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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 […]

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorps Public Ally   Colorectal cancer—the disease behind the often-dreaded colonoscopy. But while most of us do not look forward to the intimate screening, it is one of the most useful and universal cancer screenings around. Colonoscopies have been shown to reduce cancer deaths […]

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Go Further with Food: National Nutrition Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Little Red Door Cancer Agency Health Educator, AmeriCorps Public Ally Go Further with Food: National Nutrition Month Proper nutrition can often be a confusing part of a healthy lifestyle. With so many options in the grocery store, it’s hard to know exactly what foods are good for you. Luckily, March is National […]

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

World Cancer Day 2018

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorps Public Ally Cancer can occur anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Cancer doesn’t care what race you are, where you live, or what language you speak. In fact, worldwide, almost 9 million people die from cancer each year. World Cancer Day aims to reduce […]

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

New Life Resolutions

By: Caylie Guinn, Little Red Door Health Educator – Americorp Public Ally “Get in shape!”   “Stick to my diet!”   “Watch less TV!”   “Go green!” We’ve all had them: the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Those promises we make at the beginning of each year to live better and kick our bad-habits out the […]

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:25 PM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

National Family Caregivers Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator – AmeriCorps Public Ally Today, cancer is at the forefront of medical discussions and services. Agencies across the globe work to provide treatment, support, research, outreach, and education on cancer. And while the talk around cancer is stimulating awareness, one of the most importance aspects of cancer often gets overlooked: […]