Cancer And Journaling

Project lulu is offering free guided online journaling groups for cancer patients and survivors and for family caregivers beginning Monday, Oct. 12. We’re told that participants will receive weekly emails with tips on how to start writing a “Reflecting Pool” to get the most out of their own reflections and to learn from the writings…
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Guest Post: Lessons On Living From A Dying Man

  Editor’s note: A guest blog today from Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio. Grief counselors say one of the most frequent questions they get from clients, newly diagnosed with a terminal illness, is “How am I supposed to live in the time I have left?” I wish all of us would try to answer that question well…
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Using The Tongue To ‘see’

  A Wisconsin company is the manufacturer of a device designed to help blind people process visual images through their tongues. The Food and Drug Administration announced in a news release today that it is allowing marketing of the BrainPort V100, made by Wicab Inc. of Middleton, Wis. The battery-powered device consists of a video…
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How Much Is Too Much?

A combination of two drugs has had “truly, truly remarkable” results in treating skin cancer, a doctor from one of the nation’s leading cancer centers says. But it costs too much. Zosia Chustecka of the online journal Medscape Oncology reported on Monday about the comments of Dr. Leonard Saltz during the annual meeting of the…
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Not-so-fat Minnesota

While other states in the Upper Midwest keep getting fatter, Minnesota’s obesity has leveled off. That’s the news the Minnesota Department of Health trumpeted today on the basis of 2013 data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The percentage of Minnesotans who are considered obese peaked at 26 in 2007, according…
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