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Women’s Health Week: Make time for your health

In the United States, one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime, and research shows that up to half of these cases are preventable. Busy schedules can make prioritizing your health a real challenge, but the health choices you  make daily can help reduce your risk for several types of cancer. […]

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Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts webcast on social determinants of health

Where you live affects your health. Life expectancies and chronic disease rates vary from zip code to zip code, even across small geographic distances. Experts say the reasons for this are the social determinants of health, which are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of […]

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How to self check for testicular cancer

Today’s blog comes from Hims, a company that focuses on men’s wellness. Everything from hair loss to skin care, they spend time on the things that most men do not want to talk about. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, but the issue should really be addressed all year. This disease is the most common cancer […]

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What your zip code says about your health [webcast]

Webcast: What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 AM EDT Moderated by Maggie Fox, Senior Health Reporter, NBC News Panelists: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio […]

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“Check Your Mate” seminar

Given that Valentine’s Day and National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month both fall in February, it’s the perfect time to talk about the important role loved ones play in each other’s health. On Thursday, February 15, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program gathered for a “Check Your Mate” seminar to do just that. Congressional Families Executive […]

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National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

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Benefits of walking

Wearable technology like Fitbits and apps that track your steps have been growing in popularity, and Americans are making an effort to get up and get walking. But is hitting that coveted 10,000 steps a day really making a difference? In short, the answer is yes. 10,000 steps is an estimation of the physical activity […]

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Spring clean your wellness routine

It’s hard to find motivation in the winter to commit to a healthy routine with less daylight, colder temperatures and fewer outdoor activities. Now that spring is here, ditch the unhealthy habits you’ve developed and recommit to wellness. Here are five tips to get you back on track. Fix your bedtime routine. Sleep is an […]

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Reducing colorectal cancer rates in Alaska

Claudia Christensen, ANP, is a nurse practitioner and one of the first non-physician providers in the U.S. to perform screening colonoscopies. As part of a program developed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health System, she has helped increase early detection and screening for colorectal cancer in high-risk Alaska Natives. She is a past recipient of […]

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Cancer prevention: Seize the low-hanging fruit, then work upward

Today’s blog comes from Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and one of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is excited to welcome Ms. Dentzer to moderate the closing keynote panel “Visions for the Future of Cancer Prevention” […]