Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling


Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage. This Men’s Health Week, learn why all men with breast cancer need genetic testing and how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is helping men improve their health.

“For the first time, men can access investigational treatments in clinical trials and contribute to scientific advances and knowledge for others with this disease,” says Tatiana M. Prowell, MD, breast cancer scientific liaison at the FDA.

Read the Consumer Update to learn about breast cancer treatments for men.


Starbucks … dads need parental leave

Petitioning Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and COO Kevin Johnson

Starbucks: Give paid parental leave to dads

I am so disappointed to learn that Starbucks doesn’t offer dads any paid parental leave. Starbucks offers 6 weeks paid parental leave to new moms as well as to adoptive parents – but leaves out birth dads. That doesn’t make any sense!

I’m a new dad, and I love Starbucks. After my son was born, we spent countless afternoons cruising our neighborhood together. We have a regular route, and it always starts with dad getting a little treat at the nearby Starbucks. The staff were always so nice to us, and it was a warm and welcoming environment for a new dad who was often in a sleepless haze.

I am asking Starbucks to update its policy to catch up with the modern standard for paid parental leave and include dads.

I think of Starbucks as a forward-thinking and modern company – one that would recognize that all parents should be able to be there when a new child arrives. As a father, I know that taking time to bond with a new child is critical for families.

As one of the largest employers in the country, I’m asking that Starbucks update their paid parental leave policy to include dads – because it’s good for families, and they’re a great business who has a chance to be even better.

If you want to read more about the paid family leave practices at the largest employers in the country, check out the new report by PL+US.

Petition by Matt and PL+US

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Heating Things Up

summer grilling

It is summertime and the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline agents are heating things up by answering your food safety questions! Hotline experts keep the public safe from foodborne illness by answering calls on all sorts of food safety topics.

Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular questions answered during summer.

What’s Cooking

Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures

Food Poisoning

Food Safety News for Educators

Report a Problem

Contaminated Carbo Load

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Stay Cool on the Hiking Trail

If the warmer temperature draws you outdoors for a brisk hike through the mountains or even your local park, be sure to stay cool on the hiking trail with these simple tips.

Make Food Safety Part of Your Father’s Day

Still looking for a Father’s Day gift? Consider getting a food thermometer, perfect for safe grilling during the warm months.

When using a food thermometer, remember these three easy steps to cook like a PRO:

1. Place the thermometer

2. Read the temperature

3. Off the Grill!

Read more about how to cook like a PRO.