“I Know I’m Dying, Children, But I Ain’t Dead Yet…”

I want to give a shout-out  to a remarkable blog I came across while reading about the Blagojevich scandals in the Chicago Sun Times a few weeks ago.  It is called:  "  Conquering cancer and heart failure...with Jesus, doctors and common sense" http://blogs.suntimes.com/banks/2009/02/i_know_im_dying_children_but_i.html.  This blog is written by a man named Lacy Banks, 65, who [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:10:21-05:00February 9th, 2009|Healing the Mind, People, Families and Grieving|0 Comments

Gleason Grade 7 or Above: Why You Should Consider Open Surgery

I want to pass on some information that newly diagnosed men absolutely should consider. It is from the excellent blog "Palpable Prostate" by A. Black.  The gist of this is that for intermediate- and higher-grade PC pts (GL 7+, PSA 10+), *open* surgery for PC is considered preferable to laparascopic (which includes robotic) surgery by [...]

Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer

I occasionally do book reviews, and am really excited about this one. I recommend it sight unseen because the author is one of the foremost experts in the world on prostate cancer and sexuality. The book is titled: "Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer" by Dr. John Mulhall (Hilton Publishing [...]

Viagra May Protect Heart from Damage Caused by High Blood Pressure

"First evidence that the Impotence Aid Helps a Signaling Protein Protect the Heart" Written by J. Strax, psarising.com. "The first direct evidence in lab animals that the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil) amplifies the effects of a heart-protective protein has been reported today by a team of researchers at three leading US medical centers, Johns [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:29-04:00January 5th, 2009|Healing the Mind, Sexuality and Intimacy|2 Comments

Pssst Ladies: Nagging Works :-))

From Newswise, December 9, 2008: "Although the link between early screening and prostate cancer survival is well established, men are less likely to go for early screening unless they have a wife or significant other living with them, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:32-04:00December 9th, 2008|Healing the Mind|1 Comment

A Holistic Approach to Treating Cancer

My fellow blogger, Kathy Meade, alerted me to the following.  It's about time we developed holistic approaches to treating cancer patients! "University of Edinburgh researchers have reported success with an interdisciplinary intervention for treating major depressive disorder in people living with cancer. The intervention is delivered by specially trained oncology nurses, is designed to work alongside [...]

By |2021-02-17T11:03:03-05:00November 12th, 2008|Healing the Mind, Healthcare and Ethics|0 Comments