Katie Hay

Articles

Author Reflects on Benefits of Adult Coloring Books After a Cancer Diagnosis

September 06, 2016

Deborah Derman used her personal losses and professional experiences to create the new book Colors of Loss and Healing: An Adult Coloring Book for Getting Through Tough Times to help people move forward in their lives.

Hearing Loss Found in Testicular Cancer Survivors After Cisplatin Therapy

August 04, 2016

Research is pointing to a connection between cisplatin-based chemotherapy and hearing loss in testicular cancer survivors across a wide age range, and the findings may have implications for survivors of other tumors treated with cisplatin as well.

Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Men Having Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

August 02, 2016

The health benefits of yoga are many, but in the oncology setting, studies of the approach have focused primarily on women with breast cancer. However, a small, first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is exploring how yoga may also improve treatment-related symptoms in men who are undergoing radiotherapy for their prostate cancer. And the results, thus far, are promising.

Health Coaching Aims to Support Caregivers of Patients with Advanced Cancer

July 29, 2016

Caregivers of patients with advanced cancer often put their own needs aside to care for a loved one, but working to help improve this is Nick Dionne-Odom, a PhD, MSN, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

The Change Nurses Can Make to Ensure the Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

June 01, 2016

In working with patients who have cancer, oncology nurses are administering hazardous drugs every day. While some take precaution by using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), others take a much riskier approach that could be harmful to not only themselves, but also to the people around them.