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Lingering Effects of COVID-19 on Travel and 5 Tips on How to Plan Ahead

It has been nearly two years since the first case of COVID-19, and the world is still dramatically affected. Many Americans are rejoicing over the fact that travel is back and (hopefully) here to stay. However, traveling in the post-COVID world looks significantly different from the days of pre-pandemic travel. Luckily it…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that missing just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease.  The Importance of Mammograms Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine…...

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Controlling the Uncontrollable: HER2 Breast Cancer

It’s that time of year when pink ribbons begin appearing everywhere – from shopfronts to social media. These ribbons are known to be Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons. It’s no coincidence that pink ribbons are the most easily recognized as breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In fact, one…...

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Ways to Give: The Benefits of Donating Stocks

Don’t panic – but the end of the year is quickly approaching. As the year creeps closer to a close, the number of tasks requiring planning increases. That’s why Financial Planning Month is recognized in October – to beat the mad rush of holidays and other commitments, encouraging people to…...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Cancer

If you’re a woman of childbearing age, chances are you know someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS affects one in ten women between 15 and 44 years of age and can increase their risk of developing cancer later in life. What is PCOS? PCOS is a common health problem caused…...

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Understanding the Link Between Sugar and Cancer

Is sugar inherently bad for you? What about natural sugars, like those found in fruits? Does sugar increase one’s risk of cancer? We’ve all heard it before – too much sugar is bad for you, even when it comes from natural sources. Too much sugar can negatively impact how you…...

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Endometrial Cancer vs. Uterine Sarcoma

September is Gynecologic Cancer Month – the forgotten cousin of cancer diagnoses. Gynecologic cancers include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. In recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is deep-diving into uterine cancer and sharing exciting research findings leading to better…...

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