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"Quality of Life" Care Extends Life for People with Cancer

"Quality of Life" Care Extends Life for People with Cancer | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Improving the quality of life — palliative care — for people with cancer can also increase survival, according a new pilot study. These findings will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2013 Quality Care Symposium. Palliative care addresses uncontrolled symptoms, helps guide decision making, and coordinates treatment. This service is underused, and the researchers found that routinely offering it to people makes them twice as likely to take advantage of it (82% vs. 41%). With palliative care, hospital readmissions dropped from 36% to 17%, and hospice use rose from 14% to 25%. Best of all, people who got palliative care lived longer, with the ratio of expected to actual deaths dropping from 1.35 to 0.59.


Via Cancer Commons
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Just as the definition of palliative care has, until recently, had a limited viewpoint of being somehow related to only hospice, tying "quality of life" to palliative care can lead to similar limitations. 

 

Quality of life must include ALL areas of life, not just medical symptoms or health challenges.  Often stress, anxiety and worries come from the impact cancer has on other areas such as finances, relationships, career and more. 

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Cancer Commons's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:05 PM

Mount Sinai Medical Center│Oct 29, 2013

Cancer Commons's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:05 PM

Mount Sinai Medical Center│Oct 29, 2013

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:13 AM

Just as the definition of palliative care has, until recently, had a limited viewpoint of being somehow related to only hospice, tying "quality of life" to palliative care can lead to similar limitations. 

 

Quality of life must include ALL areas of life, not just medical symptoms or health challenges.  Often stress, anxiety and worries come from the impact cancer has on other areas such as finances, relationships, career and more.

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The mission of the 7th Level Wellbeing Division (iPECWellbeing.com) at iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) is to create greater wellbeing in healthcare and corporate America. Our programs help organizations embed our coach centric skills to create a sustainable culture of health and reduce stress to increase engagement, satisfaction and high performance. Empowering individuals to lead, no matter what their title, and recognize they are always at choice leads to building teams who take responsibility for how they show up every day and in every way. As the Managing Director, my goal is to share powerful ideas around leadership, high performance and employee wellbeing.
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Health coaching paired with gym membership works best for obese people with mental illness

Health coaching paired with gym membership works best for obese people with mental illness | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A health promotion program, called In SHAPE, specifically designed for people with serious mental illness, produced more fit participants and significant weight loss than a control group where participants only received a gym membership.
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REPLICATED study shows yet more evidence for integrating coaching with wellness programs and when helping individuals create healthy lifestyle behavior changes.

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Holiday Blues? Wait, Maybe it's your Diet - Article by ...

Holiday Blues? Wait, Maybe it's your Diet - Article by ... | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Feeling melancholy around the winter holidays is common.
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More evidence choosing consciously what you eat can impact your wellbeing. A good reminder during the holiday season...and every day.

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Holiday Grief and Nutrition - Open to Hope

Holiday Grief and Nutrition - Open to Hope | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
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Excellent article to help people through grief during the holidays.

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E-cigarettes can contain up to 10 times the carcinogens of cigarettes

E-cigarettes can contain up to 10 times the carcinogens of cigarettes | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A government-funded study in Japan has revealed that e-cigarettes - electronic devices designed to replace traditional cigarettes - contain high levels of chemicals that have been linked to the development of cancer. E-cigarettes contain flavoured...
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Not surprising...

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Researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence

Researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists.

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Sleep and other healthy lifestyle behaviors matter.

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Obesity and Cancer | ASCO.org

Obesity and Cancer | ASCO.org | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer..." 

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Prevention through proper exercise and nutrition and creating sustainable healthy lifestyles is the mission of 7th Level Wellbeing. How can you become more proactive in taking charge of your health?

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Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305.

Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305. | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
After a heart attack, Dee Williams downsized. Way down.
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Thinking outside the box to create greater wellbeing. Love this.

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5 Principles For Creating A Life Of Wellbeing | Coaching Excellence

5 Principles For Creating A Life Of Wellbeing | Coaching Excellence | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

I first learned of Helen Keller while watching my babysitter’s high school production of the story."

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5 powerful quotes as principles for wellbeing.

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4 Tips for Staying Committed to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice | The Mindfulness Meditation Institute

4 Tips for Staying Committed to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice | The Mindfulness Meditation Institute | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity of mindfulness meditation, most have trouble starting & committing to a mindfulness meditation practice. These 4 tips make it easier.
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Simple tips make mindfulness easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

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[PSA] I Am Not Yours! featuring Campaign Spokesperson Jasmine Guy - YouTube

http://youtu.be/1OsgokG87WY
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Wellbeing is not just about our individual personal lives - it is about the communities and the world we live in. Great video and campaign with spokesperson, Jasmine Guy, about ending sex trafficking. When we say no to exploitation of those who cannot defend themselves, we move us closer to a better, more conscious world.

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People with “purpose” spend less time in the hospital

People with “purpose” spend less time in the hospital | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
People who feel their lives have purpose do what they can to prolong them.
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Having a mission and a purpose in life and working with a wellbeing coach to align those with preventative care leads to healthy behavior changes. If people could "just do it," they would. But when they are stressed and overwhelmed, positive thinking or trying to push themselves into making better lifestyle choices simply won't work.

 

Independence and making it on our own is an overrated concept. The reality is, successful people work with a team in one way or another. You can try to do it alone, but why would you if you can create the results you want by building a support team to help you generate the life of wellbeing you deserve?

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“With a deep and mindful breath…”

“With a deep and mindful breath…” | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

One simple phrase paves the path to reflection and greater wellbeing.

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Sometimes it is the simple things from unexpected sources that give us pause.

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Tobacco truths to help smokers quit | MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tobacco truths to help smokers quit | MD Anderson Cancer Center | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Common smoking myths may be keeping you from quitting and overcoming nicotine withdrawals. Learn the truth about tobacco and cancer.
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"Any amount of smoking can increase your risks for cancer, heart and lung disease, premature aging and death." Enough said. Get clear on the myths and choose health...#1 most important myth - it's never too late to benefit from quitting.

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Should radiologists discuss results with patients?

Should radiologists discuss results with patients? | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A lack of clinical context might cause a radiologist to misinform the patient.
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Yes...but a lack of compassion can be just as traumatic. Job titles and specialities do not guarantee patients and their families are being appropriately supported through the delivery of results. A highly experienced specialist failed miserably in how he handled my late husband's diagnosis including advising me to withhold information from him. Epic fail. I'm sure many radiologists and other healthcare professionals could have done a much better job of it.

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A Holiday Wish for My Readers

Some of you may be newer to my blog and others have been with me since my journey into blogging and coaching began more than five years ago. Whether you’re just beginning to tap this resource or you’ve logged many words and miles with me, thank you. Yes, thank you for reading my posts. It […]
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A reminder for all of us...

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Australia Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism 

Australia Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism  | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Well done, Australia.
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This is how we create a world of wellbeing. It all began from a single act of compassion. 

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5 things patients want pharma to understand about the patient experience

5 things patients want pharma to understand about the patient experience | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
When you have a panel of patient advocates and an audience of pharmaceutical industry folks, I usually expect there to be a certain amount of tension. But there’s something to...
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Five important takeaways from the patient/caregiver panel I was honored to be part of as as speaker this week's EyeForPharma 11th Annual Patient USA Summit held in Philadelphia. 

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Scientists Say E-Cigarettes Contain Dangerous Cancer Causing Agents

Scientists Say E-Cigarettes Contain Dangerous Cancer Causing Agents | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"Japanese scientists announced that e-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing carcinogens than its counterpart in the tobacco world".


Via Graham Player Ph.D.
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Don't be fooled about e-cigarettes or the safety of tanning beds. Be your own best advocate and do your research so you can make informed healthy choices and live from a model of prevention.

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Researchers in Japan were commissioned by Japan’s Health Ministry to do a study on e-cigarettes.

They discovered that carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde were present in the vapor produced by several brands of e-cigarettes.

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Food Goes From Farm to Hospital

Food Goes From Farm to Hospital | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
I've always found it ironic that hospitals serve some of the grossest, least-healthy food anywhere. Thankfully, times are changing and patients are not only eating better food but they have a role in bringing it bedside! The LIST’s Ariel Wesler shows us how getting healthy by going natural. . . is What's Trending.
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Imagine the possibilities...organic gardens planted and cared for by local schools and community members feeding patients, families, and healthcare employees. Just imagine.

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Gate A-4

Gate A-4 | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-...
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No...not all is lost. Beautiful story of compassion and connection. Every day we can find small ways to contribute to the wellbeing of another...funny thing is, it comes back tenfold and helps us heal and be well, too.

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The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'

Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an “unmet medical need”? That was the question under consideration for two days of meetings in late October, during which the Food and Drug Administration heard from sexual medicine experts and women with sexual complaints.
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This is exactly what creates mistrust with consumers when it comes to pharma.

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The History of Black Dance in America

The History of Black Dance in America | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A multi-media performance of African-American dances that have been popularly danced in the United States for over a century.
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Dance is a huge part of my success formula and my personal wellbeing. Being able to "swim in the waters" of the different cultures of many dances is an experience of transcendence. Great post and check out the amazing video on the history of Black dance in America. Amazing!!

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Attitude is Everything | Coaching Excellence

Attitude is Everything | Coaching Excellence | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Working in the coaching community, I am exposed to lots, and I mean lots, of tremendously talented people. People who motivate. People who inspire.

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Attitude as part of your success formula...check it out.

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My Life On Just Two Hands

My Life On Just Two Hands | 7th Level Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Total"Even though there are certain things that I might not be able to do, that doesn't stop me from trying and finding a way to do it my own way." -Kanya Sesser I just live my life without limits and a...

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I had the honor of meeting this amazing young woman. Total inspiration!

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