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PEP In Your Step: Week 4

January 24, 2022

To wrap up our Pep In Your Step messages for the month of January, it is fitting this week’s focus is on gratitude. Recent studies have shown that gratitude can be a strong way to reduce anxiety. Showing gratitude helps to strengthen relationships, improve mental health, minimize stress and reduce anxiety. Medically speaking, when we […]

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A Quilter Brings Her Skills to NYBRA Patient Empowerment

By: The NYBRA Team
January 23, 2022

“I believe I’ve made over 1,000 pillows. I also made over 1,000 masks for everyone,” Dr. Ron Israeli’s patient, Charlotte, said. Charlotte had noticed some nipple inversion 2016, but an unusual prior breast surgery made it difficult to determine the cause of the issue. She decided to have a risk-reducing procedure to take breast cancer […]

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Improve Your Immune System with Laughter Yoga: REGISTER

By: The NYBRA Team
January 17, 2022

Join us on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:30 AM EST via ZOOM for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: Simeon Birnbaum       *Registration is required Please join us for this open forum focusing on the natural process of bone loss in women and […]

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PEP in Your Step: Week 3

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 16, 2022

For this week, there are two quotes that stood out to me. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow.” ~Dalai Lama “Be Here Now”. Make every day great; make every moment meaningful; be mindful of being PRESENT. Given our stressful and […]

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Beyond the Breast: Body Contouring in the Context of Breast Reconstruction

By: Dr. Jonathan Bank
January 11, 2022

Much of my practice revolves around breast reconstruction, complimented by a major component of aesthetic plastic surgery. I believe that combining the two is the key to achieving excellent aesthetic results in both arenas. Principles of reconstructive surgery are applied to achieve safe results in aesthetic surgery, and aesthetic principles are used in the reconstructive […]

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2021 Year in Review

January 11, 2022

Happy New Year! Yes, despite Larry David’s statute of limitation of 3 days for Happy New Year wishes, we wish you all a happy and healthy new year. As we enter 2022, we find ourselves looking back at 2021 with pride and hope. We have all spent a great deal of time talking about the […]

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PEP In Your Step: Week Two

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 10, 2022

We are approaching the middle of January and this week, let’s take the time to focus. Focus on self-care, focus on the here and now, focus on moving forward. We may find ourselves in circumstances that are surreal, shocking and unexpected. We owe it to ourselves to use these opportunities to enhance our lives, to […]

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PEP In Your Step: Week One

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 1, 2022

A diagnosis coupled with this surreal world we’ve been living in, for nearly two years, presents a time for reflection. There’s a line from a Mary Oliver poem: “Tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  They only saving grace of trauma, like the pandemic, is that it reminds […]

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From TRAM to DIEP and SIEA: Dr. Feingold Discusses the Evolution of Abdominal-Based Flaps for the DiepC Foundation

By: The NYBRA Team
December 31, 2021

The DIEP flap is a ubiquitous and vital part of any conversation about natural tissue breast reconstruction. However, that was not always the case. “When I first went into practice in the mid-1990s and started doing DIEP flaps, they weren’t well accepted. I wasn’t able to tell patients or other surgeons in the community that […]

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A Patient’s Persistence Gets her the Right Care

By: The NYBRA Team
December 30, 2021

Peggy learned that she had DCIS in her left breast in 2018 over the phone. The impersonal approach hurt. “I guess I was assuming that I would actually go into the office, and they would tell me what to do,” she said. Home alone, blindsided by this devastating information and no hands-on guidance, Peggy was […]

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