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Healthy aging and cancer screening

Age is just a number. It does not define you or predict your destiny. In fact, even as a senior, your life can be better than ever before. You can exceed expectations! Just look at Sean Connery and Jane Fonda. In honor of National Senior Citizens Day, here are some healthy preventive measures you can talk […]

I didn’t know what my mom’s cancer meant for me

Thanksgiving Day is a time we all find ourselves gathered around the family table, sharing laughs, stories and sometimes—family health history. On Thanksgiving Day in 2000, my family health history changed in a way I will never forget. I remember where I was (sitting straight across from my mom, to the left of my brother […]

Gut Check: Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Report

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in adults under the age of 50. Our report, Gut Check: Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Your State, provides a snapshot of the current environment for colorectal cancer in the states and sheds some light on the factors and trends associated with the increasing cases among young adults. NOTE: Gut Check: […]

Summer camp crisis – active things to do with your kids if summer camp isn’t an option

Closures have had us all reeling lately. If they have put a wrench in your family’s summer plans, fear not. Here are some long-term activities you can start this summer to keep your kids healthy and entertained. Plant a garden Gardening is a great activity for all ages but can be especially rewarding for children. […]

The HPV vaccine: preventing cancer for over a decade

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. It’s so common that almost every sexually active person will get HPV in their lifetime if they haven’t been vaccinated against the virus. For years, the medical community has known that some strains of HPV can cause certain types of cancer, […]

Higher cancer risk in LGBT communities

So far, this summer hasn’t shaped up to be anything like what you probably had in mind. As we continue to stay “safer at home” in the face of the pandemic, many organizations and advocates are preparing to move Pride Month online. In observance of Pride Month, a time to collectively honor the struggles and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]