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10 Things that Can Make a Big Difference in Your Relationship
10 Things that can make a big difference in your relationship

A strong, supportive relationship is built on a couple’s words and actions. With work, children and other responsibilities, sometimes it is easy to take your spouse or partner for granted or forget to...

10 ways to become more resilient

How good are you at coping with adversity? Somehow, life always finds a way to present you with challenges that you didn’t see coming.

Activities for helping children deal with divorce

Going through the process of divorce is a challenging life transition for both parents and children. During their parents’ divorce, children often feel a wide variety of conflicting emotions.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

AML is also called acute myelogenous leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from AML in the United States in 2022:[ 1] New cases: 20,050. De...

ADHD in Children

When a child has trouble finishing something, gets distracted from a task, can’t sit still or acts without thinking, parents and teachers often correctly perceive it as part of being a kid.

Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information...

Studies examining the prevalence of mental disorders in cancer patients [ 1, 2] show that most cancer patients do not meet the diagnostic criteria for any specific mental disorder; however, many do ex...

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NC...

ALL (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia) is an aggressive type of leukemia characterized by the presence of too many lymphoblasts or lymphocytes in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. It can spr...

Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [N...

Incidence and Mortality Brain tumors account for 85% to 90% of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors.[ 1] Estimated new cases and deaths from brain tumors and other nervous system tumors in ...

Anal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from anal, anal canal, and anorectal cancer in the United States in 2022:[ 1] New cases: 9,440. Deaths: 1,670. Prognosis and Survival The two maj...

Anxiety: a common problem of our time

Anxiety is a powerful feeling of fear or dread. People who suffer anxiety often feel like they have lost control over their lives.

Best practices for patient-provider communications

As a caregiver it’s important to understand your loved one’s condition and know their benefits and coverage options. This is easier said than done.

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information ...

Cancer of the bile duct (also called cholangiocarcinoma) is extremely rare. The true incidence of bile duct cancer is unknown, however, because establishing an accurate diagnosis is difficult. Traditi...

Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [...

Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Bladder Cancer Treatment and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Benefits There is inadequate evidence to determine wheth...

Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [N...

This executive summary reviews the topics covered in this PDQ summary on cancer genetics risk assessment and genetic counseling, with hyperlinks to detailed sections below that describe the evidence o...

Cancer Pain (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]

Cancer, cancer treatment, or diagnostic tests may cause you pain. Pain is one of the most common symptoms in cancer patients. Pain can be caused by cancer, cancer treatment, or a combination of factor...

Caring for the caregiver

Caring for a loved one is one of life’s highest honors. According to a study at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, most caregivers say they developed a better relationship with the person they...

Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Pro...

Dramatic improvements in survival have been achieved for children and adolescents with cancer.[ 1] Between 1975 and 2010, childhood cancer mortality decreased by more than 50%. For acute myeloid leuke...

Childhood Ependymoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Primary brain tumors, including ependymomas, are a diverse group of diseases that together constitute the most common solid tumor of childhood. Immunohistochemical analysis, cytogenetic and molecular ...

Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Informatio...

GCTs arise from primordial germ cells, which migrate during embryogenesis from the yolk sac through the mesentery to the gonads (refer to Figure 1).[ 1, 2] Childhood extracranial GCTs can generally be...

Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]

Childhood extracranial germ cell tumors form from germ cells in parts of the body other than the brain. A germ cell is a type of cell that forms as a fetus (unborn baby) develops. These cells later be...

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Liver cancer is a rare malignancy in children and adolescents and is divided into the following two major histological subgroups: Hepatoblastoma. Well-differentiated fetal (pure fetal) histology. Mixe...

Children and grief from a developmental perspective
Children and grief from a developmental perspective

In the past, children were thought to be miniature adults and were expected to behave as adults. It is now understood that there are differences in the ways in which children and adults mourn.

Children with special needs

It's likely your search for quality child care may be challenging under the best of circumstances, but if you have children with special needs, the difficulty increases substantially.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from CLL in the United States in 2022:[ 1] New cases: 20,160. Deaths: 4,410. Anatomy CLL is a disorder of morphologically mature but immunologica...

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from CML in the United States in 2022:[ 1] New cases: 8,860. Deaths: 1,220. CML is one of a group of diseases called the myeloproliferative disor...

Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information...

Note: The Overview section summarizes the published evidence on this topic. The rest of the summary describes the evidence in more detail. A separate PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for Cancer Scree...

Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the num...

Dealing with the death of a co-worker

The death of a co-worker can be devastating, especially if it is unexpected. Emotions can range from denial and shock to disbelief and fear. Read these helpful tips to cope during this difficult time.

Death of a parent

When a child's parent has died, it feels like the worst possible thing that could happen has happened. Shock, disbelief, anger, sadness and guilt are just a few of the things she may be feeling, and w...

Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating

An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.

Endometrial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Cancer of the endometrium is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States and accounts for 7% of all cancers in women. The majority of cases are diagnosed at an early stage and are amen...

Esophageal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Esophageal Cancer Screening, Esophageal Cancer Treatment (Adult), and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Who Is at Risk?...

Esophageal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the num...

Esophageal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Esophageal Cancer Prevention, Esophageal Cancer Treatment (Adult), and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Benefits Based...

Ethics at Work

Ethical choices can arise in any situation, at home or on the job. At work, ethical behavior isn't just a good idea. It's also good business, and often it's even the law.

Ewing Sarcoma and Undifferentiated Small Round Cell Sarcomas of Bone and Soft Tissue Treatment (PDQ®...

Dramatic improvements in survival have been achieved for children and adolescents with cancer.[ 1] Between 1975 and 2010, childhood cancer mortality decreased by more than 50%.[ 1] For Ewing sarcoma, ...

Explaining divorce to children

Children are aware of the emotional climate in their homes, sensing if there is sadness and discontent. Nothing is more distressing to youngsters than a change they do not understand.

Finding and choosing respite care services

Caring for someone you love can bring you closer, teach you to deal with difficult situations and even make you more confident about your abilities.

Five ways to be a better advocate for special needs child

If your child has a disability, then chances are your most heartfelt desire is to be the best advocate you can for that child.

Gain balance through mindfulness

The rigors of our many workday hours and daily commutes, plus responsibilities at home, can often feel overwhelming. Stress from multiple directions usually makes life seem unbalanced.

Gallbladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from gallbladder (and other biliary) cancer in the United States in 2022:[ 1] New cases: 12,130. Deaths: 4,400. Cancer that arises in the gallbla...

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment (Adult) (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Informat...

Epidemiology The age-adjusted incidence of carcinoid tumors worldwide is approximately 2 per 100,000 persons.[ 1, 2] The average age at diagnosis is 61.4 years.[ 3] Carcinoid tumors represent about 0....

Gastrointestinal Complications (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is part of the digestive system, which processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) in foods that are eaten and helps pass waste m...

Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI]

This executive summary reviews the topics covered in this PDQ summary on the genetics of breast and gynecologic cancers, with hyperlinks to detailed sections below that describe the evidence on each t...

Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI]

This executive summary reviews the topics covered in the PDQ summary on the genetics of colorectal cancer (CRC), with hyperlinks to detailed sections below that describe the evidence on each topic. In...

Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Informati...

This executive summary reviews the topics covered in this PDQ summary on the genetics of endocrine and neuroendocrine neoplasias, with hyperlinks to detailed sections below that describe the evidence ...

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI...

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a broad term encompassing both benign and malignant growths arising from products of conception in the uterus.[ 1] Incidence and Mortality The reported incid...

Handling Your Job Loss

While some people may see a job loss as a challenge which opens up new opportunities, most associate job loss with strong negative emotions.

Healing after suicide

Many people who die by suicide leave loved ones behind who suffer from a range of painful emotions.

Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

No relationship is perfect, but a healthy relationship should bring more happiness than stress into your life. Based on mutual trust, respect, and honesty, a healthy relationship can boost mental and ...