• 01:09

    THE CANCER INSURANCE CHECKLIST

    in Health

    The "Cancer Insurance Checklist" is a real thing created collaboratively amongst dozens of advocacy groups. Join us as we welcome Linda House (Executive Vice President of External Affairs at Cancer Support Community) and Elizabeth Hoffler (Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy at Prevent Cancer Foundation) to talk about this groundbreaking resource. Survivor spotlight on Heather Swift.
     

  • 01:04

    STUPID INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER

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    Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States and tends to be diagnosed at younger ages. Tonight we welcome Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation) and Dr. Wendy Woodward to discuss this often misdiagnosed disease. Survivor Spotlight on Tolley St. Clair.

  • 00:23

    Sleep and Cancer

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    It’s important to recognize that sleep is an absolutely crucial component of strengthening your immune system and needs to be part of your cancer treatment plan. Listen as we dig back into the archives and Dr. Ken Weizer discusses sleep and how to get enough rest when on the cancer journey.

  • 00:12

    Sexuality and Cancer

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    It’s understandable that sexuality may not be the primary focus for many cancer patients, at least not right away. Sexuality is an incredibly personal topic, and each person’s experiences, feelings, and expectations are unique. But at some point, whether because of sexual changes, relationship issues, or difficulties with fertility, patients realize the impact of cancer on their sexuality.
    By learning about how your sexuality is likely to change and getting suggestions for healing, you become a partner and advocate in your own care.

  • 01:06

    Robert Porter, Canine Physical Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor

    in Pets

    Robert Porter is the physical rehabilitation treatment supervisor at MedVet Mandeville and has been on staff since 2006.


    Robby has worked in canine rehabilitation since 1998 and is looked at by his peers as one of the pioneers in his field. He has a strong knowledge base in kinesiology and a great interest in positive training approaches to therapeutic exercises. His MedVet patients from the gulf coast region not only benefit from his exercises but also love to perform them for him.


    Robby has studied gait analysis using slow motion cameras which has helped develop many exercises used all over the world today. His many self-produced “How To” canine exercise videos help spread this knowledge and have helped others develop their skills as therapists.


    Robby Porter is also one of MedVet’s Media Managers, writing as well as creating visual content for our social media.


    Just like humans, pets may need rehabilitation after an accident or medical procedure, or to help manage a chronic condition.


    MedVet Rehabilitation practitioners provide effective and personalized physical rehabilitation using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to maximize the opportunity for full recovery. MedVet Rehabilitation Practitioners have completed advanced training in veterinary physical rehabilitation.


    Many pets respond well to rehabilitation, including those with orthopedic, neurologic and medical conditions. We also use rehabilitation to help pets live a more complete and active life by providing geriatric support, obesity management and athletic conditioning.

  • 01:10

    HAVING CHILDREN AFTER CANCER

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    For many young adults diagnosed with cancer, the fertility repercussions of treatment are often eclipsed by the primary objective of treating the disease. Join us as we talk with Gina Shaw (Author) and Shelley Nolden (blogger and mom to be) as we explore the options, risks and tough emotional and psychological issues of having children after cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Jen Rachman. 
     

  • 01:24

    Jeanne Simard, Cancer Rehabilitation Expert

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    Jeanne Simard is an RN with a clinical background in cancer rehabilitation and critical care. A strong advocate for establishing survivorship as a distinct phase of cancer care, she is the corporate vice president of Oncology Rehab Partners (www.OncologyRehabPartners.com), the only healthcare company in the US that offers evidence-based cancer rehabilitation certification for clinicians and facilities, called the STAR Program® Certification. Hundreds of practitioners around the country have become STAR Clinicians and can now address the unique physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors.
    Please join us in learning about this exciting aspect of cancer care and the related opportunities for nursing!

  • 01:12

    PINKTOBER & BREAST CANCER ACTION

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    It’s October, otherwise known as “Pinktober”. As we enter Brest Cancer Awareness Month, join us as we welcome our friends Dr. Angela Wall (Communications Director)  and Annie Sartor (Policy and Campaign Coordinator) from Brest Cancer Action, a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization fighting to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Seporah Raizer. 

  • 01:03

    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Healthy Living

    in Family

    Hearing the words "you have breast cancer" results in a life-altering journey that ripples into every area of a survivor's life. Lockey Maisonneuve is using the lessons she learned during her own battle to teach others about life-enriching strategies.   Lockey Maisonneuve is a Stage 3 cancer survivor. Prior to her battle with cancer, Lockey was an enthusiastic and driven personal trainer.   In 2006, Lockey endured an 18-month battle with breast cancer. Along with a regimen of chemotherapy, surgical procedures were also included. Once she completed her treatment and recovery period, Lockey realized that many survivors did not know how to make themselves whole in body and spirit. The value of physical activity and exercise were sorely lacking in her recovery protocol.   It was then that Lockey decided to do something about it.   Upon completion of a specialized exercise training course through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Lockey created ‘MovingOn,’ a rehabilitative exercise program geared toward cancer patients. The focus was not just on the physical being, but the whole person. The ultimate goal of the program is to help women regain control of their bodies and their emotional beings.   Lockey has appeared on WABCTV, WCBSTV, News 12, WKTU & Talk About Health Radio, to name but a few. She is also the recipient of the 2013 American Cancer Society’s “Luster for Life Award.”   Join us on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. EST as we discuss breast cancer rehabilitation through exercise and other important methods with Lockey Masonneuve.   Click HERE to connect with Lockey at her website.  

  • 00:09

    Creativity and Cancer

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    Finding happiness can be difficult when you’re going through a traumatic life event like cancer. Dr. Ken Wiezer talks about finding that happiness in the little things by just being creative. You must be creative in the way you look at the world around you and your life. Join Dr. Weizer as he shares his thoughts with us about how to live happy. 

  • 00:23

    Social Relationships After Cancer Treatment

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    "Dealing with an illness like cancer can change your relationships with the people in your life." After cancer treatment, the way you relate to others - your family members, dating life, friends, and co-workers - can be adversely affected. During and after cancer, you have a new normal. Not just for you, but it can also be difficult for those in your life to adjust to this. Join Mark Burright as he discusses the issues that you are faced with in your social relationships after cancer treatment and ways to deal with them in part for of our series Care After Treatment.

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