NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Busy lives and hectic work schedules tend to leave little time to prioritize health care. Many people are willing to eat their greens and nurture their cold symptoms, but scheduling routine appointments with a physician often becomes too much of a burden. Visiting a doctor regularly is an important aspect…...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Ella’s Story

For all of the celebrations that come with parenthood, there are also many unique challenges. Though these challenges differ from one family to another, all parents share the ultimate goal of keeping their children healthy and happy. September, nationally recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, shines a spotlight on one…...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Cancer During Pregnancy

Cancer is an inherently confusing disease. Such a diagnosis can overwhelm an individual with a myriad of questions. Sometimes these questions pour out, one after another. Other times, the stream of questions is too overwhelming to articulate the hundreds of questions clouding the mind. Approximately 3500 women diagnosed with cancer…...

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Play4TheCure: Team Invictus

This year's Marine Corps Marathon means a little more for Team Invictus captain Dwayne Osgood. He and his friends will run in support of NFCR's GBM AGILE....

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Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: What’s the Difference?

When discussing the complex disease known as cancer, it is surprisingly easy to follow along as to its primarily affected location. Most cancers are referred to by where the tumor is initially situated. Breast cancer, liver cancer and testicular cancer are just a few of the straightforward examples. There are,…...

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Does Green Tea Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

Green tea has long been linked with positive health outcomes. It is full of antioxidants that have been associated with the prevention of many ailments, including cancer. Despite these associations, there have been no evidence-based suggestions on the quantity of green tea needed to prevent cancer. There are also no…...

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Blindsided by Thyroid Cancer: Brittany’s Story

Next month, we acknowledge Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month through September. Thyroid cancer is one of the most curable cancers. It has a 95% five-year survival rate and can typically be removed with surgery. Though many individuals diagnosed with thyroid cancer may feel optimistic about their treatment, there are still countless…...

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Talented Teens: How Tina Zhang and her teammates use art to change the world

As the long days of summer begin cooling down, it won’t be long until high school halls are filled with eager minds ready to begin a new school year. Many seniors returning for their final year have a lot on their plate. Whether they’re determined to graduate at the top…...

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Albert Szent-Györgyi’s discovery of vitamin C

In a world of ever-changing fad diets, it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly constitutes as proper nutrition. Luckily, there are some basic nutrition tips that everyone can agree on. It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are the key to a well-balanced diet, regardless of the current fad.…...

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A Living Legacy: The Willard Marmelzat Foundation

Growing up, Jonathan Marmelzat and his siblings always admired their parents’ commitment to supporting medical research, education, music and social justice causes. In their passing, the Marmelzat family continues to honor their parents’ philanthropic passions through the Willard Marmelzat Foundation. “Since our parents have passed, my sisters and I have…...

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