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Diagnostic imaging—what you should know: Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer Podcast

Excerpts from our Living Well with Cancer podcast interview with Karen Scott, executive director of Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging.  Listen to the entire interview here. Once you’ve had an image taken or a diagnostic test, who reads those images? All imaging studies are ready by board-certified imaging specialists, which is very[…]

Choosing Cleats for the Young Athlete

Choosing Cleats for the Young Athlete

As the summer comes to an end, parents and children are beginning to gear up for the coming school year, and that means gearing up for fall sports. For parents of children who play field sports, such as football or soccer, the question of what kind of cleats to buy[…]

  1. Alan Pastrana: Excellent article..I would respectfully just add that high-top shoes give added ankle support and are appropriate for many sports and…


Things to Know Before You Vape

In recent years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have increased substantially in popularity. They are commonly advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. Smoking e-cigarettes, an activity known as vaping, is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a method for smoking cessation. It is important to[…]


Beating Cancer Only to Find There’s Another Battle: Chemo Brain

It was finally time to celebrate. Earl Shellner had just received an honorary certificate for completing a long course of chemotherapy. This was the last big hurdle in his cancer treatment. Earl had already been through surgery and radiation to treat an aggressive form of rectal carcinoma. Now he was cancer[…]

  1. Lisa Beylo: Earl's symptoms sound just like mine. The only difference is that I have not gone through chemo but I have…

  2. Diane Caruso: I, too, have chemo brain. Something I was never told about so I found it terribly scary and embarrassing. I…

  3. Cathy Williams: Very interesting. My 1st thought was is this rehab available to concussion and MS patients? Would the rehab work for…

  4. Lillian Kraus: Great article. I have the same J and D or is it a B problem,etc. Another huge problem I have…

Rebecca Gondak speech language pathologist

Treating Chemo Brain: Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer Podcast

Excerpts from the Living Well with Cancer podcast interview with Rebecca Gondak, speech language pathologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Rebecca discusses therapy to treat cognitive impairment, chemo brain, that results from cancer treatment and AAMC’s Cancer Rehab Program. Listen to the entire interview here. What kind of symptoms would you notice in someone with chemo brain?[…]