Managing Student Loans and Cancer

Posted September 12th, 2019

Student loans are the bane of many individuals’ existence. We need an education to land a good job, to make a decent salary and support ourselves. But, in obtaining that education, we rack up so much debt we will spend the first 20 years after school paying off large payments. This affects our ability to […]

Scholarships for Students Impacted by Cancer

Posted September 10th, 2019

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can overwhelm a family with medical bills and increased insurance costs for years to come. At the same time, families may have a loss of income while a parent leaves work for treatment or to care for a child with cancer. For childhood cancer survivors or children of a parent […]

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2019

In this webinar, Dr. Gary Freedman, provides an overview of the use of proton therapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Freedman is a radiation oncologist at Penn Medicine and a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

Balancing School and Cancer: A Back to School Blog Series

Posted September 4th, 2019

Returning to school every fall can bring up a lot of feelings—excitement, worry, frustration, nervousness, relief, uncertainty and hope—just to name a few. But, going back to school while coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment within the family can open up another can of worms. Whether it is the student or a member of the […]

Travel Safety

Posted August 27th, 2019

Taking a break when being treated for an illness like cancer can be restorative, relaxing, adventurous and fun. It reminds us that life is about more than visits to our healthcare providers, and tests and treatments. Vacations can promote family closeness and give you an escape from the stress of daily life. Finally, taking a […]

Internet Safety Part 2: Being Social Media Savvy

Posted August 22nd, 2019

I don’t know many people who don’t have at least one social media account. Whether it’s posting a status update, a photo, shopping, texting or tweeting, individuals are interacting on the internet via social media at alarming rates. In one minute on the internet in 2019: 1 million people log in to Facebook. 4.5 million […]

Safe Internet Usage

Posted August 19th, 2019

Hardly a day goes by when I’m not looking something up on the internet—a recipe, an actor on the IMDB, photos, knitting patterns, or that awesome deal at a favorite shopping haunt. Over the past 25 years—spending time on the computer/phone/tablet has become a normal function of my daily life. But it doesn’t come without […]

Caregiver Safety

Posted August 8th, 2019

Taking care of another person who is faced with a medical crisis can be simultaneously rewarding and challenging. With newer treatments, people are living longer while having medical and physical needs that require extra attention and TLC. Caregivers do incredible, demanding work day-after-day. Caregivers must be aware of caring for themselves to be able to […]

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Posted April 26th, 2019

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 […]

Beware the High Deductible Plan

Posted April 24th, 2019

Open enrollment is upon us at my employer. We are pretty lucky. We have excellent health benefits for a fairly nominal monthly contribution from each employee. There is no doubt the premiums (what we pay for our health insurance) have increased since I first starting working for my employer, but it is still incredibly affordable […]