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Black Women and Breast Cancer

Black Women and Breast Cancer

By: Black Women’s Health Imperative

Surviving Breast Cancer through Early Detection and Diagnosis

The Issue

Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than the fact that Black women are less likely than white women to get breast cancer, yet have a higher breast cancer death rate.  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women and in 2010, the CDC reported that breast cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for Black women aged 45–64 years.… Read More »

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, MEN beware!

By: Crystal Russo, Coy Editor & Contributing Writer


October is breast cancer awareness month- a great time to learn more about this disease and its effects on women and men.


2014 Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the U.S:

  • New cases: 232,670 (female); 2,360 (male)
  • Deaths: 40,000 (female); 430 (male)

What is breast cancer? A breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast.…

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The End of Bullying Begins with Me- National Bullying Prevention Month

By Crystal Russo, Copy Editor and Contributing Writer


The National Bullying Prevention month’s motto this October is “The end of bullying begins with me”. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.


Bullying was historically viewed as “a childhood rite of passage” and it was believed that bullying “made kids tougher“.…

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UV Safety


UV Safety- It’s Just Smart to Take Care of Your Skin!

By: Crystal Russo, Copy Editor & Contributing Writer

July is UV Safety Month, and with temperatures in New England soaring, it is a good time to revisit UV safety. The need to protect your skin from the sun has become very clear over the years, supported by several studies linking over exposure to the sun with skin cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning sunlamps can cause many other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin. …

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative


First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative

By: Crystal Russo, Copy Editor & Contributing Writer


First Lady Michelle Obama has an incredible vision which could help change the lives of millions of American parents and children. She worked with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin and U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebeliusto create Let’s Move, an organization dedicated to promoting positive ways to help children become healthier.… Read More »

Prepare for Allergy Season With Acupuncture

Prepare for Allergy Season With Acupuncture

By: Lisa Bernazani


Acupuncture has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is directed toward clearing the nasal passages, supporting the immune system and strengthening the systems of the body to prevent allergic reactions from recurring.


Commonly called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the year, such as spring or fall.…

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Childhood Vaccinations The Risks of Exempting Your Children


Childhood Vaccinations

The Risks of Exempting Your Children

By: Crystal Russo


Ask any parent, and they will tell you that their biggest fear is being unable to protect their children from danger. Every parent knows to take child safety measures such as driving carefully and using the right equipment, or teaching children “stranger danger” and understandings of personal safety. If the ultimate goal as a parent is to protect our children from every thing that we can, why would a parent choose not to protect against the unseen danger of bacterial and viral infections by exempting their child from vaccinations recommended by their pediatrician and government agencies?

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