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Lung Cancer News
Week Ending August 12, 2019

City of Hope hospital is in the process to expanding to Newport Beach,
As City of Hope hospital is in the process to expanding to Newport Beach, it has been named the 11th best cancer hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking.

Longer Survival Periods Seen In Study Of AstraZeneca Lung Cancer Drug
AstraZeneca announced in July that the Phase III FLAURA trial showed a statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful progression-free survival (PFS) benefit with Tagrisso (osimertinib) compared to current 1st-line standard-of-care treatment (erlotinib or gefitinib) in previously-untreated patients with locally-advanced or metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Exercise May Improve QOL in Lung Cancer, but Specifics Unclear
CHICAGO—Exercise may improve the quality of life (QOL) in patients with lung cancer, but the ideal type, amount and timing of the exercise remain unclear, according to a systematic review presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (abstract e23158).

Moffitt researchers identify subtypes of squamous cell lung cancer
TAMPA, Fla. – Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) being one of the common types. Despite improved knowledge of the molecular alterations in SCC, little is understood about how the alterations contribute to the development of the cancer and how potential vulnerabilities could be exploited to treat the disease

Integrative Health & Medicine News
Week Ending August 12, 2019

US Military Veterans Given 3,000 Free Floats to Help With PTSD
‘True REST Float Spa has been playing its role in helping current and past military personnel with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) issues. In fact, since 2015, it has donated close to 3,000 free floats to American veterans and active-duty military personnel.’

Audiologists Key in Survivorship Care
In response to Windmill and Freeman’s editorial, “Economic Interplay of Medicare and Audiology,” published in The Hearing Journal’s June 2019 issue, I would expand this to say that audiologists have a needed role in the medical care of patients receiving care for cancer and other life-threatening infections during and after treatment. It is well-known that loss of hearing can negatively impact communication, coping skills, and overall quality of life (QoL), which can affect survivorship.’

The impact of diet on brain and body health
‘Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey says diet and exercise are both needed for optimal brain and body health. Ratey believes meat alternatives will be helpful in the future, but the science is not there yet. He also advises exercise as a necessary component of addiction recovery.’

Digital Relaxation: Smartphone Games Better For Stress Relief Than Mindfulness Apps, Study Finds
‘BATH, England — Relaxation is a valuable commodity in today’s fast-paced culture. More and more people all over the world are reporting increased bouts of anxiety and stress, prompting many developers to release mindfulness smartphone apps intended to help users control their breathing, calm down, and practice meditation. Besides the obvious irony associated with using a smartphone to quell anxiety, a surprising study out of the United Kingdom has found that playing smartphone video games may be better for mental health than mindfulness apps.’

Is it ‘clean eating’ or orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with food? The line between the two can be awfully thin.
‘I remember clearly my introduction to clean eating over a decade ago, by way of books and magazines aimed at women who wanted to be fitness models — or look just like them. That early incarnation of clean eating seems almost quaint now. It resembled a straight-up weight-loss diet with a strong focus on unprocessed foods like then-exotic quinoa and kale.’

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