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Quality of health, quality of life

There is so much more to treating a patient than simply managing the primary effects of an illness. Many diseases and conditions have associated symptoms which can diminish a person’s quality of life, such as chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, or depression. Sometimes these symptoms are treatment-related, such as the pain, nausea, or cognitive impairment that can occur in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

From biology to behavior, medicine to mindfulness, Regenstrief looks at ways to reduce and manage adverse symptoms and improve the lives of those with long or short-term illnesses.