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2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Photos from our 2018 October fundraising events. Here’s just a few of the fun and unique fundraisers that are planned for this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Looking for some great ideas for your own breast cancer fundraiser? Check out last year’s fundraisers or contact us today to brainstorm. If you’re ready to get started, [...]

2018 Cocktails For A Cause event

Cocktails For A Cause Oct. 22nd

DOWNLOAD THE PDF Join the Maurer Foundation Young Professionals Committee on Tuesday, October 22nd for Cocktails for a Cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This fun evening will be held 6–8pm at Havana Central Restaurant, located at 630 Old Country Road in Garden City at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Please pre-register by October 18th using the form below to [...]

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What is Their Current Relationship Status?

Drinking red wine is often touted as beneficial to your health, so it makes sense why people might be confused about alcohol’s relationship to breast cancer. Alcohol, as a substance, is quite a chameleon. By definition, alcohol is “a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, [...]

Bikers Raise Almost $10,000 in Support of The Maurer Foundation

The Maurer Foundation hosted their Sixth Annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, September 14th. It was picture perfect weather for a ride and everyone joined together in support of The Maurer Foundation’s breast health education programs. Almost 80 bikers revved up at the parking lot of the Oak Beach Inn, and led by the motorcycle club [...]

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Why Do Ashkenazi Jews Have a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer?

Photo courtesy of Caroline Davis2010 via Flickr. Along with other controllable and uncontrollable risk factors, genetics can play a crucial role in determining breast cancer risk levels. When we talk about genetics in our breast health programs, people often ask if there are specific groups more prone to breast cancer. The answer is yes. Jewish [...]

5 Healthy Habits For Back-to-School

Prepping your meals ahead of time and making a bagged lunch every day are healthy habits that help improve breast health. As we know from our high school breast health programs, back-to-school time can be a stressful time for parents, teachers, and students. The good news is that it can also be a great opportunity [...]

Announcing a New Federal Law that Aims to Educate Women of the Importance of Dense Breast Tissue

The FDA is making updates to mammography regulations that were issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. These important improvements will help ensure that every patient is given feedback concerning their personal mammogram results, as well as additional health information. The FDA has [...]

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FDA takes action to protect patients from risk of certain textured breast implants; requests Allergan voluntarily recall certain breast implants and tissue expanders from market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took significant action to protect women from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) by requesting that Allergan, the manufacturer of a specific type of textured implant, recall specific models of its textured breast implants from the U.S. market due to the risk of BIA-ALCL. Following the agency’s [...]

Basil Avocado Shrimp Salad Wrap

Photo by: Parker Feierbach Avocado is such a great addition to every meal. It is very easy to incorporate it in your diet by adding it to your omelets in the morning or pairing it with your delicious seafood meal. Avocados are loaded with fiber and packed with potassium. They also contain monosaturated fats which [...]

Long Island Breast Cancer Forum

On July 24th, we were invited to participate in the Long Island Breast Cancer Forum organized by Senator Monica Martinez, Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe and Councilwoman Valerie Cartright. We discussed the importance of early detection and breast self-examination. Above, you will find a full video of [...]