Understanding FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Posted January 21st, 2021

In the United States, before any vaccine can be given, it must be approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This process usually takes many years. However, during a public health emergency, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, the FDA has the option to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other […]

Begin Each Day…

Posted January 20th, 2021

Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Begin each day with a grateful heart.~ Abraham Heschel The above quote is one I have above my bathroom mirror. It has known many homes since I […]

COVID Vaccine Basics for Cancer Patients

Posted January 18th, 2021

What is the COVID-19 vaccine? The COVID-19 vaccine is used to give your body immunity to the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are two vaccines currently available. These vaccines use a technology called messenger RNA (mRNA). mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine for infectious diseases, but researchers have been studying and working with them for […]

Understanding Serving Sizes

Posted January 15th, 2021

Use these tips and nutritional information when thinking about serving sizes. Paige Dietz is a student dietetics volunteer at the Penn Abramson Cancer Center. She is currently working towards her second degree in nutrition at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, Paige obtained her BBA in marketing at LIM College in New York, […]