This week: exercise during cancer treatment, epilepsy and public health

May 20, 2015

Cancer and its treatments can leave patients feeling nauseated, tired and deconditioned. But research shows that exercise during treatment can help them feel better and even function better.

“The goal of physical therapy is to assist the patient with cancer maintain their quality of life by managing the physical effects of the disease and/or its treatment,” said Cassi Terpening, who has a doctorate in physical therapy. She explains the most appropriate types of exercises on this week’s show.

Also on the show: seizure disorders and epilepsy, a story about commitment to public health, and psychologist Rich O’Neill provides a “Check Up From the Neck Up” essay.