NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka

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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UV Safety Month: What role does vitamin D play?

With abundant beach days comes constant reminders to frequently reapply sunscreen to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But as July is amongst the most dangerous month for UV exposure, it has been named UV Safety Month to promote safe and healthy sun protection habits. UV radiation is a type of…...

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Are Firework Pollutants Harming your Health?

The entire country lights up the sky every year over the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate freedom and independence. Whether viewed over a lake or over a city skyline, watching the twinkling skies is a beloved tradition by young and old alike. In recent years, however, studies have been…...

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Circadian Rhythm, Sleep and a Link to Cancer

For many, working a night shift is a regular part of life. While most of the world operates on a 9-5 business model, a surprising number of businesses and services operate outside of “normal” hours. Hospitals need medical professionals, buildings need security and scores of drivers and workers need 24-hour…...

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A Rapidly Emerging Field of Cancer Treatment

The human body normally runs like a well-oiled machine. It is able to activate muscles and run repairs without a conscious thought. One of the truly fascinating components of the human body is the immune system. The immune system is able to identify potentially harmful foreign matter and destroy it.…...

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National Men’s Health Week

Men often talk about news, politics and sports with their friends. That’s great, but this week men across the country are encouraged to talk about something else: their health. Starting today and extending through to Father’s Day, the nation is turning blue for Men’s Health Week. Men’s Health Week aims…...

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Survivor’s Guilt: The Ongoing Battle

Cancer drugs effective at prolonging life and its quality, cures for some forms of the disease that had previously been bearers of certain death and preventive vaccines that all but eliminate risks of other forms—these have been the fruits of decades of ever-advancing cancer research. Survivorship has increased, and for…...

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Heart Health and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a massive burden across almost every aspect of someone’s life, and recent studies have highlighted one statistic which should not be taken lightly: Individuals battling the disease have an increased likelihood of heart problems. In fact, heart problems are ranked as one of the most common…...

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Women’s Health Week Challenge

While mothers across the country yesterday were rightfully loved, honored and spoiled, the day also marked another special celebration: the kickoff of Women’s Health Week, which is being recognized through May 18th. This week is an opportunity to encourage women from coast to coast to celebrate their health and to…...

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact, when asked how to most effectively prevent cancer, a large…...

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