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    News: Wellness

    VUMC debuts dedicated tobacco treatment service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

    Hilary Tindle, M.D., MPH, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle (ViTAL), rattles off the data without taking a breath: smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the world; on average 480,000 people die every year from smoking-related diseases; and tobacco use costs the United States $300 billion in health […]

    New faculty: Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors. “While conducting research for my dissertation, I saw how difficult it is when a patient with head and neck cancer looks in the mirror and the person they see is not the person they saw six […]

    Songs from the Heart cancer event set for Sept. 26

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015

    Cancer affects many families, and patients and their relatives often struggle with an effective way to describe their feelings about the illness and its aftermath. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Gilda’s Club Nashville give these individuals and their health care providers an opportunity to express themselves in song through the annual Songs from the Heart […]

    Vanderbilt earns acclaim for employee health initiatives

    Friday, June 19th, 2015

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized for a strong and enduring commitment to helping employees and their families live healthy lives. In conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, VUMC has been re-accredited by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2015. To earn the accreditation, an organization is required […]

    Yoga therapy for cancer patients studied

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem. Many suffer from lymphedema, swelling caused by retained fluid in a compromised lymphatic system. One answer may be the […]

    Cancer groups call for regulation of e-cigarettes

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Two leading cancer organizations are calling for regulation of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued the joint statement calling for greater oversight of the products and more research about their effects on the long-term health of users. […]

    Tindle to lead Tobacco Research and Treatment

    Friday, November 21st, 2014

    November is well-known as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the month that highlights awareness of less publicized forms of cancer including pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer. All three of these diseases share a common risk factor — cigarette smoking. “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death and it is claiming […]

    Program Focuses on Heart Health in Cancer

    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

    The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. “A dramatic increase of effective […]

    Cancer Makeover Classes Offered Monthly

    Thursday, August 28th, 2014

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are now offering free makeover classes monthly for cancer patients.

    Cancer Wellness Program Launches ‘Thrivership’ Classes

    Friday, September 21st, 2012

    Adult cancer patients and survivors are invited to participate in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s new Thrivership Program, which is designed to restore wellness through physical activity, enhanced nutrition, body awareness and emotional well-being. During the six-week program, participants are invited to attend 90-minute classes which include guided exercise plus mindful movement along with interactive educational sessions […]

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