Banana-Berry Smoothie

1 c … Ice 1/2 Banana 1/2 c … Fruit: strawberries, blueberries, frozen mango or peaches 1/2 c … Yogurt 1/2 c … Fruit juice, water, or milk 1 tsp … flax seed and/or chia seeds (optional) Blend all ingredients together. Makes approximately 24 oz – about 2 servings. Variations can be made. Pineapple is […]

Humans of THANC: Ansley Roche, MD

For #FanGirlFriday, we interviewed THANC’s current surgical fellow, Ansley Roche, MD. Ansley Roche, MD How did you get into medicine? In high school, I had this great AP Biology teacher who cared and really saw the wonder in the everyday—it was infectious. I ended up doing well in the class, so I began searching for […]

Humans of THANC: Donna Joyner, NCT

For #FanGirlFriday, we interviewed Nurse Care Technician (NCT), Donna Joyner, a vital player in showing our patients the best care and treatment. Donna Joyner, NCT Why did you decide to pursue becoming an NCT? Dealing with people and patients is rewarding, and I like making a difference in people’s lives. So, I thought, if I […]

Meet Our Speech Pathologists: Cindy Ganz, SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD

On this #WomenCrushWednesday we interviewed THANC’s speech pathologists Cindy Ganz, SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD. The research they do is key to fulfilling part of our mission. Left to right: Cathy Lazarus, PhD and Cindy Ganz, SLP. What drew you to speech pathology? CG: I met this one woman who is a child language specialist and she […]

Research Update: 2016 Year-in-Review

  Functional Assessments Since inception of the Thyroid Head and Neck Research Center (THNRC) in November, 2009, 1,031 patients have agreed to participate in THANC studies. In addition, 1,670 functional assessments of voice, speech, tongue function, swallowing and quality of life have been conducted. Patients have been seen both pre- and post-treatment and patients have […]

Dr. Sergei Koralov: A Profile in Courage

They call it the most grueling one-day sporting event in the world, and only those who cross the finish line can lay claim to the title “Ironman.” Nobody would have thought Sergei Koralov among the finishers at the 2016 Lake Placid Ironman—especially not those who saw him immobilized by a recurrent cancer. But Koralov has […]

IRA Rollover Provision Extended and Made Permanent Law

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) permitted individuals to roll over up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualifying charity without recognizing the assets transferred to the qualifying charity as income. While this initial provision expired on December 31, 2007, it has been extended several times. On December 18, […]