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 […]


All in the Family – A Story about Genetics and Breast Cancer

Posted October 12th, 2021

Melissa Hodgson, her mom, and sister share a lot in common—great smiles, blond hair, and little did they know, a BRCA gene mutation. A BRCA mutation increases the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers in both women and men. The family had absolutely no idea they were at risk until Melissa was […]


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 […]


Apple Season is Here!

Posted October 1st, 2021

Hello and welcome Fall, it’s nice to see you again! This time of year brings a bounty of delicious produce and today’s feature is all about a fall favorite: apples – a versatile and nutritious fruit! Let’s take a look: Fun and Fast Facts Did you know? Pennsylvania produces 400-500 million pounds of apples per […]


Autumn and Letting Go

Posted September 29th, 2021

Our weather has been more than a little unpredictable, but autumn is coming. Soon the weather will be cooler more often!!  The world will literally look different as the trees shed their leaves and provide a new cover for the earth.  I read a marvelous description of this change the other day by  Sarah Addison […]


Foodie Friday: Butternut Squash Macaroni Casserole

Posted September 24th, 2021

As we move into fall, grocery stores and farmer’s markets are moving beautiful, health-filled butternut squash to their produce sections! When I saw this recipe from our nutritionists, I realize this also is a perfect fall recipe for those of us who also love, love, love macaroni!  Pasta plus vitamin-packed squash….that is a great idea. Did […]


Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Spotlight on the PrE0506/DREAM3R Clinical Trial

Posted September 23rd, 2021

Although mesothelioma typically develops in the lining surrounding the lungs—about 75% – 80% of the time—it is not actually a type of lung cancer. Instead, it is a rare cancer that may begin in the lining of different parts of the body, including the abdomen, heart, and testicles. It makes sense, then, that Mesothelioma Awareness […]


Foodie Fridays: Apple Bok Choy Salad

Posted September 17th, 2021

While the temps may still be in the 80’s, apple season is upon us! Give this Apple Bok Choy salad a try!  It is easy, healthy and oh so yummy. It is also a good transition into fall salad.   Prep Time: 20 minutes slicing and dicing time Servings: 2 hefty portions Ingredients: 6 cups finely chopped […]


Scanxiety

Posted September 15th, 2021

All patients have complicated relationships with their scans not unlike the hate-love relationships we have with other technologies in our lives. We first learn we have cancer from scans, then learn from them if that cancer has shrunk or disappeared, then learn if it has come back. Scans are like revolving doors, emotional roulette wheels […]


September 11, 2001 – Strength is Not Always Unyielding

Posted September 11th, 2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As a way to honor the lives lost and help those personally affected, Ali Lopes shares the story of her dad, Sal, and how we can all respect and remember that day. We thank Ali for sharing her story with our readers. Like many, my family experienced an unfathomable […]