Archives June 10, 2023

SIUH’s Northwell Health Walk: Florina Cancer Center’s waiting lounge to be dedicated to Alex Carr and Elvis Duran

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sunday made for a great day for a walk — all for a greater cause.

Hundreds of walkers on Sunday morning, May 21, participated in Staten Island University Hospital’s 2023 Northwell Health Walk, an event that honored special guests Alex Carr and his husband, Elvis Duran, of Z-100′s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

Carr, a cancer survivor and this year’s patient representative for the fundraising event, was honored with Duran, for the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have donated and raised for the Florina Cancer Center, whose waiting room will be dedicated in both their names.

“On behalf of Dr. Ardolic, our cancer team, and everyone at Staten Island University Hospital, it is our honor to recognition their selfless generosity, philanthropy, and commitment to keeping exceptional care close to home,” said Jamie Homan, Major Gifts Officer at Staten Island University Hospital, who addressed the

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‘The small things are the big things’

Imagine running as fast as you can, carrying several unwieldy objects. You’re exhausted, but you have to keep going and not drop anything. Suddenly, a brick wall appears. You slam straight into it, dropping everything and crashing to the ground.

The unwieldy running is a metaphor for life in my thirties: rushing from dropping off the kids to a full-time job, desperate to be a good friend, daughter, wife, mother and colleague. In 2021, aged 40, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was the brick wall.

My diagnosis of stage-three, grade-three, triple-negative breast cancer required five months of chemotherapy to shrink the tumours before I could then have surgery to remove my breast and lymph nodes from under my right arm (where they also found cancer). It was followed by 15 rounds of radiotherapy and, to cap it off, a further six months of adjuvant chemo.

I felt as

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Preventive full-body MRI scans: Vital information or unnecessary worry?

It’s estimated that 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, in the United States alone, and hundreds of thousands will die. But what if there was a way to get a diagnosis sooner?

With the help of technology some companies are claiming to do just that with a full-body MRI. But the procedure isn’t covered by health insurance — so is it worth the money? Joy Benedict examines the issue.

A look around any crowd and it’s easy to see the happy and sad, the seasoned and the future. But what lies beneath the surface of our skin has always been somewhat of a mystery.

But the newest trend in healthcare is offering a peek at what most have never seen before: a hidden view inside the window of our own bodies — and our health.

At first glance, Prenuvo looks like a spa. The company is

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