric brain cancer patient, fulfill his special wish to paint an elephant.
    - 8 Feb 11, 4:00pm - Pearls Support

  • Chronic Conditions: When Cancer Is Not Your Only Health Concern
    While you are coping with the physical, emotional, and social challenges associated with a diagnosis of cancer, it can be easy to ignore other chronic (long-lasting) medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes or heart disease. However, the wa…
    - 3 Apr 13, 9:00pm -
  • Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
    This is the third article in a four-part series, and it describes the side effects of radiation therapy. The other articles in this series provide an overview of radiation therapy, including the various types; explain what to expect when receiving r…
    - 21 Mar 13, 9:00pm -
  • The Importance of Taking Your Medication Correctly
    During cancer treatment you may have a number of different medications to take at home, both to treat the cancer and to reduce the side effects of treatment. To make sure you get the most benefit from these medications, it is important to take them…
    - 20 Feb 13, 8:00pm -
  • Head and Neck Lymphedema: Swelling After Cancer Treatment
    Cancer and its treatment sometimes cause a type of swelling called lymphedema. Most often, lymphedema affects the arms and legs, particularly in patients treated for breast or genitourinary cancers, but it also occurs in other parts of the body, inc…
    - 13 Dec 12, 8:00pm -
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
    Watch the Cancer.Net Video: Managing Side Effects of Chemotherapy, with Lynn Schuchter, MD, adapted from this content.
    - 8 Nov 12, 9:01pm -
  • Cancer and the Winter Months
    Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: Cancer and the Winter Months, adapted from this content.Many people look forward to the winter season. But as the temperature drops, people living with cancer need to take some extra steps to stay as healthy as pos…
    - 8 Nov 12, 8:00pm -
  • Coping With the Fear of Treatment-Related Side Effects
    Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: Coping With the Fear of Side Effects, adapted from this feature.
    - 30 Oct 12, 9:00pm -
  • Flu Facts for People With Cancer and Cancer Survivors
    Influenza, commonly referred to as “the flu,” is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses. The viruses affect the respiratory system (the organs involved in breathing) and often cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy or…
    - 18 Sep 12, 9:00pm -
  • After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects
    Some men who receive treatment for prostate cancer experience one or more side effects depending on the type of treatment they receive, including incontinence (the inability to control urination), bowel problems, impotence (the inability to get an e…
    - 22 Aug 12, 10:00pm -
  • Food Safety During and After Cancer Treatment
    Food safety is important for people who are receiving or recovering from cancer treatment. Cancer and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and bone marrow/stem cell transplants, can weaken the immune system, making it harder…
    - 22 Aug 12, 9:00pm -

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Pain Management News

  • Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
    If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • Scientists create new molecule to combat pain
    A decoy molecule that interrupts reactions that occur at the site of an injury could lead to new pain drugs that do not involve the central nervous system.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Is pediatric surgery a gateway to opioid misuse?
    A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 2:00am -
  • How general anesthetics affect the brain
    By discovering the ways in which general anesthetics do more than induce sleep, researchers open up opportunities to develop improved drugs for surgery.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • Quadratus lumborum pain: Treatment and stretches
    Quadratus lumborum pain is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 6:00am -
  • What causes vulvar pain?
    The vulva is the external genitalia in women. Pain or discomfort in these sensitive tissues is fairly common; learn about the causes.
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Why does it hurt when I ejaculate?
    Learn all about the different causes of painful ejaculation, along with associated symptoms and treatment options for this common condition.
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What is a hyperextended knee?
    Learn about knee hyperextension, an injury caused when the knee joint bends too far backward. We look at symptoms, treatment options, and recovery tips.
    - 24 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Sprained finger: Everything you need to know
    Learn about sprained fingers, an injury that causes pain in one or more of the fingers. Included are details on how to recognize a sprain from a break.
    - 24 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 3:00am -
  • What to know about breast cancer and back pain
    A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.
    - 25 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 3:00am -

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