Expert Blog Posts

  1. February 26, 2014

    Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important.

    3 comments
  2. February 19, 2014

    The path to mindfulness and gratitude

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Researchers have studied the effects of mindfulness meditation and found that the practice can reduce stress and anxiety which has a positive effect on the mind and body.

    1 comment
  3. October 26, 2013

    Hope, resources and support for those living with cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. If you're living with cancer, use this connection outside the walls of Mayo Clinic to share your experiences. 27 comments
  4. October 24, 2013

    Diabetes after pancreatectomy

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. If you need your pancreas removed (pancreatectomy), you’ll immediately develop type 1 diabetes. Challenges include more variable blood sugar levels. 8 comments
  5. October 12, 2013

    Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. 7 comments
  6. June 8, 2013

    Quality of life issues key factor for cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Quality of life issues affect cancer patients during treatment and years later for many. 22 comments
  7. May 10, 2013

    Gratitude for a mother's care and love

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mothers can play a key role for those struggling with the emotions and stress of living with cancer. 2 comments
  8. April 13, 2013

    Explore the uplifting effects of aromatherapy

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Aromatherapy may help cancer survivors lower anxiety, relieve stress and improve mood. 4 comments
  9. March 16, 2013

    How new cancer drugs are developed

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Find out how new cancer drugs are studied, developed and approved by the FDA. 14 comments
  10. February 9, 2013

    Sleep essential for healthy living: Get your 7 hours a night

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. For cancer survivors, the benefits of sleep shouldn't be overlooked. Getting enough sleep can help your body respond better to treatment and may speed your recovery. 5 comments
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