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Healthy holiday gift idea

Baking is one of my favorite holiday traditions, especially because these goodies are the perfect homemade gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Unfortunately, many seasonal treats are not-so-healthy, but homemade granola offers at least three antioxidant-rich foods linked to reducing your risk for cancer: oats, nuts and cranberries. It’s also easy to make and customize […]

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Trim your Thanksgiving meal with these 5 tips

It’s difficult to eat healthy on Thanksgiving, not only because you may tend to overeat, but because traditional dishes are often loaded with calories. Obesity is linked to at least 13 types of cancer, so it’s important to eat well and maintain a healthy weight―even during the holidays. We’re sharing five ways you can still […]

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Pumpkin spice quinoa cookies

Adapted from Skinny Taste blog Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for dessert, these cookies are packed with the hidden health benefits of quinoa, pumpkin and flaxseed. Quinoa is full of protein to keep you full longer, pumpkin is high in beta-carotene which may lower risk of certain cancers like lung and prostate, and […]

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How to train and prepare for your first 5k

Today’s blog post comes from Eric Bogy, the content manager at Fit&Me, to help you get ready for the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. Fit&Me is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals and transform your body by offering the best fitness equipment and knowledge you need. Recreational running can be a great […]

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Healthy after-school snacks

The school year has only just begun, but getting back into the school routine is a tough adjustment for a lot of kids. While it may be difficult to get them to eat fruits and vegetables after a long day at school, it’s important to provide healthy snacks to keep kids satiated and energized to […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As summer comes to an end it’s time to get serious, not just about work and other responsibilities, but about your health. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a critical time to discuss your prostate health with your doctor. Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men […]

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Vaccines can lower your cancer risk

There are vaccines available to reduce your risk of developing cancer and National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is the perfect time to learn how these vaccines can protect you and your loved ones from deadly diseases. Hepatitis B and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are common viruses that can lead to cancer. Most people infected with […]

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It’s possible to stay healthy in college

Whether the “Freshman Fifteen” is myth or fact, there’s no doubt that eating, sleeping and exercise habits change during college. But there are things you can do to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. Learn from my mistakes and follow these tips for a healthy college experience.   Schedule your time at the gym. […]

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Back-to-school vaccinations

For most families, back-to-school means it’s time to head back to the doctor. The start of the school year is a helpful reminder to visit your health care professional to get your yearly physical and address any health problems you haven’t had checked yet. For kids and teens, it’s also a good time to get […]

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Start the new school year with new healthy habits

Getting ready for school after a long summer vacation can be a tough adjustment for your kids. Irregular sleep schedules, binging on junk food and getting extra hours of screen time are fun during the summer, but can mean bad news in the classroom since studies show that active, healthy kids are more likely to […]