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Treating the Whole Person After a Cancer Diagnosis

When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, following the doctor's recommended treatment plan is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome for their situation. But for people who face mental health issues such as depression or who lack access to basic needs such as reliable transportation and food, adhering to treatment is easier said than done. 

'We Need Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Solve Tough Problems'

In overcrowded waiting rooms of emergency departments across the country, every chair tells a story. In one seat, a man suffers heart palpitations because he missed a ride to his dialysis appointment. In another, a little girl wheezes from an asthma flare-up caused by mold in her family's apartment. Countless stories reveal seemingly trivial factors that later ballooned into costly emergency medical interventions.

NICU Moms Want to Breastfeed — So Why Don't They?

Mother's milk brings a range of health benefits, including improved brain development and a reduced risk of serious illness and infection. Providing milk can pose a challenge for any new mom, but the challenge is even greater for the mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants — those born weighing 3.3 pounds or less, and usually before 30 weeks of gestation. These tiny and vulnerable babies can spend weeks or months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), creating serious barriers to mothers’ pumping and feeding of their own milk.