2013 Year Treasury Report

Mar 3, 2014 | by: Jay Rhody | Category: General

As treasurer of the MSBMB I feel that we should keep a certain amount of transparency in what we do as a non-profit organization. As mentioned at the 2013 annual conference I have posted below the links to the income statement for the 2013 calendar year as of December 31st.

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Unfortunately, Cancer doesn't end when treatment does: Dealing with family, friends and fears of recurrence

Oct 18, 2013 | by: Morry Edwards, Ph.D. | Category: General

Just Ours is a Breast Cancer Support Group that has been quite active since its inception over 17 years ago. Last month, two of the most common interwoven themes recurred: other people’s responses when treatment ends and fear of recurrence. A lively discussion ensued that generated several ways to cope.

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Blues highlight medical, benefit policy changes

Oct 8, 2013 | by: admin | Category: Neurofeedback

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Neurofeedback training as an alternative therapy for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been established. It may be a useful treatment option when indicated for children through 18 years of age, effective May 1, 2013.

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What are you doing to beat the odds?

May 2, 2012 | by: Dr. Morry Edwards, Ph.D. | Category: General

In the 35 years I have been involved in cancer care, I have seen many people make liars out of statistics – outliving their prognoses or going into complete remission. I always wonder what factors enabled that person to be an “outlier” and successfully “beat the odds”?  Shouldn’t we study them more closely? Indeed, Caryle Hirshberg and her co-author Marc Ian Barasch (a cancer survivor) in Remarkable Recovery: What Extraordinary Healings Tell Us about Getting Well and Staying Well have called for the creation of a Remarkable Recovery Registry based on the National Tumor Registry to examine these cases more closely to determine independent factors that contribute to healing.

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Creating Your Own Healing Path

May 2, 2012 | by: Dr. Morry Edwards, Ph.D. | Category: General

There are hardly three more devastating words to hear than, “You have cancer.” This traumatic diagnosis can disrupt every aspect of a person’s life. Even with a good prognosis, there is no such thing as “Cancer Lite” - Emotionally. Like many things in life, we wish we had an “Easy Button” or a simple Owner’s Manual. Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t come with an instruction book or much of a map. Each of us has to hack our own healing path through the jungle. You are not a professional cancer patient. Cancer is not your life, but it is part of your life. It is hard, but you can moderate the extent cancer controls your life.

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Inner Peace During the War on Cancer or Ten Habits of Highly Effective Cancer Patients (with apologies to Stephen Covey)

May 2, 2012 | by: Dr. Morry Edwards, Ph.D. | Category: General
We have often used military metaphors such as fight or battle to describe an individual’s struggle against cancer. It is ironic that one of the first figures to go public with his battle was General Hiram Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), our 18th President. In 1971 our 37th President, Richard Milhous Nixon, declared War on Cancer, which we are slowly winning with 10.5 million survivors such as yourselves to prove the point! More

Almost Instant Stress Management for Almost Any Cancer Patient (or Almost Anyone for that Matter)

Jan 3, 2012 | by: Morry Edwards, Ph.D | Category: Stress Management

In all the years I have been teaching stress management, I can honestly say people always want it yesterday. As a cartoon by Berry states “Instant Gratification is Not Fast Enough!” Whether it is something as traumatic and disruptive as cancer or a build-up of those annoying daily hassles, skills for managing stress may moderate its impact on our physical and psychological health.

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Taming the "What-if" Monster

Jan 3, 2012 | by: Morry Edwards, Ph.D | Category: General

Before cancer, life was filled with enough uncertainty. "What if I don’t do well in school or lose my job?" "What if I can’t pay my bills?" "What if people don’t like me?" What if a comet should hit the earth?" After a diagnosis of a chronic illness, the "What-If" Monster grows ever bigger. "What if I lose my hair?" "What if I can’t continue working?" What if treatment doesn’t help?" The only guarantee we have is that life is uncertain. As a series of humorously telling commercials show "comes at you fast". Another commercial for an insurance company exhorts you to let them help take the "if" out of Life – as if it were that easy.

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Some Important Elements of a Wellness Doctrine

Jan 3, 2012 | by: Morry Edwards, Ph.D | Category: General

Healing and health promotion of the whole person is vitally necessary despite the course a physical disease may take. Wellness means striving for the best health you can achieve. Some important beliefs that enhance wellness during a cancer diagnosis are listed below.

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Train The Brain: Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD from NPR

Dec 5, 2011 | by: admin | Category: Neurofeedback
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Henry Ford Health Systems using Biofeedback

Dec 5, 2011 | by: admin | Category: Biofeedback
Great little video on the use of biofeedback by Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. More

How meditating may help your brain

Dec 5, 2011 | by: Elizabeth Landau (CNN) | Category: Relaxation

When you’re under pressure from work and family and the emails don’t stop coming, it’s hard to stop your mind from jumping all over the place.But scientists are finding that it may be worth it to train your brain to focus on something as simple as your breath, which is part of mindfulness meditation.

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