April Zubko

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Between being an organic gardener, martial artist, hiker, kayaker, and cook, April has been interested in health and fitness most of her adult life. She believes strongly in the power of taking charge of your own health and educating others so that they can do the same. When she’s not writing about health and fitness, she helps her non-profit clients communicate their vital message through her business Zubko Media, shares her travels with her husband on her YouTube channel Magellan & Greyhound, and gives gardening tutorials and tips on her YouTube channel ReSprout.

New Breast Self-Exam Flier in Arabic

Our handy illustrated breast self-exam instructions are one of our most popular pieces of literature. An Arabic version is now available to print and download, along with our versions in Mandarin, French Creole, Polish, Hebrew and Spanish.

Breast-Self Exam Instructions Now Available In Polish

Along with English, Spanish, French Creole, Mandarin, and Hebrew our popular “How To Do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)” flier is now available in Polish.

4 Ways A Plant-Based Diet Can Improve Breast Cancer Odds

Today’s fad diets seem to be defined by what you’re no longer allowed to eat. The plant-based diet, also called the whole-foods plant-based diet, or a WFPB diet for short, is a little different (and may we say a breath of fresh air?). This way of looking at food (because the word “diet” doesn’t quite [...]

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New Study Shows Hair Dye & Hair Straightener Use Increases Breast Cancer Risk

With over one-third of adult women estimated to use hair dye in the U.S. (1), hair dye and breast cancer have been a topic of interest with researchers for some time. A study published in December in the International Journal of Cancer sheds some light on the controversial issue. In the paper, researchers examined women [...]

The Health Benefits of Gardening

Few people think of gardening as exercise, or even think of it as having any health benefits at all. So you might be surprised to learn that not only is it a fantastic low-impact low-intensity exercise, it might be the perfect exercise when it comes to breast health, because it makes a positive impact on almost every controllable breast cancer risk factor.

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How to Enjoy the Benefits of Walking & Running

A fantastic option for fighting cabin fever is to get outside and exercise. Walking and running are workouts that almost everyone can do, at any time, and in any place, and most people already have all the equipment they need: a good pair of shoes. Walk around your neighborhood, a nearby park, a hiking trail, a running track at the local school or even walk to the store instead of driving.

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Zero-Cost Home Workout Ideas

PART OF OUR HOME EXERCISE SERIES Our routines center us. One of the best routines, exercise, also has the amazing benefit of reducing the risk of breast cancer by fighting obesity and keeping down our stress and estrogen levels. If you’re used to visiting your gym or cycle studio after work everyday, you’re bound to [...]

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4 Options For Online Workouts

PART OF OUR HOME EXERCISE SERIES With gyms, fitness centers, schools, and workplaces shut down amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us are getting stir-crazy. While we at The Maurer Foundation know about the breast cancer risk reduction benefits of exercise—we speak frequently about it in our breast health programs—it can be hard to focus [...]

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Important Maurer Foundation Announcements Regarding COVID‑19

The COVID-19 coronavirus has taken our communities, families, and peace of mind by storm in the last few weeks. The mission of The Maurer Foundation is to save lives, so we are taking this development seriously and will be doing our part to limit the spread of the virus and keep our friends, family, and [...]

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Breast Health Then & Now

To celebrate our upcoming 25 Year Anniversary, let’s look at how breast health In the United States has changed since our founding In 1995.