Education

Cancer Awareness and Survivor Support Group Breakfast at Abe Stark School, PS 346

We were honored to be asked to provide a program at Abe Stark School and to the close-knit community of Starrett City/Spring Creek Towers. 15 parents and staff members participated on October 31st and they accepted us warmly. There was breakfast and home baked cupcakes. Most of the participants had grown up together, attended school [...]

Our Recent Programs at the Women’s Health Pavilion/NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach, LCSW recently presented two wellness programs on July 16 and 23 to families receiving prenatal and obstetrical services at the Women’s Pavilion. These presentations are part of an initiative to bring ongoing health education programs and services to families receiving health care at the pavilion. Programs are open [...]

Chair Stretching & Meditation at Elmhurst Branch, Queens Public Library (QPL)

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach, LCSW presented Chair Stretching, Meditation and General Wellness Part 1 on July 16, 2018. 17 students and 2 ALC staff attended. The students were primarily Beginner and Intermediate English Language Learners. Our chair stretching and meditation program at the Elmhurst Library ALC is very popular and was designed [...]

Chair Stretching & Meditation at the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Chair Stretching and Meditation on December 8, 2017 at the Adult Learning Center at Elmhurst Branch of the Queens Public Library. The two hour workshop was open to all Adult Learning Center students, staff and community members. Participants were highly engaged in the workshop. Many [...]

Sweet Dreams: Tips to Help you Sleep Better (Part 1)

Like children, adults may need to take conscious steps to relax ourselves and tuck ourselves into bed at night. When insomnia creeps in, use this tip guide to create a comfortable sleep environment—including a routine of relaxing activities–to help you get the rest you need. Wake up at the same time each day and go [...]

Black Women and Breast Cancer

In our work with cancer patients and their caregivers in the underserved and minority populations throughout Queens, we have learned that health and health care are not the same for everyone. Unfortunately, through all stages of breast cancer—prevention, diagnosis, and treatment—women of color have serious disadvantages when compared to white women and the trend shows [...]

New York State Breast Density Law Creates Cancer Screening Awareness

If you’ve received a mammogram anytime within the last 3 years, you may have questions about a new section in the results about breast density. Since 2013, mammogram results from New York state mammography providers may include the following wording: Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is very common [...]

19 Healthy High School Breast Cancer Awareness & Fundraising Ideas

When we visit Queens-area high schools for our Be A Friend To Your Mother breast cancer education workshops, we love it when schools get involved by doing additional awareness activities and fundraising. School-wide activities that get students engaged outside the classroom can be a great way to get deeper understanding of breast cancer prevention skills [...]

Tips For Your First Mammogram

According to cancer screening guidelines, if you’re over 40, or if you have a family history of breast cancer, it’s time to start thinking about getting an annual mammogram. A mammogram is a x-ray picture of the breast and is used to screen for breast cancer. When it’s used to check for breast cancer in [...]

How A Patient Navigator Can Improve Cancer Treatment & Empower Patients

A week ago, SHAREing & CAREing received this message from a frustrated patient: I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The first surgeon suggested was stopping practice, the next is out of network. I got an oncologist in the network, but I was told to get a referral from a surgeon first. My appointment for the [...]

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