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Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:29 AM | by Carly Stunda

Oral cancer: dentists know the drill

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Did you know going to the dentist helps with the fight against oral cancer? As of 2014, oral cancer killed nearly one person every hour of the day. However, oral cancer does not have to be a death […]

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:12 PM | by Carly Stunda

Superfoods: Possible cancer-killing fruits and vegetables

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Most people have heard of superfoods, which usually refers to eating specific fruits and vegetables that do wonders for your body and health. But what about a food so super that it can kill cancer?! Recent studies have […]

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:59 AM | by Carly Stunda

Butterfly kisses…and hugs: a self-calming technique

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Having a bad day? All you need is a butterfly hug! You might be imagining a beautiful little butterfly landing on your chest and squeezing you tight, but this is actually an easy to do self-calming technique that […]

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:52 PM | by Carly Stunda

The connection between sexual health and cancer

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means a couple of things: 1, it’s time to bring out those “loveable” puns and, 2, it’s time to talk about sex. Sexual health is an underdiscussed health topic on its own, […]

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:23 PM | by Carly Stunda

Meditation Me Time: Why scheduling time to meditate might be worth it

By: Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Meditation can mean lots to things in this crazy world of ours. Sometimes people use it to describe deep thinking. Others assume meditation is sitting down and doing nothing. But the practice of meditation was originally used as […]

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:29 PM | by Carly Stunda

Seasons Greeting: How and why to avoid sugar this holiday season

By Madeline Elkin, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door, AmeriCorp Public Ally We are in the midst of the holiday season, which for most of us means end-of-diet-season.  I will be the first to admit that I can’t wait for my mom’s pumpkin roll and mini cheesecakes this Christmas! But, we all […]

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 2:10 PM | by Carly Stunda

Be Prepared: Prevention is Key

Scar, the evil villain from Disney’s animated film The Lion King, may have been a bad guy, but he got one thing right— be prepared! Or in health terms, let’s talk about prevention. Research suggests that about 70% of your lifetime risk of getting cancer is caused by controllable factors such as diet, exercise and risky […]