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Are You Keeping Up Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by Maggie Klee on January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Every year many of us commit to taking better care of our health, but we either don’t know how to go about it or think it’s too complicated and costs too much. January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month and getting screened is one way to start fulfilling your resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Globally, about 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. However, due to improved screening and vaccinations, cervical cancer is now a highly ...

Happy Health Literacy Month

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on October 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

October is Health Literacy Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to helping individuals from all backgrounds have access to, and understand, important health and medical information. What is health literacy? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." In other words, our healthcare system is hard to navigate and medical ...

Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or prolong our lives- our family medical history. [caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignright" width="270"] Knowing your family health history can help you determine your ...

Lively and thoughtful discussion of cancer screening guidelines planned for the 2013 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Health professionals who attend the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets will have a unique opportunity to hear a timely and important panel discussion on “The Future of Cancer Screening Guidelines: Reconciling the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening”. The discussion will get underway on Thursday March 21 at 4:35 pm at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Tim Byers, MD, MPH, an expert in cancer prevention research from the University of ...