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Is “Sitting” Really “The New Smoking”?

“Sitting is the new smoking”. You have probably read this featured catchphrase in newspapers, magazines or news websites. Since 2010, media publicities comparing excessive sitting with smoking have increasingly been gaining public interest. An analysis looking at news articles found almost 300 publications reported on the topic.  But behind the increasing media attention, conflicting news headlines [...]

Subpectoral vs. Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Implant-based breast reconstruction remains the most common form of mastectomy reconstruction after breast cancer. Breast implant surgery represents approximately two-thirds of all breast reconstructions. The remaining reconstructions are autologous or “flap” reconstruction, which uses tissue from your own body to reconstruct the breast. Subpectoral Breast Implant Surgery While new technology allows some women to receive [...]

Breast Cancer & E-Cigarettes: Is Vaping a Safer Alternative to Smoking?

Vaping and electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigs or vape pens) have long been touted as healthier alternatives to smoking. But how does vaping compare to traditional smoking, especially when it comes to breast cancer? How Does Smoking Cause Breast Cancer? Medical studies from the last twenty years agree that smoking is bad news when it comes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Night Work and Breast Cancer: Updated

Here’s good news for the 15 million Americans who work night shifts and other irregular or rotating schedules. A new review that compiled data from over 1.4 million women challenges the 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) assertion that breast cancer risks increase for those working nights. New Data on the Breast Cancer & Night Shift Link [...]

You Are What You Eat

With the seasons changing, there is a high chance that many of us will  be under the weather at one point or another. Here are a few tips we can start practicing in order to keep our defenses up: Drink Lemon Water every morning: Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great [...]

The Maurer Foundation featured in Garden City News

The Maurer Foundation was recently featured in an online article by Garden City News.  The article highlighted our recent program for seniors at Garden City High School for their annual Women’s Health Awareness event.  We are happy to say that we have been visiting Garden City High School since 2006! Our interactive programs teach students how [...]

Smoking and Breast Cancer

Not only is smoking a risk factor for breast cancer, but the younger a smoker picks up the habit, the higher the risk becomes.

Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer?

Deodorants and antiperspirants contain chemicals, and we apply these chemicals in very close proximity to the breast, so it is a natural question to ask if deodorants cause breast cancer.