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August 21 2015

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A simple path to resilience

Life is a challenge. Each day brings new opportunities to learn how to manage the many things that challenge you. Building resilience and learning about practices that help protect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing may seem complicated. However, there are simple things that you can do to focus on your inner strength.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Move every day to increase your energy and improve your health. Talk a walk with a friend or have fun simply dancing to music for 10 minutes.Make a plan to eat well by including fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Have healthy snacks handy and remember to drink enough water to hydrate your body.Maintain your health by taking time for prevention and visiting your health care provider when recommended. Remember to listen to your body if you notice new changes that concern you.Find time to relax each day to take your mind off the things you find stressful. Try meditation or a creative outlet that you love to do.Get plenty of sleep to refresh and renew your body for the new day.Take time to discover new things each day that bring meaning, purpose and joy into your life.

As you work with these ideas, reflect on how these simple strategies can reduce your stress and improve the health of your body, mind and spirit.

What have you tried recently to improve your resilience? Please share what has worked for you.

Aug. 21, 2015

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http://www.mayoclinic.org//expert-blog/bgp-20150361

August 16 2015

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August 11 2015

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The high cost of cancer drugs

The development of new cancer drugs is essential as progress moves forward in cancer treatments.

Great advances have been made with lower death rates, increased survival and improved quality of life. However, the cost can be an added burden. The average price of cancer drugs for a year is estimated to exceed $100,000.

A group of 118 leading cancer experts, including Drs. Ayalew Tefferi and S. Vincent Rajkumar and others from Mayo Clinic, are taking a stand against the high cost. They're part of a grassroots effort voicing their opinion and demanding action.

These cancer leaders published an article in August's "Mayo Clinic Proceedings" calling for action including new regulations to control the high cost of cancer drugs. It received widespread coverage in the national media.

Their primary concern is that the cost is having a negative effect on patient care and placing a large burden on the health system. In the United States, we pay 50 percent to 100 percent more for the same drug as patients in other countries around the world.

The group voiced their support for the patient-based, grassroots movement on change.org that advocates for the fight against high cancer drug prices. They're trying to gain the attention of pharmaceutical companies and elected officials.

As a patient, you may experience the stress and burden of financing cancer treatment costs. Even if you have health insurance, your out-of-pocket expenses may be as much as $25,000 to $30,000 a year.

You may have to make difficult decisions on how to pay for cancer treatment, forgoing treatment in order to provide for your family needs. The report says up to 20 percent of cancer patients don't take their treatment as prescribed. This may be in part due to cost.

What's been your experience paying for the cost of cancer treatment? Did you have to make a choice between treatment and living expenses, and how did you manage? Please feel free to share your opinions on this topic.

To see the Proceedings article, go here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196%2815%2900430-9/fulltext

It's free to view during August.

For more, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network: http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/leading-experts-prescribe-how-to-make-cancer-drugs-more-affordable/

Aug. 06, 2015



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http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/expert-blog/high-cancer-drug-cost/bgp-20149406

August 06 2015

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Living with dementia shows value of focusing on the present

Take this time to think about how often you're truly present in the moment. By this I mean you're completely focused on what you're doing -- the meal you're eating, the shower you're taking, the person you're with.

Are you are awake for your life as it is right now -- the sound of the birds in your back yard, the warm wind on your face? Are you aware of the tension you may be holding in your shoulders or jaw? Most of us would honestly answer, not really.

Now consider how often your mind is ruminating about a past situation or dreading something in the future that may never occur. Think about how often you're drawn to that inner voice that feeds on putting you down and strengthening your insecurities and worries. So what's an antidote for distraction? More presence.

I've discovered I'm most present when I'm with people living with Alzheimer's. When I help Maggie prepare a meal or Hank plant flowers, it forces me to slow down, pause, and listen with my ears and eyes. With Maggie and Hank, I'm focused on the present -- what we're doing at that moment.

When I'm with Walter or Catherine, I know I must pay attention to my actions, the tone of my voice and my body language. If I'm thinking about something that worries me or a conversation that annoyed me, I become worried and agitated.

Walter and Catharine pick up on these negative emotions and they too can become angry or agitated. Those living with dementia are acutely tuned in to my non-verbal communication.

Anna is in the later stages of Alzheimer's. When I'm with her, I'm aware of her pace and rhythm and I match mine to hers. I watch her closely for clues as to what she might need or is communicating through her expressions, movements, muttered words or behaviors. The way Anna is feeling and behaving is in sync with what she's engaged in at that time and the quality of the interactions she's having with me at that moment.

The truth is Anna, Walter, Maggie, Hank, Catherine and others living with dementia may be more "in-the world" then most. Each of them embodies the credo that life is in this moment. Being with them means being present. They are my meditation, without meditating.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/positive-thinking/expert-blog/bgp-20149342

July 31 2015

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July 25 2015

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July 19 2015

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July 13 2015

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Cancer caregivers, remember to take care of yourself

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July 06 2015

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With Palin 'Death Panels' Debunked, Congress Pushes End-Of-Life Planning

The politics of end-of-life care are beginning to disappear in Washington six years after Tea Party darling Sarah Palin injected false claims that Congressional health reform legislation included "death panels."

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Virginia Democrat Mark Warner and Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson to help patients suffering serious illness with advanced care planning is gaining momentum."The Care Planning Act of 2015," would have Medicare reimburse doctors and other health professionals for consulting with their patients about end-of-life care.

It's the first major push to pay doctors and other health care providers for consultations about end-of-life care since Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, and other Republicans accused the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress for creating "death panels." Even though she was wrong as several organizations pointed out at the time, the political hubbub contributed to lawmakers' decision to strip Medicare reimbursement of doctors for end-of-life consultations from the legislation that eventually became the Affordable Care Act.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 26: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. . (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

"Sen. Warner believes that there is a growing desire on both sides to stop politicizing end of life care, and he is optimistic that this bipartisan bill has a better chance than ever before of being passed into law," said Rachel Cohen, spokeswoman for Sen. Warner in a statement.

Heading into Congress' summer recess, the planning act has the support of three Democratic Senators and three Republicans. It's also been endorsed by more than 40 advocacy groups, including AARP, the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association American Heart Association and the National Council on Aging.

"It brings more accountability, better care coordination and better alignment of what the family desires being delivered to them," Jonathan Keyserling, senior vice president at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization told Life Matters Media.

Sen. Izakson said the Care Planning Act provides those who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as well as their "an opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with their doctors, nurses and religious advisors to develop a plan for care."

"I know from my own experience with my parents that having a plan makes a world of difference in ensuring a high quality of life during a loved one's last days," Izakson said in a statement.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2015/07/05/with-palin-death-panels-debunked-congress-pushes-end-of-life-planning/

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