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Learn Look Locate

By: Dr. Ron Israeli
November 25, 2020

Today I had the pleasure of being included in Learn Look Locate’s feature on breast reconstruction. Learn Look Locate’s mission is to create a global movement of critical education for the early detection of breast cancer. My video focuses specifically on natural-tissue breast reconstruction. You can view the video below. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can […]

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Patient Empowerment Program Resource Connection

By: Mollie Sugarman
November 24, 2020

We love to share other programs and events that complement the “building blocks” of our Patient Empowerment Program. ⁠ ⁠ Check out some of these virtual events to keep your health goals in focus this month. ⁠ ⁠ The Sid Jacobson JCC has (2) upcoming events coming for cancer wellness including the Healthy Pantry Energy […]

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Giving Tuesday is December 1st

November 24, 2020

#GivingTuesday2020 is on December 1. Giving Tuesday is a global fundraising movement that harnesses the holiday season’s spirit of giving to unleash a tide of goodwill that shapes our communities and the world. This global fundraising day is an opportunity to use your individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. We’re kicking off […]

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Getting together for the holidays

Balancing the Holidays with Pandemic Fatigue

By: Mollie Sugarman
November 16, 2020

We’re in the ninth month of the pandemic, and while summer’s warm weather and outdoor activities eased some of the burden, it’s easy to see why many of us are burning out. We find ourselves in the middle of a holiday season full of questions. Some are wondering whether it’s safe to spend time with […]

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November has Just Begun, and We’re Already Grateful

By: The NYBRA Team
November 10, 2020

November has just begun, and we’re already feeling grateful as we look back on October. Together, we celebrated strength, spread awareness, provided information, and raised funds for breast cancer in a time that is and was rife with uncertainty. We are so thankful for and proud of our community for stepping up during an unusual […]

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A Closer Look at Incidentalomas

By: Dr. Jonathan Bank
November 4, 2020

Dr. Israeli and I co-wrote an article that was recently accepted for publication in the leading plastic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, looking at the rates of incidental findings during CT scans of women planning to undergo DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Sometimes, preoperative CT scans reveal something unexpected. These incidental findings, called incidentalomas, can […]

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Drive-By Event at Jones Beach for Making Strides

By: Dr. Jonathan Bank
October 30, 2020

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is first and foremost about fundraising and fighting this disease. This year, safety was at the forefront for this socially distanced event. The drive through format gave us a way to fight cancer and COVID at the same time. I buckled up and joined my patients, colleagues, and friends for […]

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“You Mean I Have Options?” One Woman Shares Her Story

By: The NYBRA Team
October 29, 2020

“The anxiety was sky high. I honestly didn’t know if it was life or death,” Catherine says of her diagnosis. When Catherine spoke to a friend of a friend in Kentucky who had recently undergone a TRAM flap procedure as the only option, she was resolved to the thought that this was her only option. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Resource Hub

By: The NYBRA Team
October 26, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here, and the NYBRA team is proud to support this national cause. View our Breast Cancer Awareness Resource Hub. We’re committed to fighting this disease every day. October puts awareness and fundraising for disease prevention, treatment, and cure front-and-center for everyone. This month is full of lectures and webinars designed […]

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Ask a Health Coach: An Open Wellness Forum with MaryAnn Jones, CFHC

By: The NYBRA Team
October 21, 2020

The NYBRA Patient Empowerment Program will welcome Certified Functional Health Coach MaryAnn Jones on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:30 am via Zoom for the next installment of the Be Informed Lecture Series. Jones is a motivational speaker, on-site Workplace Wellness Coach, and the Founder/Director of Thrive Naturally. Jones will share ways to take control […]

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