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Fighting Back Against a Diagnosis of Cancer – Deirdre Leung, NP

A cancer diagnosis is never good news but the fight against the disease is winnable in many cases with the right therapy, the right support and the right attitude. In this post to Health Connection.TV, Oncology Nurse Practitioner Deirdre Leung of the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler talks about putting up the best possible fight against a diagnosis of cancer.

Can you really fight cancer? (first question)

Why is exercise important in fighting cancer? (skip to 0:48)

Are there cancer fighting foods? (skip to 1:09)

What role, if any, do holistic treatments such as detoxification, heat treatment and herbal therapy play in the fight against cancer? (skip to 2:16)

How important are support groups in fighting cancer? (skip to 3:54)

What role does spiritual wellness play in fighting cancer? (skip to 5:03)

Does having a positive mental attitude impact the fight against cancer? (skip to 6:03)

Describe the character traits of someone who does well in fighting cancer? (skip to 6:58)




Stress Incontinence – Dr. Ralph Turner

Stress incontinence, the inability to control one’s bladder when exerting, coughing, sneezing or lifting an object, is a problem that disproportionately affects women, particularly as they get older. Gynecologist Dr. Ralph Turner of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler answers questions about stress incontinence in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is stress incontinence? (first question)

Does stress incontinence disproportionately affect women? (skip to 0:51)

What are the risk factors for stress incontinence? (skip to 1:24)

What causes the loss of bladder control with stress incontinence? (skip to 1:55)

What is the link between menopause and bladder control? (skip to 2:54)

How is stress incontinence diagnosed? (skip to 3:12)

What are the medical treatments for stress incontinence? (skip to 4:05)

When is surgery an option for treating stress incontinence? (skip to 5:15)

What is accomplished via surgery when treating stress incontinence? (skip to 6:44)

What can a woman do herself to improve bladder control? (skip to 7:47)