Being declared cancer-free is something to celebrate. But for many patients, that milestone comes with a mix of emotions – joy, anger, relief, sadness, confusion, and even guilt. Transitioning from patient to survivor is not a destination. Rather, it is the beginning of a new normal. By Guillermo Lazo, MD
“Aphasia can have a life-long impact on an individual,” he says. “So it’s important to have ongoing support that allows a person with aphasia to continue practicing communication strategies, explore resources, gain encouragement, and learn how to best navigate life with this disorder.”
In Sanskrit, yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite” as in the mind, body and spirit. Substantial research has been conducted on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation.
Big Plans for a Heart-Healthy Valley
With the addition last year of a second full-time Rio Grande Valley pediatric cardiologist, the Driscoll Health System – Pediatric Cardiology clinic, located at Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza-McAllen, has big plans to help improve the quality of life for the children and parents of the Rio Grande Valley.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, 80-90% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are middle-aged women, although it can affect both sexes and people of all ages.
Other Suggested Tips
Wear sun-protective clothing, along with hats, pants, and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Avoid tanning beds because they are directly linked to skin cancer.
Stay in the shade as frequently as possible. The sun’s rays are very strong between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Apply 15 minutes before going outside. This gives the sunscreen enough time to absorb into your skin.
Always use enough sunscreen. Apply liberally to make sure your skin is protected.
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours. If you are in the water or sweating, opt to apply it even more frequently. Dealing with a Sunburn: Sometimes sunburn happens, even if precautions are taken. Sunburn is a painful reminder of the importance of sunscreen. Here are some ways to treat sunburn.
Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water. This helps your skin rejuvenate and heal.
Take a pain reliever with an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen. This will help reduce the swelling associated with a sunburn.
Watch for blistering, which may require medical treatment.