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Merits of Meatless Meals

While words like kombucha, seitan, and matcha may sound like words from extinct languages, they are actually tasty food and drink items common in vegan or vegetarian diets. They are also great choices for anyone attempting to decrease their meat consumption and improve their breast health through a good diet. The Center for Disease Control [...]

Bikers Raise over $10,000 To Fight Breast Cancer

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education’s Fourth Annual Motorcycle Ride OCEANSIDE, NY—The Maurer Foundation hosted their fourth Annual Motorcycle Ride on Long Island on Saturday, August 12th. Sponsored by Herber Plumbing & Heating, bikers enjoyed 75 miles of scenic riding from Oceanside to Riverhead, despite the gloomy weather. This event was started by The [...]

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a blood cancer. The cancer linked to breast implants, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), is a rare form of lymphoma that is classified as a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), late-onset symptoms of ALCL, as it relates to breast implants, include breast pain, swelling due to [...]

Maurer Foundation Receives Generous We Care Grant

Thank you to the Nassau County Bar Association for providing The Maurer Foundation a WE CARE Fund grant of $5,000! We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Co-Chairs, Marc C. Gann and Sarika Kapoor, and the WE CARE Fund advisory committee! The WE CARE funding will assist us in presenting our breast health education program to more high school students [...]

Melanoma’s Link To Breast Cancer: What You Can Do

With the first days of summer upon us, now is the time people start thinking about beaches, barbecues, boating, working on tans and hopefully, sun protection. But what does sun exposure have to do with breast cancer? While tanning and sunburns don’t increase breast cancer risk, it does increase risk for melanoma, a type of [...]

The Maurer Foundation Extends its Reach Across the Country

California resident, Yim Ping Mo has become the most recent person to become certified as a Maurer Foundation Breast Health Educator.  Ping is a Nurse Practitioner who is currently working at the Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center located in Dale City, California. Her practice is centered on Family Medicine, offering primary care services to her patients. [...]

Our Take on the Kardashian Genetic Testing Episode

While general information on breast cancer shows up in mainstream media all the time, it's pretty rare that genetic testing and the breast cancer gene BRCA are discussed. That's why we were excited when we heard that the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians dedicated a whole episode to it last year. In the [...]

Why I am walking in the LI2DayWalk

Why am I walking at the LI2Day Walk on June 10th? I am walking in honor of my mom who was diagnosed over a quarter of a century ago. I still remember my dad driving her every day for weeks from their home in Nassau County to Manhattan for her radiation treatment. The thought of her [...]

Do Dairy Products Increase Risk For Breast Cancer?

Mainstream health news about dairy is conflicting. Between scary data about recombinant bovine growth hormones (rBGH), estrogen, fat and antibiotics on one end and on the other end the health benefits of vitamin D, calcium, minerals, and protein, it's hard to know if dairy is considered healthy these days. And what about breast cancer? Is it a risk [...]