Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby’s life — while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby's life -- while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Doctors create special shield to protect baby in utero as pregnant mom undergoes radiation for an aggressive brain tumor at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center BY Erica Pearson Timmy Sternberg’s first birthday party in June was a low-key celebration — just his parents, his three big brothers, and a homemade cake in the family’s Washington [...]


We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the [...]


The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live 2013 The Brooklyn Free Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT) That’s right folks, our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be a presenter at the TEDMED Conference on April 20, 2013, sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic. This is a big deal! Her [...]


Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz dies after six-year battle with leukemia | NY Daily News

Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz dies after six-year battle with leukemia | NY Daily News

By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In April, the Daily News ran an article about aspiring rapper Jeffrey Perdomo, who at the age of 26 was battling his third round of cancer. On June 25, Perdomo, who went by the name of Lazaruz or Laz, died at Mount Sinai Hospital due to [...]


Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz battles his third round of cancer with beats and rhymes | NY Daily News

Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz battles his third round of cancer with beats and rhymes | NY Daily News

By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hip-hop artists often believe they are rapping about matters of life and death. Never more so than Washington Heights rapper Lazaruz, better known as Laz, who will release his second album this June. But instead of spitting rhymes about selling drugs or popping bottles in the [...]


CUMC’s Department of Surgery Blog Profiles Our Very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes & Her Women’s Wellness Series

Women’s Wellness Series by Columbia Surgery Making a difference in the lives of women with breast cancer. It’s one thing to know that we ought to eat a healthy diet and exercise. It’s another to change our lifestyle and put that knowledge into daily practice. And it’s yet another entirely to inspire others to do [...]


The Elixir – It Takes A Village To Heal

The Elixir – It Takes A Village To Heal

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) & Jyoti Kaushal Last year local residents were shocked to hear that North General Hospital located in central Harlem was closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy. This was devastating news to our already medically underserved community but more directly to those patients [...]


Support Your Local Movember Team, Upper Mo-Hattan

Support Your Local Movember Team, Upper Mo-Hattan

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo) What do you get when November hits, and thousands of men and families come together to bring awareness to programs/initiative supporting men’s health? Well, a stylish and lovely moustache. Plus, a movement called – the Movember Campaign. So without further ado, get to know your team members, Uptown! You can help [...]


Vibes: My Ode to Heavy D

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I always knew that I would one day meet Heavy D and let him know how much his music meant to me. Well, really one song in particular. While I have been a fan of the man since I first heard The Overweight Lover’s Is In The House, I have been [...]


Scars of Love: The SCAR Project @ Openhouse Gallery

Scars of Love: The SCAR Project @ Openhouse Gallery

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) All photos by John Mazlish. It has now has been 3 years since Eileen Z. Fuentes, my young wife and the mother of my 3 daughters was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. On the fateful day, September 19th 2008, my family and I took an unplanned and unpleasant trip to what, Pulitzer [...]


THE ELIXIR – TOXIC COSMETICS

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes As I was walking down St. Nicholas Ave, I was surprised to see that some of the most notable brand name cosmetics were available on any given street corner right here in this neighborhood for a good price. Even the economical drugstore brands could be purchased for less. On this particular [...]

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