November Webinar Follow-up: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Lisa Corbin’s presentation on integrative medicine offered real solutions to patients looking to explore complementary treatments as part of their cancer treatment plans. Dr. Corbin shared which treatments are safe and can offer help with managing side effects and symptoms. She also shared about treatments that are harmful and/or aren’t shown to work. See below…  Read More

November 2014 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine

FAD or FACT? How to determine if complementary & alternative medicine is for you.  Date: November 12, 10:30am ET / 9:30am CT / 8:30am MT / 7:30am PT Many complementary therapies, used along with conventional medicine, can support cancer treatments, reduce some of the adverse effects of cancer treatment, ease tension and pain, and contribute to overall health. This…  Read More

What's All The Fuss About Ginger?

A small study has found ginger supplements reduce markers of inflammation in the colon tissue of 30 healthy volunteers.. Does this mean eating more ginger or taking ginger supplements will reduce colon cancer risk?  We don’t know, and this study doesn’t ask or answer that question? Does ginger actually reduce inflammation in the colon? Or just…  Read More

Limericks Look at Online Health Info

Dr. Val Jones used slides and limericks to warn that looking for health information online can be both good and bad. Addressing the e-Patients Connections 2009 conference in Philadelphia in October, she compared two patients whose online information experiences led to very different results — one happy, one tragic.