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As a response to the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, the Joint Commission announced new regulations that address pain management will go into effect on January 1, 2018 for accredited hospitals.   First, hospitals will be required to facilitate practitioner and...
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Putting patients on the path to cancer survivorship is about more than eliminating a tumor. A well-defined survivorship program follows the patient's journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. It involves more than medical professionals, patient support...
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Each October, there is no shortage of exposure about the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness. The initiative builds each year gaining more and more exposure.   When it comes to breast cancer, PINK is no longer just a color but a statement that signifies strength, hope...
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While fighting for their lives, many women in active treatment for breast cancer lose their livelihoods - experiencing a loss of income that often leads to catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild their financial health according to Molly MacDonald, founder...
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The first day of Fall is tagged as Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council of Aging.   Almost every long-term care resident is at the risk of falling. The risk factor of the individual may include their physical limitations, polypharmacy, mental health,...
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  One of the most frequently asked questions of our Radiation Oncology team is what are others doing when it comes to permanent vs temporary marks in treatment set-ups. The answer is "It depends." Both methods have their pros and cons and in the end it may come down to...
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At Beekley, it’s not uncommon for us to come across inspiring stories about patients and physicians fighting cancer. Sometimes they’re so inspiring that we have to share them. Meet Dr. Krystyna Kiel, a radiation oncologist who retired from Rush University Medical Center...
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One of the most common nightmares people have is falling. According to dreamdictionary.com, this dream of falling usually translates into the fact we are losing control over a situation. As people age, the nightmare of falling becomes a reality  Sometimes the fear of...
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Transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) is integral in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.  TTNB is usually performed under CT image guidance by a radiologist as it is less invasive than most surgical alternatives. While TTNB plays a crucial role in diagnosis of lung...