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Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.
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Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist and served as an attending physician in diagnostic radiology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. for many years. Specializing in body imaging, involving CT, Ultrasound, MRI and interventional procedures, much of her practice was dedicated to the diagnosis of cancer and AIDS. She is the daughter of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Mrs. Matilda Cuomo and sister to Governor Andrew Cuomo and ABC’s Chris Cuomo. She resides in New York. Cuomo's book, A World Without Cancer, was published October 2012 by Rodale. She is a board member of Lesscancer -- a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Entries by Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 8:52 AM

It is now 2016, and Americans hope for a brighter, healthier new year. Are Americans healthier today than they were last year or the year before? Will there be fewer people diagnosed with cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, it is projected that in 2016 there will be

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The 9-Minute Meal: Healthy Eating for a Leaner America

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 1:27 PM

Are Americans winning the war on weight gain? The truth is disappointing and inescapable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that obesity rates in the United States are stable but high across the country. More than one-third, or 78.6 million of U.S. adults are obese, and...

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Pope Francis Leading the Way for a Cleaner, Safer World

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 2:13 PM

As a Catholic and as an American, I am especially delighted that Pope Francis will soon visit the United States. His is an inspiring and provocative leader of the Catholic Church, and he has already spoken out on some of the most challenging issues of our time.

In June 2015,...

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Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

(9) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:55 AM

On May 20, 2015, New York State will host its Cancer Prevention Summit in Manhattan.

This bold initiative is the work of the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, and his colleagues at the New York State Department of Health. Many health related organizations...

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Making Prevention a Priority for Our Future

(25) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 8:19 AM

For the past 10 years, The Huffington Post has been a part of our lives, bringing us news from around the world. It is also a place where individuals with interests and expertise in a wide variety of areas can express their views and share information. I am grateful to...

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A Prevention Diet: Good for America

(38) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 1:01 PM

Something happened in February, 2015, that could enhance the lives of millions of Americans. The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was issued in February. The Committee was established by the Secretaries of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), and the...

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Prevention Is More Essential Than Ever in the Fight Against Cancer

(30) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 11:13 AM

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is as true today as it was when we heard our grandparents say it. In 2015, Americans should know that what we eat, drink and how much we exercise have a profound effect on our health and well-being. Exposure to...

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At Christmas, I Am Grateful for Good Leadership

(11) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM

The holiday season encourages me to reflect on the significant events in our family. A new marriage, a baby born, new projects and initiatives launched, and in my case, the outstanding achievements of my brother, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo. Growing up in a political family, I soon learned that...

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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Prevention Must Be a Priority

(20) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 11:20 AM

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a time to reflect on the inspiring stories of women being treating for breast cancer, and those who have survived. In the United States, a woman born today has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her...

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It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Almost 80,000 chemicals are sold in the United States, and we are exposed to many of them on a daily basis. We know with alarming certainty that some of these cause cancer, but most remain unexamined and unregulated.

In its 2010 report, entitled, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What...

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Our Children Are Our Future

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 11:55 AM

As adults, we realize that the real future lies in the hands of our children and grandchildren. Our first priority should be the nurturing and education of America's youth.

We'd like to believe that Americans live longer than most other people in the world. Sadly, that is not the...

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E-Cigarette Sales to Minors: Hooking a New Generation?

(158) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 12:55 PM

"Vaping" is the term used by many middle and high schoolers to describe the inhalation of vapors from an electronic cigarette. Celebrities have advertised e-cigarettes in advertisements and in the movies, and until now, it has been legal for a teenager to purchase them.

In April, 2014, the

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Sleep, Stress Management and Cancer Prevention

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Many of us have learned that a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains, daily physical exercise, and protecting our skin from the sun can significantly reduce our cancer risk. Ending smoking and limiting alcohol are also high on the list of ways to prevent cancer.

But how...

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National Cancer Prevention Day Is an Opportunity to Focus on What Should Be an American Priority

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 12:15 PM

National Cancer Prevention Day, Feb. 4, is a great opportunity to focus our attention on what should be an American priority.

Scientific evidence tells us that over 50 percent of all cancers are preventable by applying what we know right now. Attention to diet, exercise, avoiding alcohol, protecting our skin...

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Mammography: A Limited Tool for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:33 PM

Mammography has been the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer since the 1970s but has been surrounded by controversy more recently. In 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that routine screening mammography begin at age 50, and that screening should be optional for younger...

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Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

(7) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.

"Doctors are trying to deal with what's broken already, rather than trying to prevent...

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The Truth About Health Care Costs

(70) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 8:16 AM

Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, all Americans can agree that our health care costs are unsustainable -- and the sooner we acknowledge that, the better. A new report from the Institute of Medicine reveals the truth about the way our health care dollars are spent. The IOM committee, made...

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Buyer Beware

(5) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 7:52 AM

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children's drinking cups. Good news, to be sure, but why must we wait to have this likely carcinogen eliminated from our dietary supply entirely?

BPA, or bisphenol-A, is a...

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Beauty and the Beasts

(12) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:12 AM

As incredible as it sounds in 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) currently classifies more than 400 chemicals, many of which are used in consumer products, as carcinogens or probable or possible carcinogens. Some are pesticides and other chemicals found in food, but plenty are...

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Why Cancer Treatment Is Fatally Flawed

(258) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 10:58 AM

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts' recent announcement that she had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) -- a group of conditions in which the cells in the bone marrow are damaged -- certainly came as a shock to her fans. Just five years before she had, as...

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