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Lung cancer screening can pave the way for COVID-19 recovery

Dr. David Yankelevitz is a Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. COVID-19, a disease which primarily affects the respiratory system, has caused a pandemic. While some people experience only mild symptoms (or no symptoms at all), for others, infection is devastating and leads to serious illness or death. When we look […]

Protecting your skin during a pandemic

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the Unites States. One in every five people will develop a form of skin cancer by the age of 70, but this statistic could drastically be reduced, since skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. While people continue to self-quarantine and self-isolate during the COVID-19 […]

The Weekly: Vaccines, coronavirus and more

Feature story Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines MONDAY, April 21 (The New York Times)—While the new coronavirus, against which there is currently no vaccine, causes global economic chaos, illness and death, there are other serious infections that are too often ignored or dismissed. Experts say that, before the disruptions caused by Covid-19, […]

UV light should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., we know people are searching for answers on how to prevent or treat the virus—especially cancer patients, who are at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Despite recent speculation, there is no evidence that UV radiation has any impact on the virus. The Prevent Cancer […]

The self-check every man should be doing at home

We tend to think we are invincible. As recent college grads, new homeowners, newlyweds or new parents, we can get caught up in all the ‘newness’ and forget to prioritize our health. No matter how invincible we might think we are, eventually the time comes to start checking yourself for cancer. Testicular cancer is most […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 Survey reveals the impact of coronavirus on cancer patients and survivors A survey was recently conducted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to understand the concerns of cancer patients who may be experiencing delays in care due to the coronavirus. Conducted over a two-week period, the survey captured the responses […]

The Weekly: Life under COVID-19, postponed treatments and more

Feature story How Cancer Prepared Me for Life Under Coronavirus TUESDAY, April 21 (The New York Times)—A deep breath is in order. A huge, collective inhale. If you have ever had one of those diagnoses that make you sit upright and reappraise everything, you will know what I mean. You will be attuned to this coronavirus moment. I […]

Kid-friendly healthy recipe: ultra-crispy baked chicken nuggets

With so many families staying home right now, prioritizing healthy eating can seem more challenging than ever. Fast and easy doesn’t always translate to healthy. Added with the extra challenge of pleasing young palates, the urge to give in to pizza or takeout is hard to resist. When I came across a recipe that promised […]

The Weekly: Men’s health, supporting cancer patients during COVID-19 and more

Feature story What sons need from dads: A real talk about health SUNDAY, April 12 (SF Gate)—Households where fathers don’t discuss health matters with their sons are more common than you think, says Ryan Berglund, a urologist in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. When he asks men for their health history, he […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020 Congress considering 4th coronavirus relief package After passing the CARES Act, the $2 trillion dollar stimulus package to support Americans impacted by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress is looking at an additional bill to further expand financial support for small businesses offered in the act.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said […]