Career/Life 3.24.2017

Enjoy a colonoscopy

Beth McKinney, director of Cornell Wellness, welcomes conversations about the experience of having a colonoscopy. “I’ve had two – both with no medication – and I found the whole experience to be amazing,” she says.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the message is: if you are aged 50 or older, it’s time for your colonoscopy.

“Colon cancer starts with polyps, and guess what – I had a polyp removed (it did not hurt at all),” says McKinney. “Colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, but you have to take a look inside to reduce your risk. If you are really not wanting a colonoscopy, there is another test you can do at home, but the colonoscopy is better. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss.”

Sign up for farm shares with community-supported agriculture

Cornell Wellness is working with Cornell Cooperative Extension to help employees eat more healthfully, farmers to reach more people with local foods, and to benefit the community in general. Both on-campus deliveries and pick up locations are available. View all CSAs. Or, check out a fruit & vegetable CSA brochure.

Some local CSA’s with on-campus pick-ups:

Pick-up programs are available on campus with the above farms at the following locations:

  • East Hill Office Building. Tanya Grove is the coordinator.
  • Vet Research Tower. Cindy DeCloux is the coordinator.
  • Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Lucy Pola is the coordinator.

Employees can choose any CSA they’d like to join, or even join more than one, depending on the items you want. General questions can be directed to Beth McKinney,, at Cornell Wellness.

Note: this year’s CSA Fair will be part of the county’s AgStravaganza!, April 1 on the Ithaca Commons.