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Psychosocial Supports

iPhone’s Do Not Disturb Sign

September 28, 2015 mhyh 0

Put Up the Do Not Disturb Sign on Your iPhone Stress reduction strategies are important in all of our lives as the scientific literature has shown us stress negatively impacts our health and wellbeing increasing the likelihood that we will develop diabetes, heart disease, sle …

Part 2: My Diseased Heart

May 30, 2014 mhyh 0

Six hours after receiving the call, stating that a heart was gifted to me, we arrived at the Cleveland Clinic. I walked into the ICU at 8:30am where I was prepped for surgery. They placed IV and arterial lines, drew several tubes of blood, and we spoke with my surgeons. My f …

Late Effects Side Effects Resources

November 13, 2013 mhyh 1

Survivors, myHeart is pleased to provide you with a list of late side effects resources compiled by Dr. Tiffany Scharadin. Dr. Scharadin is involved in molecular research within the oncology field at the University of California in Davis, CA. Tiffany is also the daughter of t …

Living Amidst the Potential Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

August 22, 2013 mhyh 11

The potential late effects of cancer treatment walk hand in hand with the unknown. On one hand you wonder IF you will experience physical and/or emotional late effects, and IF you do, then what will you experience and when will you experience them. The unknown and uncertainty …

NEGU: Never Ever Give Up

July 15, 2013 mhyh 0

myHeart was contacted by Stephanie, a volunteer for the Jessie Rees Foundation whose motto is Never Ever Give Up, to ask permission to share a recent MHYH blog post ‘My Child Has Cancer: What do I say?’ written by myself in collaboration with @DialOfHealing Jean …

My Child has Cancer: What Do I say?

June 23, 2013 mhyh 3

Your child’s perception of what is happening to them, and how it is impacting the family MUST be grounded in truth and reality. TRUST is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL [and] it MUST NOT BE BREACHED; if your child can’t trust with Information about their illness, then how …

Camp Kesem: Because Kids should be Kids

April 25, 2013 mhyh 9

My Journey with Camp Kesem by Leah Bowman (aka BioShock) Northwestern University Kids face all kinds of challenges when a parent is diagnosed with cancer. There are countless questions and endless uncertainty. What will kids at school think when my mom picks me up from school …