This Saturday: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted October 22nd, 2021

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Tomorrow!

Posted October 14th, 2021

Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2022. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You can switch […]


Foodie Friday: Pumpkin EVERYTHING!

Posted October 8th, 2021

I admit I’m a pumpkin junkie. As soon as I could get my pumpkin spice coffee (in August by the way), I was ordering it up. I full-on believe it should be embraced year-round—but for now, I guess we just have to continue to accept it for what it is, a FALL flavor. I asked […]


Foodie Friday: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Posted September 3rd, 2021

I know we featured watermelon salad last week, but it is just so good right now! I stumbled upon this recipe for watermelon fruit pizza, a healthy-ish take on more traditional fruit pizzas that have a cookie crust. This one uses the watermelon as the “crust” and is topped with a creamy yogurt mixture and […]


Foodie Friday: Couscous Salad

Posted August 13th, 2021

I have a love/hate relationship with lettuce. I love it. It hates me. So, I was looking for an alternative for a summer salad, and one day, was just literally throwing stuff into a bowl when I came up with the scrumptious dish that is great for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish. Christina’s […]


Foodie Fridays: An Ode to Summer Tomatoes

Posted July 2nd, 2021

I love the smell of tomatoes in the sun. I used to have a little cherry tomato plant in my front yard as part of my urban garden. I would harvest about 30 baby tomatoes every year. But, I grew them. I tended to them. Watered them. Cut them back when they needed a trim. […]


Breaking News: Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Posted June 17th, 2021

It’s a great day for cancer survivors. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. This means The ACA is still the law of the land. Folks who rely on the ACA Marketplace or their state-based exchanges will continue to have access to purchase health […]


Checking in on our Mental Health

Posted May 14th, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the next few weeks, OncoLink will feature blogs about common mental health challenges faced by cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Please remember, if you are in crisis, help is available. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Helpline 800-950-6264 How are you doing? […]


The American Rescue Act: What You Need to Know

Posted March 16th, 2021

On March 12, 2021, President Biden signed the third COVID-19 related relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. Most Americans will benefit in one way or another from this bill. Let’s unpack what it may mean to you. Stimulus Payments Individuals earning less than $75,000 and couples with income less than $150,000 will receive $1400 per […]


Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day

Posted February 17th, 2021

What can you do TODAY to make someone’s day a little brighter? Why not think about making kindness the norm, rather than the exception? Here are some ideas from the OncoLink team to #choosekind and #explorethegood today—or any day. And remember, it’s not about recognition— it’s just about doing something out of the kindness of […]