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Doctors Weigh In: Do Mammograms Really Save Lives?

By on November 5th, 2013 Categories: Lower Your Risk, Our Medical Experts

[Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on October 30, 2013, on Philly.com. It is borrowed with permission.]

After asking the question, “Are Mammograms really saving lives?” two weeks ago, I got some very good follow up. It seems like there were two major ideas:

  1. The science behind mammograms can be questioned, but there are also very strong reasons to get one.

For Our Mothers and Others — 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Environmental Estrogens

By on May 8th, 2013 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Spring: birds singing and nesting, hyacinths and lilac perfuming the air, delicate daffodils and vibrant tulips decorating homes and gardens — a yearly reminder of nature’s beauty, fertility, and that she is our source of life and sustenance. No wonder we’ve personified nature as a mother. We celebrate Mother Earth each spring with her own day, Earth Day. Spring is also the time of year …

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

By on August 25th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

(This post was originally published on April 12, 2010.)

Last week a study was published in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute that was given wide-spread negative press. “Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Even the opinion piece in the same journal ran the catchy title “Fruits, Vegetables, and Cancer

My Endowment’s Funding

By on August 13th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Every year beginning back in 2000, I have had the pleasure of reviewing all the nutrition and cancer research that the American Institute of Cancer Research (www.aicr.org) has chosen to fund that year in order to choose which research project will receive additional money from my endowment at AICR (which is funded by proceeds from the sale of my book, A Dietitians’ Cancer

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