As our country continues to wake up to the subtle and not-so-subtle ways racism remains in our lives and our institutions, it is important to point out how it impacts us so that we can explore ways to make it better. Dr. Paul Clark is a psychologist and a licensed social worker, and the staff psychologist for Ackerman Cancer Center. He penned a great essay exploring the ways racism impacts healthcare in an effort to start a larger conversation about what we can do to move forward.
Avocados are versatile and can be featured as the main ingredient or hidden. They are a superfood with a variety of health benefits for your heart, eyes, and mind, and Karen has a recipe that you will never believe uses avocados, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Medicine is an evolving science. We are constantly learning new information and how to apply our new knowledge to our lives. The American Cancer Society has recently updated its 2012 guidelines to reflect new knowledge on how lifestyle choices impact cancer risk and cancer death. Karen has summarized the new guidelines, added helpful links to diet and meal recommendations, and included a fantastic mango salsa recipe.
The impacts of what you eat aren’t just visible in your weight, they can also have an impact on your skin. A change in your diet could be the key to finally clearing up troublesome adult acne. Karen explains why and has a delicious summer quinoa salad recipe.
Learning you need additional imaging after a routine screening mammogram can be stressful. Finding out you need a biopsy can really get your mind racing. In this blog, Dr. Scuderi walks you through the biopsy process to ease concerns, and hopefully help you feel prepared to take this next step in breast care.
Originating in Central Asia, garlic is a member of the onion family and is a vital ingredient in cuisines all around the world. Garlic is both a culinary and a medicinal plant. When garlic is minced, crushed, or chewed, it creates a compound called allicin that enhances its antioxidant and medicinal properties. There are many
Man has been grilling, smoking, and even frying foods since the discovery of fire. Steaks and burgers with perfect grill marks paired beautifully with french fries is iconic, and we admit it tastes great. But those cooking methods come with risks, Karen has some food for thought as we head into this summer grilling season.
Herbs and supplements can significantly enhance or derail your cancer treatment. An in-depth conversation with a well-versed physician about the supplements you’re taking can make a big difference in how you feel and your overall outcome. Our guest blogger, Dr. Todd Robinson is a friend of Ackerman Cancer Center and a trusted resource for our patients. He lays out the importance of herbs and supplements during cancer treatment.
Our immune system is constantly working to protect us and keep us healthy. Our lifestyle choice can impact how well our immune system can function. The foods we eat play a large role in helping our body stay as healthy as possible. This article details some immune-boosting foods as well as a delicious recipe for Greek Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls.
COVID-19 has changed how we do everything, especially in healthcare, but not all of those changes are bad. Some good things came out of COVID-19. We realized new benefits to some of our most effective treatment options, and gained a new appreciation for technology. Click to read more about cancer treatment in the time of COVID at Ackerman Cancer Center.