Healthy aging for the cancer patient

submitted by: mdanderson

“Being a senior does not necessarily mean that you’re old,” says Beatrice Edwards, M.D., associate professor in geriatric medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Yet, it’s important for elderly cancer patients to have their functional status evaluated in order to achieve successful cancer treatment outcomes.” In this podcast, Edwards shares tips on healthy aging for older adults and explains the role that a geriatrician can play in cancer treatment and survivorship.

How to talk to a child about loved one’s death

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-talk-to-child-about/id431848... . How do you tell a child their loved one is dying or has a terminal illness? There’s no one way, but Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, works with families to help children cope when their loved one has a poor prognosis. Henry shares insights on how and when to start that conversation, how to answer kids’ questions, when to bring in a grief counselor and...

The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: A Computerized Tool to Assess Active Living Environments

submitted by: mbuman
Background: The built environment can influence physical activity, particularly among older populations with impaired mobility. Existing tools to assess environmental features associated with walkability are often cumbersome, require extensive training, and are not readily available for use by community residents. Purpose: This project aimed to develop and evaluate the utility of a computerized, tablet-based participatory tool designed to engage older residents in identifying neighborhood...
Authors: Matthew Buman, Sandra Winter, Jylana Sheats, Eric Hekler, Jennifer Otten, Lauren Grieco, Abby King

Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

submitted by: mdanderson
Hypnosis is an artificially produced state of consciousness which allows for greater responsiveness to suggestion. Ian Lipski M.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, uses medical hypnosis to help patients manage cancer treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. Medical hypnosis shifts the focus of power away from the medical staff and gives the patient control over his/her cognizance. Learn how Dr. Lipski helps patients...

WPATH President's Notes #8 January 2013 - Dr. Lin Fraser

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Communication to WPATH members
Meetings
Symposium
Conference
Training
Partnerships

The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial in African-American Churches

submitted by: kinnardd
Background: Faith-based interventions hold promise for promoting health in ethnic minority populations. To date, however, few of these interventions have used a community-based participa- tory research (CBPR) approach, have targeted both physical activity and healthy eating, and have focused on structural changes in the church. Purpose: To report the results of a group randomized CBPR intervention targeting physical activity and healthy eating in African-American churches. Design:...
Authors: Cheryl Addy, PhD, Meghan Baruth, PhD, Margaret Condrasky, EdD, Marsha Dowda, DrPH, Rebecca Evans, MDiv, Deborah Kinnard, Marilyn Laken, PhD, Allen Parrott, DMin, Tatiana Warren, MS, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Lakisha Zimmerman, MSW, MA