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“Ask the Experts is a monthly live video series that features medical, legal, scientific, and wellness professionals who address questions that matter most to those affected by breast and ovarian cancers. Topics range from cancer-related cognitive fatigue (“chemo brain or brain fog”), sexual health, and clinical trials, to nutrition, clinical trials, and more. Questions are compiled monthly and answered in a live episode on Facebook, and all episodes are recorded and archived in our online video library, HER Library. 

Ask the Experts
December 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST on Facebook

Heightened Cancer Risks for Black Women – What’s the Story?

Jolene Hart joins to discuss the frequent use of hair relaxers and hair straightening products (more than 4 times a year) has been shown to double the risk of uterine cancer and increase the risk of breast cancer by 30%. In this Ask the Experts, we’ll discuss the findings of these studies, the products they apply to, and the developing research around personal care-related cancer risks for Black women.


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December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST on Facebook

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Therapy

Join Diane Reibel, Ph.D. as she discusses the benefits of meditation therapy designed for stress management and treating a variety of illnesses such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, skin and immune disorders. 


About the Experts

Jolene Hart

Jolene Hart, CHC is a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and founder of the pioneering beauty coaching practice Beauty Is Wellness. She is the author of the bestselling Eat Pretty book series, which helps readers build a lifestyle that supports their beauty and health using nutrition and self-care, and the newly released Ignite Your Light, a guide to your personal energy’s role in beauty, healing, and joy. At the heart of Jolene’s work is her desire to empower women with knowledge of their own ability to shape their lifelong beauty and health with simple tools and habits. Her private coaching looks at many areas of life, from stress and hormones to diet, digestion and safe personal care products, to help women build a lifestyle of beauty that enables them look and feel their best from the inside.

Diane Reibel, PhD.

Dr. Reibel is the Director of the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. She co-founded the Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at Jefferson in 1996 has been teaching MBSR for over 25 years to patients, medical students, healthcare professionals, schoolteachers as well as to people living in long-term care facilities and homeless shelters.


In addition to her passion for teaching mindfulness she studies the physiologic effects and health outcomes of mindfulness training and her research is published and widely cited in both scientific journals and the popular press.  Dr. Reibel is coauthor of the book Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators and co-editor of Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook.

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