NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka

Progress in Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly vicious disease. Because the pancreas is nestled deep within the internal organ cavity, identifying the tumor early is a rare occurrence. In fact, over half of the diagnoses occur after the disease has spread to distant parts of the body. As a result, there is…...

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout – Take Time for You

Taking on the role of a caregiver for a loved one seems like an easy choice. Most caregivers are willing to drop everything to make a loved one’s situation as bearable and uncomplicated as possible. From the outside, caregivers are seen helping with chores, providing company in cold waiting rooms,…...

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Halloween in the Hospital: 5 ways to harness Halloween fun

Having a child in the hospital is one of the most difficult challenges a parent may face. Knowing one’s child is unwell and experiencing fear and pain is crippling. On top of that, keeping them from experiencing the childhood parents have envisioned adds additional heartache. Whether the child is missing…...

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Play4TheCure: Upper Dublin Field Hockey Team

Like many Play4TheCure teams, the Upper Dublin field hockey team learns far more than athletic skills during their season....

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Cross Training: Unlock Your Athletic Potential

Everyone has a favorite type of exercise. Some people walk into their gym, do a few miles on the treadmill, and call it a day. Others may find themselves getting their 30 minutes a day by playing sports or from a mindful yoga practice. While there isn’t necessarily a wrong…...

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5 Ways You Can Show Support for Breast Cancer

With over 334,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States each year, it seems as if everyone knows someone affected by this disease. Throughout October, internationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month, millions of people get involved with bringing awareness to this disease. Getting involved may seem overwhelming…...

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10 Ways to Manage Stress to Reduce the Spread of Cancer

It might seem normal to constantly worry and feel stressed after receiving a cancer diagnosis. After all, it is a stressful time in life. However, research has shown that stress can negatively impact overall health issues. Stress can cause mental health and influence the uptake of unhealthy behaviors. Studies have…...

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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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