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How 3-D Printing Technology Could Advance Cancer Treatment

Rapidly evolving technology means we no longer live, work or even practice medicine the way we did in past decades. From electronic medical records to telehealth, technology has taken the medical field by storm and cancer care is no exception. One example of technology that is making an impact in the field of cancer care is 3-D printing.

Reducing Risk of Heart Disease during Breast Cancer Treatment with Proton Therapy

A recent statement from the American Heart Association warned that some breast cancer treatments can cause heart disease. This news understandably triggered many questions and concerns for breast cancer survivors. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, such as proton therapy, that will protect your heart and other critical organs from damage during breast cancer treatment.

Comprehensive Breast Care at Ackerman Cancer Center

Ackerman Cancer Center’s newly expanded, comprehensive Breast Care Program offers women in Northeast Florida access to a full range of breast cancer services in two convenient locations.

Online & In-Person Support Groups for Patients and Caregivers

For cancer patients and caregivers, it is important to have a source of comfort and community through the cancer journey. This can come in the form of in-person or online support programs.

The Link Between Cancer Treatment and Sleep Disturbances

Cancer fatigue and insomnia are very common side effects for cancer patients to experience. Managing these conditions can be challenging, so we have provided a list of tips that you may find helpful to manage your cancer-related fatigue or insomnia.

Blueberries and Radiation, a Promising Combination for Cervical Cancer Treatment

The blueberry has long been touted as a nutritional powerhouse. The tiny fruit is low in calories but packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants. Now, a study published in Pathology and Oncology Research finds that combining blueberry extract with radiation therapy could boost treatment effectiveness.

Making (and Keeping!) New Year’s Health Resolutions

Traditionally, New Year's is a time for reevaluating our lives - where we are versus where we want to be. With the best of intentions, we set out to change bad habits and become a healthier version of ourselves, but so often, we fall short of the lofty goals we set. It's important to set achievable goals that you are able to stick with for the long run.

Managing Holiday Stress & Travel for Patients and Caregivers

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most hectic. Real, or imagined, expectations from family and friends along with busy schedules can cause stress and anxiety for those with cancer and their caregivers.

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines and Hypertension Health Threats

Updated blood pressure guidelines released at the Scientific Sessions conference of the American Heart Association earlier this year mean nearly half of all adults in America now have hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.

Open Enrollment – what does it mean and why is it important?

Over recent years, health insurance has changed drastically. These include changes in costs, coverage, benefits, and the mandate requiring all US citizens and legal residents to have health insurance or a penalty will be owed when you file taxes. Read this helpful guide to know all the details about this year's Open Enrollment period.

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