The freezer aisle is full of healthy alternatives when fresh is not an option. Frozen produce can provide the variety and nutrition needs for a healthy diet all year long. Some examples are frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Berries are full of anti-inflammatory properties to help fight chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Add these frozen berries to a protein smoothie or as a nice frozen treat throughout the day for added nutrition.
Joel I. Sorosky, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
Location and Office HoursHartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06102
What can I find in my supermarket’s freezer aisle to help fight cancer?
Kalli Castille, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
How can therapy help a couple during cancer treatment?
Good In Bed answeredThere's still a bit of a stigma surrounding the mental health industry. People are reluctant to admit that they could benefit from therapy, because they feel it indicates that they are in some way deficient. This couldn't be further from the truth. The truth of the matter is that most of us could benefit from some form of therapy, mostly because an objective listener can give us added insight into both the small and large things we struggle with on a daily basis. We haven't failed just because we'd like some outside help, or an empathetic ear.
Consequently, no matter how serious your cancer diagnosis is, or how well you think you're handling it, a therapist can help. Individual therapy alone could improve your mental state, and help you work through the complex and conflicting feelings you may be experiencing as a result of your health issues. But you should also keep an open mind in regards to both couple therapy and sex therapy.
Couples therapy can facilitate the communication of things that, for some reason, you've been struggling to share with your partner. It can help you learn things about what your partner has been feeling that you were previously unaware of. As strong as the two of you are, it can help to make your relationship even stronger.
And if you've been struggling with intimacy in particular, you should consider a sex counselor… someone who can pinpoint the things that have been holding you back in bed, and who can give you homework and pointers that will enable you to regain the sizzle in your sex life.
What happens after a prostate seed implantation?
Aurora Health Care answeredAfter a prostate seed implantation (a procedure in which small radioactive "seeds" are implanted into your prostate gland):
- If you were given a prescription for an antibiotic, take it exactly as told until it is done. Call your urologist if you have a temperature over 101 degrees F.
- You may have mild discomfort for one to three days after your implants from positioning during your procedure. You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) following the package label instructions. If your pain is not controlled by acetaminophen, then use the prescription pain medication.
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- Do not take any over-the-counter cold medication without talking with your urologist. These medications can make urination after an implant very difficult.