TrueBeam Radiation Therapy System Blends Precise Cancer Treatment with Patient Comfort

TrueBeam machineMost likely, you know someone who has gone through cancer treatment. And oftentimes, treatment includes radiation oncology (aka radiation therapy). This uses beams of high-energy X-rays or radiation implants to eliminate tumors. Thankfully, advances in radiation therapy make the lifesaving treatment quicker, safer, more comfortable and more precise.

If you live in Central Massachusetts, you’re lucky to have these advances right in your own backyard.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

arthritis monthIf you have psoriasis then you’re familiar with dry, flaky skin, but what if you also notice joint pain and swelling? People who have psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Sometimes the joint pain can begin before any skin lesions appear, making it more difficult to diagnose.

Hiking Safety 101

hiking view from Jewel PathGuest Blogger: Mandi Strzelewicz, Producer of Life Above Clouds, Intern, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Who doesn’t like to take a leisurely stroll outdoors? Want to take it up a notch? Try hiking. Hiking is an activity for all ages and fitness levels, whether you’re taking a walk through a local park or climbing summits across New England. You can get great exercise while soaking in the amazing views of nature – all at a pace that is comfortable to you.

Slow Cooker Onion Soup

french onion soupTop the soup with a toasted piece of your favorite bread. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest. Congratulations to Renée Loiselle, Respiratory Services, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, MA