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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:30 AM | by Carly Stunda

Pride Series: Sexual Gender Minority Health Risks

By: Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally In celebration of Pride, this month we will be doing a blog series around sexual gender minority (SGM) health topics. SGM is an umbrella term that encompasses the LGBTQ+ community as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender […]

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:20 PM | by Carly Stunda

World No Tobacco Day

by Lea Simms, Health Education intern World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and we should all take time to contribute to this special day. This could be a day to quit an old habit or start a new project. Whatever it is, make this a day to start fresh. You might wonder what exactly […]

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 […]

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:25 PM | by Pete Mackin

Skin Cancer Awareness

May—finally, we get warmer weather and plenty of sunshine! While it may be tempting to lose those winter layers and bask in the summer sun, be careful. Skin cancer is the most common cancer among Americans and the exposure to ultraviolet radiation is one of the leading causes. But that doesn’t mean we should fear […]