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Childhood Cancer Rates are On the Rise, What that Means For DIPG

Childhood Cancer Rates are On the Rise, What that Means For DIPG

It is no secret that the rates of childhood cancer have been steadily increasing in the United States over the last 40 years. This has been seen in clinical literature and reported by various government health bodies since the early 2000s. The New York Health Department released their own statistics in 2018 and used one […]

Can We Detect Gliomas Before They Form?

Can We Detect Gliomas Before They Form?

Urinary biomarkers have been used to test tumor-related protein secretions for a while in medicine, but in recent years has been especially helpful with inoperable brain tumors like DIPG. Urine serves as a suitable biomarker source due to its accumulation of systemic body changes through protein secretion, and it’s not invasive the way a biopsy […]

Things To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do: Self-Care

Things To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do: Self-Care

When we try to think of ways to implement self-care into our daily routines, it can be hard. With work, friends, and family obligations, life can be hectic. But that’s why it’s so important to take care of ourselves. Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, we get into a rut of believing that we have to […]

Ways to Support Local Businesses this Summer

Ways to Support Local Businesses this Summer

Last year local businesses took a huge hit because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 50 percent of all small businesses were forced to temporarily close, and active employment dropped significantly during this time. With that being said, small businesses are at the backbone of American society and need our support more now than ever. This […]

Protecting Yourself from the Sun this Summer

Protecting Yourself from the Sun this Summer

June is finally here and with it comes outdoor activities and the inevitability of sun exposure. We all want to protect ourselves from the sun and its harmful UV rays and the best way to do that is with sunscreen. However, not all sunscreens were created equally. There are two main types of sunscreen that […]