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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Let’s face it – many people use the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a kick-off to a holiday eating frenzy that lasts through to the New Year – tipping the scales in the direction of unhealthy weight gain. The good news is that the “Holiday 10” is an urban myth. In reality, most Americans actually gain around a pound. The bad news is that studies show the weight gained over the winter holiday isn’t lost during ...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn. Staff on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status update at a time. With help from our Medical Advisory Board and other leading experts, we have compiled a list ...

Is There a Magic Bullet to Prevent Cancer?

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on November 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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If you see, read or hear medical news on television, magazines or the Web, you will find, almost daily, some cancer research study being published, or referred to, by those who seek to capitalize on those studies to sell their goods and services. In some cases those trying to capitalize will misquote or take the findings out of context, all the while promising that if you buy their product – today – you will live longer and avoid cancer. ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...