Study: Genetic Testing for Ashkenazi Jews

September 10th, 2014

Study: Ashkenazi Jewish Descent as a Criterion for Genetic Testing by Nancy Cohen, MS, CGC A new study, Population-based screening for breast and ovarian cancer risk due to BRCA1 and BRCA2 (abstract available in PubMed), suggests that population screening of Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA mutations may be beneficial because the cancer risks of those without […]

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Study Shows Exercise Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer and Recurrence

September 4th, 2014

Take a Walk and Reduce Your Risk A recent study found that postmenopausal women, who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week, had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian Shares Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

August 28th, 2014

Keeping Your Food Safe By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN Every year, one in six Americans (about 48 million) gets sick from foodborne illnesses and 128,000 are hospitalized, according to the Center of Disease Control. The good news is most foodborne illnesses can be prevented with simple food safety tips. September is National Food Safety […]

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