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A Return to Normal

This past week we were able to do something we had not done since March 2020 – provide in-person training. Monique Higgins, founder of the nonprofit Lovely Empowerment Network Systems located in New Jersey, traveled to our Melville office to participate in the Foundation’s training and certification process.  Monique’s goal is to provide breast health [...]

Bikers Raise Almost $12,000
at the 7th Annual Motorcycle Ride

Click below to play the video from the 2021 Motorcycle Ride June 19th was a great day for breast health education as over 100 bikers and supporters revved up at Ocean Parkway, Babylon and made their way on a scenic ride out to The Maples in Manorville for lunch, raffles, and live music. “I am [...]

Delicious and Healthy Summertime Dining

You may think it’s easy to eat healthy during the summer. But, between the BBQ’s and beach vacations (lots of food and lots of alcohol) and not as much exercise as we may need (those poolside lounge chairs have our names on it), the unwanted pounds may pile on. So, in efforts to stay healthy, [...]

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Your Patient Navigator- A Personal Guide through the Healthcare System

What is a Patient Navigator? Patient navigators are nurse practitioners or registered nurses that provide guidance through the healthcare system and work to overcome obstacles like misinformation, fear and medical costs, that are in the way of people receiving the care and treatment they require. They have a multi-faceted role that is integral to the [...]

Breast Self-Exam Video Now Available in Spanish

The Foundation has seen an ever-increasing demand for our life-saving educational programs from the many diverse communities on Long Island and New York City.  Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Latina women, so it is imperative that we provide them the tools and knowledge to improve their breast health (1). While we [...]

Are Cooling Caps a Solution to Chemo-Related Hair Loss?

Photo Source: Paxman Haircare Advancements in cancer treatment are occurring all the time, but one consequence of chemotherapy stubbornly remains, alopecia or hair loss. This particular side effect can cause deep psychological and emotional repercussions on a patient’s quality of life. Chemotherapy-related hair loss can cause “anxiety, depression, lowered self-esteem, and an overall reduced sense [...]

The Maurer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Tammy Fortune

The staff and Board of Directors of The Maurer Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Tammy Fortune to our Board. As the daughter of renowned breast surgeon and The Maurer Foundation’s founder, Dr. Virginia Maurer, Tammy has been a staunch, lifelong supporter of breast health. Learning how to teach a breast self-exam at [...]

Nutritional Supplement Know-How

What to Consider When Contemplating Dietary Supplements People around the world are spending over 140 billion dollars every year on nutritional supplements, with the well-intentioned effort to improve their health.(1) The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 defines a dietary supplement as a product taken by mouth that may contain contain dietary ingredients [...]

Woman getting a mammogram

Study Finds Missing Regular Mammogram Increases Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, funded by the American Cancer Society and published in the journal Radiology. Researchers said women who skip even one scheduled mammography screening before a breast cancer diagnosis face a significantly [...]

Woman Receiving a Vaccine

Which Side Effect of the Covid-19 Vaccine Mimics Breast Cancer?

As Covid vaccine eligibility continues to grow, more and more people are getting up close and personal with its typical side effects: arm pain, fatigue, and mild fever. Recently, one of the lesser-known side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines has been causing concern, as it mimics a breast cancer symptom. The vaccines can [...]