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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 [...]

Cars & Coffee Event July 27th!

Please join your friends at Aston Martin Long Island and our special guest, Laura Schwab, President Aston Martin The Americas for a very special Cars & Coffee! The Maurer Foundation Young Professionals Committee and Aston Martin Long Island invites you to join us on Saturday, July 27th, 8:30-10:30am at 1047 Northern Boulevard in Roslyn. Registration is $15 [...]

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Hormone Therapy: Breast Cancer Risks in the Transgender Community

Since breast cancer is so tied to gender, educators in our breast health education programs are often asked how breast cancer risk changes for the transgender community.

A Look Inside Our Training/Certification Program

Tabeer Chaudary participating in the Breast Health Educator’s Training/Certification class As the newly hired Administrative Assistant for the Maurer Foundation, one of my responsibilities is to enhance our social media presence. In order to do that, it is very important to understand the goals and mission of the organization. What would be a better way [...]

Our Spring Newsletter is Hot Off the Presses!

Get the latest on the dangers of sitting, transgender surgery and breast cancer risks, BRCA testing, corporate breast health programs, our Golf Classic and more!