Posts Tagged ‘Columbia University Medical Center’

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 […]


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 […]


The 14 Archetypes of Healing

The 14 Archetypes of Healing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) The Spiritual Fanatic I was convinced that I was going to die and so I made it a mission to find a supportive spiritual community that could assist my family with my end-of-life affairs. After realizing I may be around for a while, I believed the universe was in control of everything […]


I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Almost four years ago, I wrote a heartfelt post titled, “Freedom Fridays”, about my decision to go part-time. It remains one of the most popular entries on my blog. It was written 3 years after my breast cancer diagnosis. When I wrote it, I was completely burnt-out. I realized that I […]


Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen For young children, the sight of a doctor’s white coat can be enough to make them shiver.The association with pediatricians often involve being poked and prodded, or worse yet, getting a needle.Medical students from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are aiming to reduce such anxiety while also educating kids […]


The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]


Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This Washington Heights mom is fighting for her life — and she needs your help. Elaine De Leon, a petite 35-year-old mother of three children, took to social media this month with an emotional plea. “I need YOU to save my life,” she wrote on a community […]


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 […]


Columbia to Start Construction of New Nursing School Building in Late 2014 | DNAinfo

Columbia to Start Construction of New Nursing School Building in Late 2014 | DNAinfo

By Ben Fractenberg WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Columbia University Medical Center is planning to start construction on a new home for its school of nursing on 168th Street in late 2014, the university announced Thursday. The seven-story, 68,000-square-foot building, which will be constructed near Audubon Avenue by architecture firm CO|FXFOWLE, will provide new space for research, […]


A legacy honored in helping students create their own | Manhattan Times

A legacy honored in helping students create their own | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Rodney Cooper, a radiology student at Harlem Hospital Center, struggled to contain his emotions as he stood in front of a packed auditorium at Columbia University Medical Center and accepted a scholarship to assist his healthcare career. “This is a great blessing to me,” he said of his award. […]


“NY Med” Documents Real Life Drama At City’s Top Hospital | NY1

"NY Med" Documents Real Life Drama At City's Top Hospital | NY1

By: Stephanie Simon Staffers at a hospital in Washington Heights are the stars of a new hit television show that gives an up-close and very personal look at day-to-day life inside New York Presbyterian Medical Center. NY1’s Cheryl Wills filed the following report. In an unprecedented move, a small army of cameras recently set up shop […]


Columbia University Unveils an Unorthodox Med School Building | NY Times

Columbia University Unveils an Unorthodox Med School Building | NY Times

By ROBIN POGREBIN   The architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has designed a 14-story tower of study and social spaces for Columbia University Medical Center’s new medical and graduate education building in Washington Heights. The design, to be released on Wednesday, is unorthodox for a medical school not only in its verticality and sculptural […]


Jenny Saldaña’s Happy Cancer Chick

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I love Jenny Saldaña. She has truly been a godsend. My wife and I met her the day after the devastating breast cancer diagnosis that completely changed our lives. Here was someone that made it through, that was from the same community as we were. She made us believe that we […]


The Elixir Profiles: Jenny Saldaña

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Jenny Saldaña is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed on January 4th, 2006. She now works with the Latino community as Women At Risk’s Community Program and Outreach Coordinator at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I was introduced to Jenny 3 years ago by my Breast Surgeon, Sheldon Feldman, MD, […]


Health & Wellness Super Site Care2 Profiles Our very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Not only is Eileen Z. Fuentes the Uptown Collective’s wellness contributor, she is also, more importantly, my wife and the mother of my 3 daughters. I have seen this woman go from a heartbreaking triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 34 to the subsequent surgeries and chemotherapy treatment, to […]


Save The Date – Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny on September 15th

Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny is a humorous, emotional and very real window into the life of a woman when diagnosed with breast cancer.  The playwright, Jenny Saldaña, has toured venues around the country sharing her journey. The show is played out through a series of hysterical dream sequences and moments that reveal the […]


Get Your Tickets For The NYILFF's Dominican Night New York Premiere of La Hija Natural

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) NYLIFF Dominican Night – La Hija Natural Thursday August 18th @ 7 pm Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium (630 W. 168th St) That’s right folks; the New York International Latino Film Festival’s always awesome Dominican Night will be held on Thursday, August 18th at the Columbia University Medical Center’s Alumni […]

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