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Step Away 5K: Walking the Walk

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on June 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The part I have loved about the challenge this year is I’m not alone. Last year being the only one in the limelight was a bit daunting.  This year I’ve been joined by my sister Brenda and several of my Prevent Cancer Foundation co-workers, who have accepted their own challenge of making healthier diet decisions and of including exercise in their daily routine. They are walking the walk together: encouraging each other to work through challenges and celebrating ...

Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   What I do have is years of paying attention to medical guidelines, the knowledge garnered from working with healthcare professionals for many ...

Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge again.  We all must deal with something in our lives.  For me, it was quite simply that I was beginning to feel ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...