Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its relationship to breast cancer has been a controversial topic for many years. A common treatment for menopausal women, HRT was discontinued by many after the publication of a prominent government-backed 2002 study linking HRT to breast cancer (1), but recent studies have revealed a more subtle relationship, leading to [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our lives in a myriad of ways. As a result of the pandemic, many women are delaying cancer screening, whether it is because their appointment was canceled or because they do not want to risk a trip to the doctor. Even if you make the choice to delay routine screenings, you can still practice early detection. [...]
Everyone around the world is learning how to adapt to social distancing guidelines. This is particularly true for our educational partners across Long Island and New York City. The Maurer Foundation has risen to the challenge by working quickly to modify our in-person workshops to seamlessly integrate into the remote learning environment. Teachers are showing [...]
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 [...]
In March 2020, Pink Aid granted The Maurer Foundation $25,000 which has enabled us to launch our Women of Color Blog Series. This vital blog series focuses on breast health topics for black and brown women. Black women in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and are 40% less [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]