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  • Ten Items to Make a Hospital Stay Better

    Comments from Margaret Henry, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Navigator with OHC. Original article by Kristine Crane, Contributor, U.S. News & World Report, Blogs 0 comments
    October 10, 2018

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    A visit to the hospital never makes the list of favorite destinations, but packing some comfort items can make it feel a little more comfortable and home or hotel-like. Think of your stay like any other road trip and pack accordingly. Loose, warm and comfortable clothing. Bring a cardigan or hoodie to cover up with […]

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  • Can aspirin help treat cancer?

    Comments from D. Randolph Drosick, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 8, 2018

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    More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” “We’ve seen low doses of aspirin used in the prevention of heart disease and stroke,” said D. […]

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Reminds us How Far We’ve Come and Where We’re Headed

    Suzanne M. Partridge, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 8, 2018

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    Just a few decades ago, little was known about breast cancer. It was a rarely talked about disease. Today, breast cancer is in the news almost daily, and much of what we read and hear involves breakthroughs in early detection, new drug therapies and the latest treatment techniques. Thanks to the hard work and dedication […]

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  • The Benefits of Palliative Care

    Prasad R. Kudalkar, MD, a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who is also board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, Blogs 0 comments
    October 3, 2018

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    This month, health care providers around the globe will be spreading the word about palliative care and its many benefits in light of World Hospice and Palliative Care Month. What is palliative care? Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as […]

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  • The Potential Benefits of Pets and Health

    Paula Weisenberger, MD, Oncologist/Hematologist with OHC, and the National Institutes of Health, Blogs 0 comments
    September 27, 2018

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    You take good care of your pet. But what has your pet done for you lately? A small but growing body of research suggests that owning or interacting with animals may have the added benefit of improving your health. People and animals have a long history of living together and bonding. Perhaps the oldest evidence […]

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  • Important Facts About Thyroid Cancer

    Joseph N. Shaughnessy, MD, radiation oncologist at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    September 26, 2018

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    September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and OHC wants to remind you to take time to educate yourself and loved ones about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. Thyroid cancer often has an excellent prognosis when detected early, and there have been recent efforts to be less aggressive with treatment of these […]

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  • When Your Friend Has Cancer

    From Cancer Family Care, a nonprofit organization serving Greater Cincinnati that helps children and adults cope with the effects of a cancer diagnosis in the family., Blogs 0 comments
    September 26, 2018

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    When your friend has cancer, sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say. A diagnosis of cancer can create awkward tensions between friends. If your friend has cancer, you may already find that your conversations with him or her are strained. You may even find yourself not calling or visiting your friend—not because […]

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