Survivor support

Even though cancer treatment ends, the need for physical and emotional care continues. When Marty Hogan found out at age 34 that he had acute lymphocytic leukemia, a rapidly progressing blood cancer, the news devastated him and his pregnant wife, Whitney.

Counts can be scary

On Halloween, I enjoyed a treat: Wynton Marsalis and a big band playing arrangements of Sesame Street songs while The Muppets sang along.

Easy to get confused after four re-birthdays

It’s probably unusual for someone to wake up and wonder if it’s their birthday, but that’s what happened to me the other day.

Stem cell transplant: just the basics

A friend who has a friend facing a stem cell transplant thought, with good reason, that I could pass on some useful information.

Some people just don’t get it

A friend made a comment that shows some people have no idea. No idea what, you might wonder. No idea what blood cancer patients go through during and after stem cell transplant.

Is it safe to take my dog to the groomer?

When I mentioned to a friend that I was thinking of taking my Labrador Retriever to the groomer, she suggested I shouldn’t do it, out of concern that the COVID-19 virus could pass through her fur if the groomer was infected, or get on the leash, or pass from the groomer to me when I dropped the dog off.

Cancer and COVID

While individuals are at greater risk, treatment and screening must continue

Proprietary blends: supplements with hidden risks

Supplements that have a mixture of ingredients are called proprietary blends — which are not required to list all the ingredients or the amounts of what vitamins and supplements are in the mixture. Moriarty won’t buy proprietary blends.

Putting treatments into motion

Parkinson’s disease — a progressive movement disorder — has no cure, but better treatments are giving more hope

Coronavirus: coping with uncertainty

Questions prevail about risk, existing health conditions and daily routines