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Mollie Sugarman Leads a Guided Imagery Session with BRCAStrong

By: The NYBRA Team
October 20, 2021

In times of stress or anxiety, people often feel overwhelmed, vulnerable and paralyzed to tap into their inner strength. The challenge is to find tools to access their inner resiliency and foster EMPOWERMENT. Mollie Sugarman joined BRCAStrong founder Tracy Posner to demonstrate how guided imagery and breathing techniques can quiet the mind, quell anxiety, impact […]

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Meet Two Before the After Patients on News 12 Long Island

October 20, 2021

News 12 Long Island viewers got an inside look at Dr. Jonathan Bank’s “Before the After” project in a segment that included interviews with Dr. Bank and two of the patients in the book, Brenda and Rebecca. “Before the After” is a book that highlights a core element of reconstructive work: emotional restoration and transformation. […]

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BRCAStrong Founder, Tracy Posner, Wants You to Know Your Options

By: The NYBRA Team
October 19, 2021

Tracy Poser is passionate about getting accessible breast cancer and reconstruction information to women across the country. “We need to know our options. You really need to know what’s available to you,” she said. That’s why she founded BRCAStrong, a non-profit organization that aims to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing reproductive […]

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Why Do We Have BRA Day?

By: Dr. Ron Israeli
October 19, 2021

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is October 20, 2021! You might be asking why we have a day for it at all. When I was in medical school over 30 years ago, insurance companies didn’t always cover the cost of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Widespread insurance coverage did not come until the Women’s Health and Cancer […]

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‘Before the After’ Book Order Form

October 18, 2021

RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY!   Book: $88 Proceeds benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Venmo: @jonathanbankmd Checks made out to: Jonathan Bank, M.D. Mail to: NYBRA Plastic Surgery/Before the After, 833 Northern Boulevard, Suite 160, Great Neck, NY 11021

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Three Cheers for Pink Pom Pom

By: The NYBRA Team
October 16, 2021

Fifteen-year-old Gianna Palleschi has spent her life watching her mother tend to breast cancer patients. This year, she decided it was time for her to join the fight herself. “My mom is a breast surgeon, and I see how dedicated she is to providing the best care for her patients. She talks to me about […]

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Walking Through the Complications: This Patient Ready to Fight For Others

By: Dr. Ron Israeli
October 15, 2021

Every so often, we encounter challenges that can make recovery difficult or require additional stages. My patient Laurie knows this well. Laurie’s life was touched by cancer long before her own breast cancer diagnosis. “I’m a nurse. I got into nursing because I had friends who died of breast and lung cancer,” she said. Laurie […]

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Recipes for Restoration

By: Mollie Sugarman
October 15, 2021

We often talk about the idea of healing from the inside out when it comes to working through emotions. It can also apply to the things we eat. What we put into our bodies affects our emotional and physical wellbeing. I’ve put together a few of my favorite recipes for restoration. In the coming weeks, […]

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Dr. David Light Talks Telemedicine, Shared Decision Making and More with the DiepC Foundation

By: The NYBRA Team
October 14, 2021

The pandemic has changed a lot of things about how medicine is practiced. While it has created countless challenges, it has also presented unique opportunities. Time at home prompted some patients to research and educate themselves. Telemedicine opened doors for traveling patients. Dr. David Light sat down with Terri Coutee of the DiepC foundation to […]

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Head Wraps Inspire Hope

By: The NYBRA Team
October 12, 2021

The patient community that surrounds our practice is generous, robust, and surprisingly far-reaching. This month, we received an offer to donate twenty headwraps to our patients who are going through chemotherapy—from someone who is two degrees of separation from NYBRA itself. “I knew breast cancer awareness month was coming up, and I knew a lot […]

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