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Mary C. Powers

Scientific & Medical Content Writer

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Mary C. Powers writes about science and medicine for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She is a former journalist who has written about everything from the space shuttle and NASA’s Voyager program to biomedical and clinical research. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Memphis. She believes in the power of stories to foster understanding and appreciation for scientific and biomedical research.

Posts by Mary C. Powers

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Tips for Childhood Cancer Survivors on Staying Financially Fit

by Mary Powers May 10, 2024

Financial woes are a common late effect of childhood cancer. Learn from the experiences of a 3-times cancer survivor and explore tips for managing financial stress.

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Playing ‘Statue’ Can Have Big Rewards: Tips for MRIs without Anesthesia

by Mary Powers April 17, 2024

Learn how to help your child undergo a successful MRI scan without anesthesia or sedation.

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A Childhood Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Dating

by Mary Powers January 30, 2024

Dating is a skill you can learn. Read tips on how to get started and ideas for incorporating your cancer history into the process.

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