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New CDC registry could help identify link between firefighting and cancer

President Trump last week signed the bipartisan Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, sponsored by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY). The bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) track cancer incidence in firefighters through a voluntary registry. According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, cancer is the number one cause of death […]

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The best life hack? Wear sunscreen.

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know it can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme pain. Recently, a quick sunburn remedy went viral when a woman shared her DIY shaving cream trick to relieve pain and redness. While sunburn remedies can be temporarily helpful, it’s important to remember that no sunburn soothing methods […]

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What you need to know about grilling and cancer

For many Americans, cooking dinner on the grill is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Unfortunately, some research indicates that cooking meat at very high temperatures (usually by grilling or pan-frying) can form chemicals that change the meat’s DNA and may increase your risk of certain cancers. So far this has only been […]

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This Prime Day, shop to help Prevent Cancer

I admit it: I’m an Amazon addict. The convenience of shopping online and having anything I can imagine delivered to my door in just a few days is a dream come true. Every year I look forward to Prime Day, the day Amazon rolls out massive deals for Amazon Prime members. This year’s Prime Day […]

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Food, fun, and family – healthy 4th of July tips

Every Fourth of July, friends and family gather across the U.S. for fun and celebration. Independence Day parties often include sun, sports, and, of course, scrumptious foods! Here are some tips for staying healthy while having fun: Stay safe in the sun. Wear red in your outfit, not on your skin! Everyone wants to spend time […]

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Recipe: Non-alcoholic sangria

Recipe adapted from Epicurious. Nothing says summer like a pitcher of sangria shared with friends, but that’s not exactly the epitome of cancer prevention. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk of head and neck, liver, breast and colorectal cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says if you drink alcohol […]

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Cancer prevention at ASCO 2018

That’s the question I was expecting to get at the  American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual conference in Chicago. My co-worker, Kim, attended in 2017, and as she prepared me for this year’s event, she emphasized that many visitors to our booth were skeptical about preventing cancer. Fast-forward one year later and there was […]

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Keep your kids safe in the sun

A sunburn at any age can increase your risk for skin cancer, the most common cancer across the United States. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your kids lather up with a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen whenever they are outside this summer. Check out this infographic from Moms Love Best for great tips […]

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Farewell from Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jan Bresch

One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi; “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  I am sure that anyone who works, or has worked, in the non-profit field also believes these words to be true. I’ve spent the majority of my career in the nonprofit […]

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No, ‘sunscreen pills’ cannot protect you from skin cancer

A new trend that falsely claims to provide sun protecting benefits may be putting your health at risk. “Sunscreen pills” claim to protect you from sun damage—just pop the tablet and enjoy the sun’s rays without worry. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued […]