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Holding onto Resilience, Determination, Inner Strength, and Hope

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 15, 2021

Most of us go through life measuring progress and milestones. From finished projects to promotions at work to parenting successes, we each have a unique set of metrics to assess our progress. Nearly 10 months of life in this surreal, restricted, stressful environment has challenged those systems. While we may not be able to measure […]

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A Vaccine and a Surge: Breaking Down the Next Few Months of COVID-19

By: Dr. Randall Feingold
January 14, 2021

When will this pandemic end? It was the question of 2020. It remains a question as we enter 2021, but now, we’re close to having an answer. The medical end of a pandemic is a time when cases taper off until we can safely live with the disease in the remote background of our usual […]

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Tools Like Learn Look Locate Build Trust

By: Dr. Ron Israeli
January 11, 2021

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of working with Learn Look Locate, an organization dedicated to promoting critical education for the early detection of breast cancer. Every month, I’ll be answering a question about breast reconstruction for their blog, which aims to connect women across the globe and inspire them to take […]

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It’s Better Than I Realized: Reframing Opportunities

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 8, 2021

“It could be worse.” I’ve been hearing this a lot in response to the present COVID climate and its restrictions. I recognize the statement’s intention, however, I tend to feel that it dismisses what it is. Rather than focusing on how much worse it could be, I challenge you to join me in exploring what […]

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Giving New Meaning to Multitasking—and Thriving!

By: The NYBRA Team
January 2, 2021

When Jennifer joined a NYBRA Sisterhood of Support meeting via Zoom from her car, she didn’t think too much of it. “I am in nursing school. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, my son goes to daycare on campus, and I go to the library to do work. That day it was time for the meeting, and […]

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Introducing Friday PEP Talks

By: Mollie Sugarman
January 1, 2021

Happy New Year, all! I hope this year greets us with options for health protections and restored connections. The COVID-19 homestretch is both filled with hope and perhaps the most challenging part of the pandemic so far as well all try to hang on just a bit longer. So, for the next four Fridays, mark […]

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The Role of Physical Therapy Post-Masectomy

December 30, 2020

Join us on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST ZOOM for our next lecture as part of our BE INFORMED LECTURE SERIES. Our guest speakers will be: Diana Tjaden, PT, DPT, Founder & Director, Full Circle Physical Therapy P.C. Breast Cancer Recovery Program and Kathy Slaka, PT, MSPT, LMLT, Physical Therapist, Full Circle Physical Therapist and Founder, WISH […]

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Making Sense of Genetic Testing

By: The NYBRA Team
December 27, 2020

When we talk about breast cancer, we often talk about genetic testing. But what exactly does it evaluate? Who should get tested? And when? Melanie McDermet, Sr. Genetics Counselor at Winthrop University Hospital joined us at the December installment of our Be Informed Lecture Series to answer those questions and more. Read on for highlights […]

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Easier Information Access with Outcomes4Me

By: Dr. David Light
December 21, 2020

A breast cancer diagnosis can be challenging to digest. Patients receive vast amounts of new information at once, which makes it hard to make choices and truly feel like you understand what you’ve been told. I’m always looking for new resources that help patients work through their diagnosis and treatment options. A few months ago, […]

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Joyful Motivation with MaryAnn Jones

By: The NYBRA Team
December 13, 2020

Most people consider fear to be a powerful motivating force, but according to Certified Functional Health Coach MaryAnn Jones, there’s a better way to promote change. “I recently read some clinical research that said that the emotion of joy is actually more motivating than the emotion of fear,” she explained. Jones is a habit change […]

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