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Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Resource Section of the Greenwich Hospital Medical Library: Information Tables

Community Health Resource Section servicing Greenwich Hospital patients, their families/caregivers, and the community at large.

Snack Bars: What's In Them For You?

FDA's new nutrition facts label

This information was created in partnership with our oncology outpatient dietitian.

Stay Hydrated: Food and Beverage Choices

For an overview on how to stay hydrated all summer long, visit one of our recommended blogs, Cook for Your Life.

Tips for Drinking


If you don't like plain water, follow these recipe guidelines:
 

Create Your Own Healthy Drinks from AICR

 

For more drink ideas, visit:

Tips for Eating

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) explains how to eat your way to hydration.

Here are the most hydrating choices:

Water Content in Fruits and Vegetables

This information was created in partnership with our oncology outpatient dietitian.

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month!

Follow these links for more info about its many health benefits.

Mediterranean Diet

About the Mediterranean Diet
Common Foods and Flavors
Mediterranean Diet Recipes
How Well Do You Know Mediterranean Foods?
How Mediterranean Is Your Diet?
Mediterranean Diet Month Challenge
Oldways

10-Minute Snacks from the Mediterranean Diet
EatingWell

Mediterranean Diet: A heart-healthy eating plan
Mayo Clinic

Make It Mediterranean
(Tips for parents, but applies to everyone!)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain
The New York Times

Read More About...

Fruits and Vegetables

All About Fruit
All About Vegetables
ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)

Fruits and Vegetables
American Heart Association

Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely
FDA

 

Whole Grains

What is a Whole Grain?
Oldways

All About Grains
Make Half Your Grains Whole
ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)

Whole Grains
American Heart Association

Whole Grains Council

 

Dairy

All About Dairy
ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)

 

Meats and Proteins

All About Proteins
ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)

Meat, Poultry and Fish
American Heart Association

 

Seafood

Meat, Poultry and Fish
American Heart Association

Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving It Safely
FDA

 

Healthy Fats

All About Oils
ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)

Fats and Oils
American Heart Association

Olive Oil 101
Oldways

12 Great Ways to Use...

Fruits and Vegetables

Grains

Dairy

Seafood

Nuts, Seeds & Legumes

Herbs & Spices

Advance Directives

In honor of National Preparedness Month, ask yourself these questions to get started on your advance directive:

Writing in a journal

* Visit the following cancer organizations' websites for in-depth descriptions of advance directives:

If you want even more information, check out our detailed guides:

Palliative Care and Hospice

National Cancer Institute


American Cancer Society

Greenwich Hospital Services

Cancer.Net

  • Palliative Care video (7 minutes)
  • Hospice Care
    • How much time do I have left?
    • Who qualifies?
    • How does it help?
    • What if I get better?
    • Is hospice equal to curative treatment?
    • Will I die sooner?
    • What control will I have?
    • Your hospice care team
    • Where do I get hospice care?
    • Choosing a place
    • Finding care
    • Questions to ask
    • Health insurance coverage
       

CancerCare

 

 
Visit our detailed guides to:

Download these brochures:

Helping hands

Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov
A database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.


National Cancer Institute


American Cancer Society

Cancer.Net

  • About clinical trials
  • Phases of clinical trials
  • Placebos in clinical trials
  • Finding a clinical trial
  • Patient safety
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Questions to ask
  • PRE-ACT
    Preparatory Education About Clinical Trials
  • TAPUR Study
    A clinical trial for adults with later-stage cancer, focused on whether specific targeted therapies can benefit more patients and lead to more personalized therapies.
     

Lab tech

OncoLink


Patient Advocate Foundation

  • Diagnosis day
  • Why me?
  • What is a clinical trial?
  • Screening for potential participation
  • How to talk to your physician and family
  • Insurance issues
  • Obstacles
  • Pediatric vs. adult participation
  • Underrepresented populations

Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep and Cancer

General Information About Sleep Disorders
National Cancer Institute

  • Sleep disorders
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
     

Sleep Problems
American Cancer Society

  • What patients can do
  • What caregivers can do
     

Sleeping Problems
Cancer.Net

  • Hypersomnia
  • Somnolence syndrome
  • Nightmares
     

Insomnia
Cancer.Net

  • Causes
  • Management
     

Coping with Sleeping Difficulties During and After Treatment
CancerCare

  • Coping
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Talking to your healthcare team
     

Sleep Problems (Insomnia) in the Cancer Patient
OncoLink

  • Treatment (medications)
  • Non-pharmacologic treatment
Healthy Sleep Tips

Tips to Relax Before Bedtime
CancerCare

  • Light
  • Meditation
  • Breathing
  • Calming your mind
     

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep (PDF)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • What is sleep?
  • How much sleep is enough?
  • Could you have a sleep disorder?
  • 13 tips for better sleep
     

5 Things to Know About Sleep Disorders and Complementary Health Approaches
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

  • Relaxation techniques and insomnia
  • Melatonin supplements
  • Mind-body approaches
  • Herbs and supplements
  • Talking to your healthcare provider
     

Relaxation Techniques and Mind/Body Practices
CancerCare

  • Breathing exercises
  • Meditation
  • Guided imagery
Sleep Disorders

Insomnia
American Academy of Family Physicians

Hypersomnia
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Sleep Apnea
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

A Good Night's Sleep (Sleep and Aging)
National Institute on Aging

 

Alarm Clock

Mental and Emotional Health

Stress

National Cancer Institute
Get answers to the following:

  • What is psychological stress?
  • How does the body respond during stress?
  • Can psychological stress cause cancer?
  • How does psychological stress affect people who have cancer?
  • How can people who have cancer learn to cope with psychological stress?
  • What is cancer-related post-traumatic stress?

Cancer.Net
Learn about:

CancerCare
Here you can:

  • Listen to podcasts
  • Read fact sheets

Cancer Support Community
Here you can:

  • Watch videos
  • Learn active ways to manage and cope with stress
Depression

National Cancer Institute
Read about:

  • General information
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Suicide risk
  • Children
  • How to learn more

Cancer.Net
Learn:

  • Symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Screening
  • Treatment
Unwanted Feelings

Anxiety and Distress
Topics include:

  • Overview
  • Normal adjustment
  • Psychological and social distress
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety disorders

Anger
Topics include:

  • Coping
  • Healthy ways to express anger
  • Counseling

Guilt
Topics include:

  • Coping
  • Letting go of guilt

Fear
Topics include:

  • Common fears
  • Coping with fears
Coping Techniques

Running outside


Local Support

Jocelyn Walls, LCSW
Oncology Social Worker, Greenwich Hospital
203-863-3704
jocelyn.walls@greenwichhospital.org

Cancer Support Team
Purchase, NY
914-777-2777
cst@cancersupportteam.org

Gilda's Club Westchester
White Plains, NY
914-644-8844
info@gildasclubwestchester.org

Exercise Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Exercise Tips During Treatment

The Importance of Exercise
Exercise During Cancer Treatment: An Expert Q&A
Cancer.Net

Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient
American Cancer Society

Strength Exercises: Minimize the effects of cancer treatments on your muscles
OncoLink

Staying Physically Active During and After Cancer Treatment (PDF)
CancerCare

Exercise During Cancer TreatmentKettlebells
American College of Sports Medicine

Exercising During Cancer Treatment
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Tips for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise During and After Treatment
BreastCancer.org

Exercise Program After Breast Cancer Treatment
Cancer + Careers

 

Exercise Tips Post-Treatment

Physical Activity Tips for Survivors
4 Components of an Effective Exercise Program for Survivors
8 Steps to Starting Exercise After Cancer Treatment
15 Tips for Safe Stretching and Strength Training After Treatment
Balance Exercises After Cancer Treatment
Cancer.Net

Physical Activity and Cancer
National Cancer Institute

Local Support

Find a certified trainer
 » In the Certification/Registry Level dropdown, select "ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer"

Soul Ryeders: SOUL STRONG
Rye, NY

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
     Rye, NY
     New Canaan, CT
     Wilton, CT

Cancer Wellness @ Club Fit
      Briarcliff, NY
      Jefferson Valley, NY
           Yoga—A Path Toward Wellness

Dew Yoga
Stamford, CT

Farmers Markets

►Shopping Tips


Selecting and Storing Food


Food Safety

Shopping and Local Produce

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Connecticut

New York

Recipes

Fruit-Infused Water Flavors

Find a Market Near You

National Databases

Connecticut

New York

Please note: The information found on these websites is for educational purposes only. Always speak to your doctor for personalized medical advice.

Summer Food Safety

Food Safety for People with Cancer
Download: PDF
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Home Food Safety
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Download this free app: Is It Safe?
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 

Grilling Meats


Cooking and Eating Outdoors

Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely
Download: PDF
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Dining
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Keep Your Picnic Safe
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Packing the Perfect Cooler
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Handling Food Safely on the Road
Download: PDF
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Food Safety While Hiking, Camping and Boating
Download: PDF
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Grilling Guides

How to Grill for Lower Cancer Risk in 3 Steps
American Institute for Cancer Research

Marinades Make Grilling Healthier
American Institute for Cancer Research

How to Marinate Safely
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Grilling
Download: PDF
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Healthy Grilling
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Is It Done Yet?
Download: PDF
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 

Fridge and Freezer

Keep it Cool: Refrigerator/Freezer Storage Chart
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Freezer Labels
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

How Do I Store?
National Center for Home Food Preservation


Fresh Produce

Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely
Download: PDF
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

 


Clean Kitchen

Cutting Board Safety
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Safe Care and Washing of Cutting Boards
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dos and Don'ts of Kitchen Sponge Safety
Download: PDF
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Surfaces and Sponges
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Please note: The information found on these websites is for educational purposes only. Always speak to your doctor for personalized medical advice.

Disclaimer

**Please note: Information found on these websites is for educational purposes only. Always ask your doctor for any medical advice.**

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