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Lessons from COVID-19 to Improve our Health and Life with Myeloma

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 28, 2020

The past few months we have traversed foreign territory.  Will we emerge from the pandemic as a better person?  As we recognize and apply the lessons ... Read More

Chemo Brain for the Multiple Myeloma Patient

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 26, 2020

An interesting article, titled “Chemo Brain’ : an imprecise term for a complex phenomenon” was just published on-line. The article gets right ... Read More

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Breathing Your Way to Better Health

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 22, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out. Doesn't sound that hard, does it? It's so easy, you can do it in your sleep! But experts say that there's a right and ... Read More

My Myeloma Journey: From Despair to Active Acceptance

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 20, 2020

By Lois Rudnick For 9 years my MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance)  was monitored annually. I had not a care in the world bec... Read More

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Mental Health & Myeloma: Let's Talk About It

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 18, 2020

May is mental health awareness month.  Mental health is often not discussed openly due to negative stereotypes.   Some struggle with mental healt... Read More

Karyopharm Donates Free Masks for Multiple Myeloma and Other Patients

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 14, 2020

Karyopharm, maker of selinexor (XPOVIO) used in myeloma treatment has donated 60,000 medical masks in partnership with the Myeloma Crowd, Family Reach and the L... Read More

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Improved Understanding of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 14, 2020

Graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a condition that might occur after an allogeneic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT). In GvHD, the donated stem cells view the r... Read More

The COVID-19 Virus Can Be Transmitted Through Speech in Indoor Spaces

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 14, 2020

The University of Pennyslvania completed a study showing that air droplets produced by a person with COVID-19 speaking indoors can live between 8-14 minutes in ... Read More

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Vitamin D Levels Play a Role in COVID-19 Mortality Rates

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 11, 2020

Myeloma Crowd published a post a few days ago about the impact and importance of adequate Vitamin D levels on the survival statistics of myeloma patie... Read More

Support for Myeloma Patients During COVID-19

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 10, 2020

Free Masks for Myeloma Patients   The Myeloma Crowd is providing support, news and information for myeloma patients during the COVID-19 situation. Ma... Read More

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Overall Survival of Multiple Myeloma Patients

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 08, 2020

There have been prior reports of a prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in multiple myeloma patients, but those studies tended to be based on fairly small pa... Read More

Simple COVID-19 Strategies: Wear a Mask

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - May 08, 2020

By Mark Dougherty, MD, Lexington Infectious Disease Consultants Hello. I am an Infectious Disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Baptist Healt... Read More

Who is Really at Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes? Common Risk Factors Mean it Could be You.

LIFE WITH MYELOMA - April 30, 2020

It's clear that stay at home orders have lowered the cases of severe outcomes for COVID-19 and helped hospitals manage cases, but we may have simply delayed... Read More

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