Fear of Recurrence ‘Almost Universal’ among Cancer Survivors
For individuals who have survived cancer and endured its treatment, the threat of recurrence may never entirely fade away. For some survivors, living with this uncertainty can become a source of unbearable, paralyzing fear.Source: HemOnc Today
Implementation Science Hub Led by Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Renewed and New Ending the HIV Epidemic Community Project Launched
Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and her team have recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative award to continue their Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic (R3EDI) Implementation Science (IS) Hub for another two years. In addition to the R3EDI renewal, they have also been awarded support for a new EHE project, led by CMIPS associate faculty member Debbie Humphries, PhD, and Dr. Spiegelman, entitled “St. Louis Enhancing Engagement and Retention in HIV/AIDS Care” (STEER), which focuses on identifying the barriers and facilitators of engagement along the HIV care continuum. These projects exemplify CMIPS’ engagement in the national effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic through innovative methods, promoting ethical practices, and building the capacity of a new generation of IS researchers.
Mindfulness in Oncology Requires Continual Practice of Being Present in the Moment
Data suggest that practicing mindfulness — the quality or state of being conscious or aware — may decrease levels of burnout, enhance satisfaction with life and lead to better patient care among oncologists.Source: Healio
Yale Study: High Schoolers Who Vape Prefer Flavors That Produce Cooling Sensation
More than half of Connecticut high schoolers who currently vape chose flavors that produce a cooling sensation in the mouth and throat. These flavors may be associated with using nicotine and vaping more frequently, according to a new study by Yale researchers.
Are nonprofit hospitals holding up their end of the tax-free bargain?
Tax exemptions are estimated to save nonprofit hospitals over $24 billion annually. In return, the hospitals are expected to invest these would-be tax dollars into caring for underserved patients (“charity care”) and improving the health of their communities.Source: The Hill