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Weekly news updates are currently posted on our homepages, weekly news pages and sent directly to your inbox to provide up-to-date information on what has been covered in the news regarding lung cancer, and complementary health & wellness in the previous week.

Lung Cancer News Update

Week Ending September 26, 2022

Immunotherapy for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer with Unresectable Stage III
“Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and adjuvant durvalumab are the recommended treatments for people with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, despite the increased chance of survival provided by immunotherapy in this situation, just one-third of patients were alive and disease-free at 5 years.”

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: Treatment Considerations
“The researchers found that squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung is a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a distinct molecular profile distinguishing it from adenocarcinoma of the lung. There was a critical unmet need for efficient second-line options following immunotherapy, especially as immune checkpoint inhibitors are being rapidly elevated from second to first-line status in NSCLC.”

A Guide to Lung Cancer Symptoms
“Lung cancer occurs when atypical cells in the lungs grow and multiply uncontrollably. This can cause various symptoms. If you experience any of the symptoms of lung cancer, speak with your doctor right away.”

Cancer survival rate rises in the US
“In a recent article by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the researchers highlighted basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and cancer-related population sciences in the 12th edition of its annual Cancer Progress Report.”

How Do Patients With Lung Cancer Report on the Quality of Care?
“Lung cancer is the second leading cancer type, with the American Cancer Society estimating approximately 236,740 new cases in 2022.”

The 50-Year Journey of Lung Cancer Screening: A Narrative Review
“Early diagnosis and treatment are associated with better outcomes in oncology. We reviewed the existing literature using the search terms “low dose computed tomography” and “lung cancer screening” for systematic reviews, metanalyses, and randomized as well as non-randomized clinical trials in PubMed from January 1, 1963 to April 30, 2022.”

Lung cancer treatment: Specific gene mutation may be a key
“Lung cancer can be both deadly and difficult to treat. Experts’ understanding of lung cancer has significantly expanded in recent years with developing new treatment options being a priority.”

Improving Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Future Directions in Care

Catherine A. Shu, MD, Reviews Findings of Cohort A of the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS-2 Trial in Pretreated EGFR+ NSCLC

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 26, 2022

Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Oncology: Society for Integrative Oncology–ASCO Guideline
“The aim of this joint guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations to practicing physicians and other health care providers on integrative approaches to managing pain in patients with cancer.”

All About Aromatherapy: Uses, Health Benefits, and Risks
“Inhaling or absorbing essential oils into the skin are the two most popular aromatherapy methods. Essential oils come from various parts of a plant, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, and woods. The oils contain the “essence” of the plant’s fragrance.”

Nutritional education is health care — let’s make it official
“With its ambitious plans for improving the nation’s health and food security, this month the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — the first of its kind in more than 50 years.”

The Simple 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Can Help You Relax and Sleep Better—Here’s Why
“When you’re feeling stressed or having trouble sleeping, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of that headspace and calm down. But the solution may be as easy as taking deep breaths in and out in a specific rhythm.”

Here’s What It Actually Means to Have a Chronic Disease
“Whether it’s heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes, 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease. Even more alarming, 4 in 10 people have two or more.”

The Importance of Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
“It is well known that a healthy diet and physical activity are beneficial to cancer survivorship. But support for the physical and dietary health of caregivers of cancer patients is just as important and often overlooked. There is significant evidence showing the benefits of physical activity and healthy dietary intake for both cancer patients and their caregivers.”

9 Ways to Improve Your Gut Bacteria, Based on Science
“There are around 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which are found in your gut. Collectively, they are known as your gut microbiome, and they’re incredibly important for overall health. However, certain types of bacteria in your intestines can also contribute to many diseases.”

What are the 6 essential nutrients?
“A person’s body cannot produce everything that it needs to function. There are six essential nutrients that people need to consume through dietary sources to maintain optimal health.”

Is Fruit Juice Good for You?
“To some people, having juice at breakfast is as much a part of the a.m. routine as brushing their teeth. But regular fruit juice drinkers, as well as those intrigued by the growing number of good-for-you-sounding options, may wonder how it fits in with health goals.”

These tests tell you which foods to avoid. Do they work?
“Food is one of life’s pleasures, but it can also be a source of pain — especially if you’re among the tens of millions of Americans who regularly experience digestive issues such as heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating or diarrhoea. When those symptoms strike, you may wonder: Are certain foods to blame?”

Safe Exercises When You Have Atrial Fibrillation
“There are many known triggers for atrial fibrillation (afib), including alcohol, stress, and intense exercise. (1) But unlike avoiding beverages and stress, which are always positive ways to help you live well with an irregular heartbeat, exercise helps when it’s done right”

What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
“We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.”

Lung Cancer News Update

Week Ending September 19, 2022

Scientists find clues to how air pollution may trigger lung cancer
“Scientists have long known that air pollution can be linked with an increased risk of lung cancer in people who never smoked, but new research describes one mechanism that might help explain how.”

Lung Cancer Screening Increases Percentage of Stage I Cases Detected, While Reducing Percentage of Stage IV Cases Detected
“Implementing lung cancer screening at four diverse health-care systems resulted in an 8.4% increase in the number of stage I lung cancers detected and a 6.6% decrease in the detection of stage IV disease, according to research published by Vachani et al in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.”

Lung Cancer Screening Leads to Earlier Diagnosis, but Not Overdiagnosis
“A study carried out at 4 health care systems found rates of stage I lung cancer increased, and rates of stage IV cancer decreased, once screening was initiated. Newly released data is adding to the case that lung cancer screening results in earlier identification of lung cancer, and it may help allay concerns about a corresponding risk of overdiagnosis.”

Mark A. Socinski, MD, on Progression of Lung Cancer Treatment
“The treatment of lung cancer has evolved greatly over the last 30 years. Recently, numerous therapy modalities have been tested and successfully implemented into earlier stages of treatment as either adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy. Additionally, clinicians across the cancer care paradigm are learning how to better tailor treatment to patients based on their genetic makeup.”

Study Finds High Activity With Poziotinib in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with HER2 Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
“New data from a trial of poziotinib in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with G778_P780dup HER2 exon 20 insertion (exon20ins) mutations found that the drug had high activity in both treatment-naïve and previously treated patients. The data are being presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2022.”

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Shows Clinically Meaningful Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu; AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo) demonstrated clinically meaningful tumor responses in previously treated patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 mutant (HER2m) unresectable and/or metastatic non-squamous non­–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to detailed positive results from an interim analysis of the DESTINY-Lung02 phase 2 trial.”

Osimertinib Significantly Improves Disease-Free Survival in EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer
“Researchers at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress presented findings that show osimertinib may clinically reduce the risk of lung cancer recurrence.”

Lumakras Improves Outcomes, Quality of Life in Patients With Lung Cancer Subtype
“Lumakras (sotorasib) decreased the risk of disease progression or death by 34% in patients with previously treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and the drug led to more patients being alive without disease progression at 12 months (a statistic known as progression-free survival) compared to the chemotherapy docetaxel, according to findings from the phase 3 CodeBreaK 200 clinical trial.

Real-world Lung Cancer Testing Rates Are Lower Than They Should Be, Says Dr Ticiana Leal

Looking at the Future of Larotrectinib in NTRK Fusion+ Lung Cancer

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 19, 2022

5 Foods to Boost Your Heart Health
“A heart-healthy diet makes a big difference when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease, the leading killer across the US. Everyone from the American Heart Association to the US Department of Health and Human Services recommends making specific food choices to support a healthy heart.”

Taking up adaptive sports
“Health guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Which activities you choose don’t matter as long as they get you moving.”

Can Supplements Help Ease Anxiety?
“With the global prevalence of anxiety on the rise, researchers are discovering that nutrition may play a more important role in mental health than previously thought.”

The role of microbiome-based products
“A wide range of products are available on a commercial basis to improve the health of the gut microbiome, with the market for these products anticipated to reach USD 1,598 million by 2028.2 These products serve a wide range of purposes, including prebiotics, probiotics and therapeutic treatments.”

Waterborne Diseases: Everything You Need to Know
“Although the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, the CDC reports around 7.2 million Americans get sick every year from diseases spread through water. Why?”

Top 12 healthful fruits
“Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.”

Alternative and complementary medicines in pediatric care
“The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric care dates to the ancient Egyptians and remains popular with patients, parents, and providers seeking a holistic approach to pediatric care.”

Do probiotics for eczema work?
“Eczema is a common skin condition where a person’s skin develops dry, red scales that can be very itchy. Some people with eczema use probiotics to help manage their condition.”

7 Tiny Things That Massively Boost Your Health, Expert Reveals
“Achieving great health is easier than you may think. As a matter of fact, there are several things you can do—that have absolutely nothing to do with diet or exercise—that can seriously upgrade your well-being.”

5 Important Ways to Help You Stay Active as You Age
“Staying active as you age can help relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and maintain your quality of life.”

Lessen the stress: A comprehensive, holistic approach to care helps improve cancer outcomes, doctors say
“Even before his diagnosis, Ira and his wife Sandra prioritized exercise and were active skiers and hikers, but it became all that more important after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare cancer that affects the brain and spinal cord, in 2020.”

How Your Muscles Affect Your Mental Health
“You’re probably underestimating your muscles. In fact, almost everyone does. While everyone knows, for instance, that muscles are important for function—activities such as walking, climbing, and lifting—few appreciate just how important muscles are for feeling.”

Lung Cancer News Update

Week Ending September 12, 2022

Larotrectinib Demonstrates Robust Responses in TRK Fusion-Positive Lung Cancer
“The treatment landscape for NTRK fusion-positive disease has been evolving with developments of new tyrosine receptor kinase (TRK) inhibitors for this patient population.”

Lung Cancer Insurance Coverage: Potential Barriers
“A lung cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect a person physically and emotionally. Costly tests and treatments can also put a strain on your finances, even if you have health insurance coverage. These unanticipated costs can be a source of stress and may discourage patients from pursuing potentially lifesaving treatment options.”

Q and A: How early should I be screened for lung cancer?
“I am 62 and recently had a physical. My doctor suggested that I should be screened for lung cancer. I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day but quit about a decade ago. I’ve not had any problems, so I’m wondering if this is necessary. What does screening involve?”

Does Smoking Cause Small Cell Lung Cancer?
“Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive form of lung cancer predominantly caused by cigarette smoking, making up 13% of all U.S. cancer cases.”

Recommendations to Safeguard Quality Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening
“An international group of researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders involved in advocating for high-quality shared decision-making tools used by providers and patients issued 2 recommendations Thursday in response to an updated national coverage determination (NCD) about lung cancer screening released earlier this year by CMS.”

Q&A: Biomarker testing opens doors for personalized treatment options in lung cancer
“Biomarker testing in patients with lung cancer allows for the potential of personalized therapy options that may be better tolerated and increase overall survival, yet not all patients undergo testing.”

Study Results Link Lung Cancer Screening Guideline Changes to Racial Disparity Reductions
“Changes in 2021 to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lung cancer screening guidelines were associated with reductions in existing eligibility disparities in lung cancer screening among Black and white individuals but not the elimination of disparities, new study results showed.”

Study Finds Particulate Matter May Drive EGFR-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Findings provided rationale to limit air pollution and highlighted the need for molecularly targeted lung cancer prevention due to particulate matter being revealed as a mechanistic driver for EGFR-positive NSCLC.”

The treatment landscape for NTRK fusion-positive disease has been evolving with developments of new tyrosine receptor kinase (TRK) inhibitors for this patient population.

Dr Hatim Husain: NCCN Guidelines Adjust to Meet Lung Cancer Treatment Needs

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 12, 2022

These Unhealthy Workout Habits Can Increase Your Risk of Death
“Exercising on a routine basis is a huge contributor to your overall wellness. After all, getting in regular physical activity can improve the health of your brain, help you maintain a healthy weight, lessen your risk of disease, and strengthen your muscles and bones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Can the sights and sounds of nature make you feel better? These ‘forest bathers’ say yes
“Every Thursday for the past several months, a small group of people has set out from a little building in Flagstaff to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of nature.”

How To Do the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise
“The late Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh once wrote, “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.”

Who’s Who on My Health Care Team
“I was lucky to land in the hands of an MS-specialized neurologist from the get-go. This saved me time and ensured that my health was being overseen by a doctor that was familiar with my disease and could guide me accordingly, answer all my questions, and make sure I was on the best disease-modifying therapy possible.”

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget
“Food is more expensive than ever before. In fact, grocery prices jumped 12.2% from June 2021 to June 2022[1]. The cost of food has increased for several reasons, including inflation, labor shortages and pandemic-related supply chain issues.”

6 exercises that keep your brain active and help reduce the risk of dementia
“Physical exercise may be helpful in lowering the risk of the onset of dementia, and experts say the best time to start adding them to your routine is now.”

Diet change may return bigger heart health rewards than other lifestyle changes
“Lifestyle changes are known to reduce the risk for heart attacks and strokes. A new study that simulated the effect of lifestyle change on future cardiovascular risks for people with high blood pressure suggests one change – adopting a heart-healthy diet – may do more than others.”

What To Know Before You Try A Sound Bath
“Contemporary culture seems fascinated by alternative spiritualities and wellness regimens. From reading up on crystal healing and astrology to infusing moon water, people are lapping up practices that can help them feel more grounded, centered, and self-aware. But among these various rituals and habits, one mindful self-care staple continues to reign supreme: meditation.”

How and Why To Try Alternate Nostril Breathing
“How often do you stop to think about your breath? Probably not very often, if you’re like most people. In, out, in, out … as long as your body is doing what it’s supposed to do, you’re likely not giving much thought to this particular bodily function.”

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Immunity?
“You’ve probably heard the advice: One of the best things you can do to keep healthy — especially as cold and flu season creeps up — is stay physically active.”

What Is Protein? A Complete Scientific Guide
“Protein needs no introduction. You likely already know it as one of the three major macronutrients that make up your diet (the other two being fat and carbohydrates), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “

New Study Shows the Power of Reading First-Hand Stories in Reducing Suicidal Thoughts
“Social media is often criticized as harmful to mental health. But new research shows that reading one story a day online, written by someone with lived experience managing suicidal thoughts, can reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) in the reader.”

Treatments for anxiety
“A person’s anxiety treatment depends on the nature of the anxiety disorder and their individual preferences. Often, treatment will combine different types of therapy and medication.”

6 Foods That Heal Your Body
“Even if laughter is, as they say, the best medicine, when you have diabetes, the long-prescribed drug metformin may be a far better choice for lowering your blood sugar.”

1-hour walk through nature lowers stress, research shows
“A new study found that a 60-minute walk in nature decreases activity in brain regions involved in stress processing.”

What Happens To Your Body When You Listen To Music
“Music can make a difference in all aspects of your life. It can help calm you when you’re nervous. It helps power you through your workout. Music can even be a great friend to get you through a breakup.”

Lung Cancer News Update

Week Ending September 6, 2022

MA Researchers Create AI Algorithm to Enhance Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy
“Research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that providers can save time and bandwidth on lung cancer radiation therapy with the help of a deep-learning algorithm.”

Who might better benefit from KRAS and PD-1 combos? New Mirati drug study offers a clue
“Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD-1 therapies, which work by unleashing T cells’ anti-tumor power, have become a standard of care for non-small cell lung cancer. Targeted therapies have also served as powerful tools against cancers bearing specific genetic alterations. But resistance may develop against both types of therapies, so scientists and drugmakers have been considering pairing them up.”

Great Strides Drive Progress Toward Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer Therapy
“Disease management is moving toward holistic care of the patient in the long term.”

Sotorasib extends PFS in lung cancer subset
“Sotorasib prolonged PFS compared with standard chemotherapy for certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to topline data released by the agent’s manufacturer.”

Cancer epidemiology researcher to present lecture at heath disparities conference
“Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD, MPH, has been awarded the 2022 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.”

Study: Veracyte’s genomic lung cancer screening cuts invasive procedures in half
“Veracyte presented data from a prospective clinical utility study showing that its genomic lung cancer test reduced the number of invasive procedures by more than 50% in screening and diagnosis of the disease.”

Liquid Biopsy HIC Proteomic Testing May Aid in NSCLC Treatment Decision-Making
“In an interview with Targeted Oncology, David Oubre, MD discussed the use of liquid biopsy to identify prognostic and predictive biomarkers in patients with non–small cell lung cancer. He also explained the results and implications of the INSIGHT study.”

Uncovering a link between lung cancer and chronic pain—and a druggable pathway for both
“Scientists have uncovered a link between chronic pain and lung cancer—a link that also offers a potentially druggable pathway for both conditions, according to new research conducted in mouse models.”

Choosing Larotrectinib vs Entrectinib to Treat NTRK Fusion+ Lung Cancer
“David Hong, MD, deputy chair, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains why larotrectinib (Vitrakvi) may be chosen over other TRK inhibitors for the treatment of NTRK fusion-positive lung cancer.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 6, 2022

A Neuroscientist Explains How Diet Can Influence Mood, Behavior and More
“During the lengthy seafaring voyages of the 15th and 16th centuries, a period that is known as the Age of Discovery, sailors experienced visions of sublime foods and verdant fields. The discovery that these were nothing more than hallucinations after months at sea was excruciating. While some sailors wept in longing, others threw themselves overboard.”

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine
“The leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary medicine into mainstream medical practice.”

Social media is full of dietitians and nutritionists — here are the major differences between them
“If you’re on social media, you’ve likely seen a dietitian’s or nutritionist’s page or video — promoting a program, educating their followers or demonstrating recipes.”

Mindfulness Vs. Meditation: What’s The Difference?
“Meditation and mindfulness are popular techniques used to boost mental health and clarity. Even better, science backs them as viable therapies for various mental wellness concerns including anxiety, stress and depression.”

Do Multivitamins Work? Who Should and Shouldn’t Take Them
“More than half of Americans take multivitamins. But can a daily pill really make up for a poor diet?”

What are superfoods and why should you eat them?
“No standard criteria or legal definitions classify any food as a superfood at this time. However, most superfoods are plant-based.”

How Strength Training Can Help You Live Longer
“Once they get past the “newbie gains” – the quick and exciting increases in muscle strength and size – it takes time, effort, and patience to keep making progress.”

Benefits of Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise — and How to Add Both to Your Routine
“The terms ‘aerobic exercise’ and ‘anaerobic exercise’ get thrown around by health and fitness professionals with the same frequency that Gen Z spits out the terms “bet,” “suss,” and “no cap.”

Acupuncture Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Findings
“Acupuncture is effective for treating incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). Researchers from Zhengzhou First People’s Hospital conducted a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of routine physical therapy with routine care plus acupuncture.”

Foot Massage and Aromatherapy Provide Benefits for Patients With Stroke
“Foot massage and aromatherapy improve sleep quality, happiness, and fatigue in patients with a history of stroke, according to study findings published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.”

7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Liver Without Even Realizing It
“The liver is a three pound organ that performs over 500 vital jobs for us daily without a break, so taking care of the liver is essential for overall health. The liver performs important duties like discarding waste, maintaining blood sugar levels, regulating blood clotting and more.”

You Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Depression
“You are what you eat” is an oft-repeated anthem, a quick way for us say that what we eat matters on an essential level to our health and well-being. It’s far too easy to ignore or dismiss, given the power of emotional, or stress, eating.”

Everything You Need to Know About Ginkgo Biloba
“Ginkgo biloba, sometimes simply referred to as ginkgo, has a long history in ancient medicine. One of the oldest living species of trees, ginkgo has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for a number of health conditions, including respiratory issues and kidney disorders, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).”

Lung Cancer News Update

Week Ending August 29, 2022

Working to Reduce Lung Cancer’s Impact on Hard-Hit Communities
“Carmen Guerra, MD, has launched navigator programs that help patients plan and access screening and treatment.”

Building Trust Is Key to Breaking Barriers in Lung Cancer Care
“Enid Harding is helping marginalized communities get access to lung cancer screenings. She starts by listening to them.”

Deep-Learning Algorithm May Streamline Lung Cancer Radiotherapy Treatment
“Lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, is targeted with radiation therapy in nearly one-half of cases. Radiation therapy planning is a manual, resource-intensive process that can take days to weeks to complete, and even highly trained physicians vary in their determinations of how much tissue to target with radiation. Furthermore, a shortage of radiation oncology practitioners and clinics worldwide is expected to grow as cancer rates increase.”

Scientists unlock potential for a small cell lung cancer blood test
“Doctors could one day diagnose and characterise early stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with a simple blood test thanks to a transatlantic study led by CRUK Manchester Institute Cancer Biomarker Centre researchers at the University of Manchester with a team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York published in Nature Cancer.”

Is It Time to Consider Germline Testing for All Lung Cancer Patients?
“All patients with lung cancer should be considered for germline genetic testing, according to an ASCO Plenary Series presentation.”

Novel Drug Bests Tagrisso in Heavily Pretreated Lung Cancer
“Long-term data consisting of more than three years of follow-up, showed that many patients with heavily pretreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) saw their cancer shrink — or even disappear in some cases — when given the novel drug abivertinib.”

New robotic technology aids doctors to treat patients with lung cancer at South Florida hospital
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – “New tools are helping doctors at one South Florida hospital treat life-threatening illnesses with pinpoint precision. Robots are lending a helping healing hand in the fight against cancer.”

Molecular Testing Assays in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Expert oncologists provide a comprehensive review of available biomarker testing assays utilized in patients diagnosed with non–small cell lung cancer.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending August 29, 2022

How do strong muscles keep your brain healthy?
“We’ve often thought about muscle as a thing that exists separately from intellect—and perhaps that is even oppositional to it, one taking resources from the other.”

Thirsty? Try One of These 11 Refreshing Alternatives to Soda
“According to a study published in November 2017 in Obesity, about 61 percent of children and 50 percent of adults reported drinking soda daily in a 2013–2014 survey, compared with nearly 80 percent and 62 percent, respectively, in a 2003–2004 survey. Overall, 18,600 children ages 2 to 19 and 27,652 adults 20 years old and older were surveyed over the total time period.”

3 Breathing Exercises To Relieve Stress and Anxiety
“Pausing a few times each day to focus on your breathing can help you feel better, physically and psychologically, studies show.”

How can these popular foods benefit our health?
“Though the field of medicine continues to advance and branch out in many ways, nutritionists and health experts continue to praise the benefits of certain foods. In fact, eating healthfully has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular illnesses, and even certain types of cancer.”

Complementary and Integrative Medicine
“Examples of that embrace body, mind, and spirit were presented last week. This week, complementary and integrative medicine therapies will be presented. What is considered holistic, complementary, or integrative is a fluid concept in that many of the same therapies overlap these healthcare concepts.”

“Omar, who has worked at Duke seven years, said it can be tempting to swing by Arby’s or McDonald’s for take-out instead of cooking his go-to meal of salmon at home for his wife and two daughters, ages 3 and 7.”

What Is Gua Sha? A Guide to This Traditional Chinese Medicine Wellness Practice
“Take gua sha. This practice, which involves scraping your skin with a coin, spoon, or stone until tiny red spots appear, is not only rising as a social media trend but also hails from an ancient therapeutic technique.”

4 Hidden Benefits of Holistic Treatments
“Acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, naturopathy, and even spa treatments have their place in holistic medicine as methods of treating a whole person”

Alternative Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
“Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the protective covering of nerve cells (myelin) in the brain and spinal cord, impairing nerve signaling and causing a variety of symptoms.”

What is causing this pain in my back?
“Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating.”

The Impact of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Insomnia: A Systematic Review
“Insomnia is characterized by difficulty in maintaining sleep and early morning awakenings. Although pharmacotherapies and psychological interventions remain essential for conventional treatment, motivational factors and interest in using complementary and alternative therapies for insomnia have developed over the last two decades.”

Is There a Connection Between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Gout?
“Gout and multiple sclerosis (MS) might seem like very different conditions, but there is a connection between the two. Research has found that people with MS may be less susceptible to gout.”

Development of a conceptual framework of food and nutrition literacy in children
“This study aimed to develop a conceptual framework to better understand food and nutrition literacy and its dimensions and components among Iranian children.”

What’s Making You Dizzy? If You’re Older, There Could Be Lots of Reasons
“It’s a wild world, and up can certainly feel like down sometimes. But that physical sensation of dizziness? That could have any number of causes — especially as you age.”

What Counts As Exercise? 10 Daily Activities You’re Already Doing
“Only 23% of US adults meet all of the guidelines for weekly exercise, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even though studies have found that people do understand the health benefits of working out and want to work out more.”

Diet Can Influence Mood, Behavior and More
“Researchers evaluate how our choice of diet can impact our moods and behaviors, and explain how specific diets can help manage certain neurological conditions.”

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