Published on February 14th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


April Ross & Dr. Joseph Russo On Their Work With GE Healthcare, The #DontSkip Campaign, Future Career Plans, Television & More

The statistics may be familiar, but they are still startling: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Yet early detection can reduce a woman’s risk of dying from the disease by 25-30 percent or more, and women who have regular mammograms are nearly 60 percent less likely to die of breast cancer than those who don’t. In turn, it is time for women to get back on track.

April Ross — an American beach volleyball player and 3-time Olympic medalist who most recently won gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics — is raising awareness of the importance of never skipping your annual mammogram, encouraging women to schedule one for themselves or for their loved ones. Her mother passed away from breast cancer, leading Ross to partner with GE Healthcare on its #DontSkip campaign to encourage women never to skip their annual mammogram.

On February 14, 2022, I had the pleasure fo speaking with April Ross and Joseph Russo, MD — a diagnostic radiologist specializing in mammography at St. Luke’s University Health Network, and a clinical assistant professor at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia — via Zoom, as embedded below. Besides GE Healthcare and its #DontSkip campaign, we talked about TV and upcoming projects. More on Ross and the #DontSkip campaign can be found here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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