Courtney

Interning at TMF

When I began my search for summer internships, I was not quite sure what direction I wanted to go in.  As I searched postings on my college’s career development site, I came across a posting for an internship at the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education.  This post immediately jumped out at me because I [...]

Kick These Food Habits to the Curb!

Whether you are a slow eater, a fast eater, or somewhere  in between, we all have our unique food habits.  Unfortunately, many of our bad food habits can cause us to gain weight, and excessive weight is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer. It is important to recognize your bad food habits, so that [...]

How to Sleep Better!

Do you often have trouble sleeping at night?  A good night’s sleep is so important to maintain both a healthy mind and body.  Here are some simple things you can do to improve your sleep patterns! -Get 30 minutes of outdoor time each day.  It is important to get some bright light because it helps to [...]

How Much Do You Know?

Put your knowledge to the test!  Take Dr. Oz’s Breast Cancer Awareness Quiz and find out how much you really know about breast cancer prevention and risk. http://www.doctoroz.com/quiz/breast-cancer-awareness-quiz

A Fun Way to Stay Fit!

I try my best to make it a priority to hit the gym as much as possible, but sometimes the idea of going is just plain daunting.  I have tried numerous classes at my local gym and for a long time couldn’t find one that fit my desire to have fun, while I was burning [...]

What’s Up Next?

Even though it is still summer, we are already thinking ahead to this fall.  The Maurer Foundation has some very exciting things approaching, and we want to share them with you so that you can start marking your calendars! -On Tuesday, October 5th, get ready to tea-off for breast cancer at the 15th Annual Golf [...]

Fill Your Plate with These 5 Healthier Foods At This Weekend’s BBQ

1. Coleslaw or Potato Salad? Coleslaw. Even though both coleslaw and potato salad are filled with mayonnaise, Coleslaw is the better choice. Cabbage in coleslaw is dense with sulforaphane, a chemical that boosts your body’s production of enzymes that fight off cancer. However, if you must eat potato salad, choose a German-style mustard-based potato salad [...]

Have a Healthy 4th of July!

Here are some tips on making your holiday BBQ fit into a long term healthy diet that reduces the risk factors for breast cancer.

Inspirational Celeb Survivors

The fight to beat breast cancer is no doubt a difficult journey, requiring a great deal of emotional strength.  I am truly amazed by the determination and positivity exhibited by breast cancer patients, especially those who must fight their battle in the public eye.  Countless celebrity breast cancer survivors have helped to create even greater [...]

Interning with the Maurer Foundation

These past few weeks interning with the Maurer Foundation has opened my eyes to a major health issue at hand. The issue is breast cancer and how it is crucial for people to be fully educated in order to live a healthier lifestyle. As a college student exploring my talents and abilities to help others [...]