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Skin cancer is no joke

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - I am a very pale person and haven't tanned that frequently in my life. However, the few times that I've ever had a temporary tan or sunburn have caused permanent problems in my skin that I will be facing for the rest of my life. I've had about twenty moles removed throughout my twenty-four years of living thus far. About fifty percent of them came back as precancerous and would've developed into cancer if I waited any longer to have them removed. I went back to my dermatologist last week for my annual check-up and he found eight more moles that needed to be removed. Every time time I see my dermatologist, he finds numerous moles that look abnormal and according to the lab results of each mole I've had removed, he ends up being correct. I decided to change my annual appointments to semi-annual because I need to stay on top of this situation. I also know that I will be needing to get moles removed multiple times in the future. I honestly get scared to go to the dermatologist anymore because it upsets me to find out that I have more potential spots of skin cancer on my body each ...

World Health Organization expresses concern over e-cigs

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated grave concerns regarding e-cigarettes, which comprise a $3 billion global business with over 466 brands. In anticipation of the 6th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO released a report citing the need for regulations for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) due to concerns about this growing business and the potential to put people around the globe at risk for negative ...

Tips for a healthy, inexpensive lunch

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - PHOTO CREDIT Many have the misconception that eating healthy is expensive. But if you map out your meals and only buy what you plan to eat at the grocery store, you can reduce costs and make healthy eating more affordable. Healthy eating and regular exercise are important steps to stay fit and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Eating lean meats and vegetables and reducing salts and sweets in your diet keeps your body healthy and your immune ...

Staying healthy in college

Posted by Jennifer DeMarco, External Affairs Intern on August 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - As college students, we’re excited about being away from home for the first time and enjoying what is often referred to as “the best years of your life.” It’s easy to forget that living a healthy lifestyle in college will help set us up for a lifetime of healthiness and happiness long after we’ve earned our degrees and entered the “real world.” Here are a few tips to stay healthy and help to reduce your ...