Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

How assembling the right cancer team may save your life | NY Post

How assembling the right cancer team may save your life | NY Post

By Heidi Mitchell Moments after Eve Bender was told that a suspicious spot on her breast was cancerous, she phoned her brother, Lew Bender, who runs a cancer research company. “He said, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s like an in-grown toenail, you just fix it,’” the sales executive recalls. His blithe response helped Bender sleep […]


Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen They whaled on the rep from Wisconsin. Hundreds of protesters showed up to rail against House Speaker Paul Ryan as he visited a Success Academy Charter School in Harlem on Tues., May 9th. The agitated crowd outside Harlem 1, which serves students in grades kindergarten through fourth, fumed over […]


UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) While President Trump celebrated with GOP lawmakers at the White House after the House passed the Republican-backed health care bill, I could not help but feel a profound sense of disgust, anxiety and anger. Here were a bunch of mostly men who have access to the best health care in the […]


The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes)   The New Year is the time when individuals make radical declarations about personal challenges they want to overcome. Most resolutions focus around health, weight loss, financial freedom, and simply enjoying life more. These are all great goals to achieve but sadly about 80% of them fail. Like many of you, […]


As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

The Neediest Cases By JOHN OTIS For decades, Patricia Lewis toiled as a security guard for NYC Health & Hospitals, a duty she performed along with a second, and sometimes a third, job. “I showered in the hospitals, I slept on gurneys and hardly came home,” Ms. Lewis, 68, recalled. All that work was to […]


The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Black Friday is defined as the day after Thanksgiving and is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. This year my hope is that instead of getting, why not try giving? Before you stop reading, please know it is […]


The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Q. From personal experience I know that cancer is generally viewed as an older person’s disease. How did you discover your illness? A. Cancer wasn’t even a thought or concern to me. At my age, the thought of cancer seemed so unlikely. Even though my doctor had suggested a biopsy, I […]


Beauty brand, duty bound | Manhattan Times

Beauty brand, duty bound | Manhattan Times

By James Clark It’s been a year since Julissa Pérez found out she was cancer-free. “There are good days, and there are bad days,” said the 31-year-old Inwood resident, who battled thyroid cancer and underwent radiation treatment. It has been a long journey. “The after-effects of cancer are a process too,” she noted. Her battle […]


The Elixir: The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

The Elixir: The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Every year I look forward to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen list. This handy guide helps you avoid non-organic fruits and vegetables that are highest in pesticide residues and choose non-organic items from the Clean Fifteen List. As someone who works with patients, I rely on it to […]


Brain cancer survivor, singer: “Music is my main form of therapy” | CBS News

Brain cancer survivor, singer: "Music is my main form of therapy" | CBS News

By Jeremy Bradley Angel Reynoso’s 30th birthday had a lot of what you’d expect: family singing, cake cutting, and phones recording. What made this birthday so different was where it took place — he was in a hospital room. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery […]


How To Make Your Problems Disappear

How To Make Your Problems Disappear

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) A short time ago, I came across a video of Michelle Obama’s extremely early morning workout routine. It immediately triggered a curiosity in me that I could not ignore. This curiosity forced me to take a closer look at my morning ritual and it seriously needed some revamping. Every morning consisted […]


My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Did you know that February is cancer prevention month? It is why you should use this month to practice living a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. As chaotic as they can be, mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. Productivity experts all agree that […]


What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Because of my extensive training in holistic nutrition for cancer prevention, the first question I am often asked is, “what do I need to stop eating to reduce my risk?” My response is always the same. First, I tell them that the focus should be on the many things that they […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah’s battle with brain cancer

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah's battle with brain cancer

Myah’liyah Malanie Dominguez was born on February 19th, 2011. Shortly after turning 4 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Please donate what you can to help a local family fight the battle of their lives. Supprt: Fund Myah battle with brain cancer by Melodie Dominguez – GoFundMe. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

About This Cause Being a single parent is never easy. Now try being a single parent with stage 3 Breast cancer. Just when things seemed to be getting better financially, Carolina was faced with the most difficult challenge of her life. Forced to cease work due to illness, she is now left with rental payments, […]


Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby’s life — while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby's life -- while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Doctors create special shield to protect baby in utero as pregnant mom undergoes radiation for an aggressive brain tumor at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center BY Erica Pearson Timmy Sternberg’s first birthday party in June was a low-key celebration — just his parents, his three big brothers, and a homemade cake in the family’s Washington […]


We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the […]


The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live 2013 The Brooklyn Free Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT) That’s right folks, our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be a presenter at the TEDMED Conference on April 20, 2013, sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic. This is a big deal! Her […]


Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz dies after six-year battle with leukemia | NY Daily News

Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz dies after six-year battle with leukemia | NY Daily News

By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In April, the Daily News ran an article about aspiring rapper Jeffrey Perdomo, who at the age of 26 was battling his third round of cancer. On June 25, Perdomo, who went by the name of Lazaruz or Laz, died at Mount Sinai Hospital due to […]


Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz battles his third round of cancer with beats and rhymes | NY Daily News

Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz battles his third round of cancer with beats and rhymes | NY Daily News

By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hip-hop artists often believe they are rapping about matters of life and death. Never more so than Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz, better known as Laz, who will release his second album this June. But instead of spitting rhymes about selling drugs or popping bottles in the […]


CUMC’s Department of Surgery Blog Profiles Our Very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes & Her Women’s Wellness Series

Women’s Wellness Series by Columbia Surgery Making a difference in the lives of women with breast cancer. It’s one thing to know that we ought to eat a healthy diet and exercise. It’s another to change our lifestyle and put that knowledge into daily practice. And it’s yet another entirely to inspire others to do […]


The Elixir – It Takes A Village To Heal

The Elixir – It Takes A Village To Heal

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) & Jyoti Kaushal Last year local residents were shocked to hear that North General Hospital located in central Harlem was closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy. This was devastating news to our already medically underserved community but more directly to those patients […]


Support Your Local Movember Team, Upper Mo-Hattan

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo) What do you get when November hits, and thousands of men and families come together to bring awareness to programs/initiative supporting men’s health? Well, a stylish and lovely moustache. Plus, a movement called – the Movember Campaign. So without further ado, get to know your team members, Uptown! You can help […]


Vibes: My Ode to Heavy D

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I always knew that I would one day meet Heavy D and let him know how much his music meant to me. Well, really one song in particular. While I have been a fan of the man since I first heard The Overweight Lover’s Is In The House, I have been […]

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