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Cherokee Nation Proactive on Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Ruth Hummingbird, BBA Colorectal Cancer Project Coordinator Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program “Cherokee Nation colorectal cancer data shows a lower incidence as compared to the U.S. and Oklahoma, however, mortality rates are higher. Cherokee data suggests a higher occurrence of late stage diagnosis for this population group. Further, the Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital has a very high demand for colonoscopies. Education has been a big factor in later stage of diagnosis. Increased educational efforts, with the help ...

Breast cancer: From the Lab to the Living Room

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on October 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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This month the nation is awash in pink and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is doing its part to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection through funded research, outreach and education programs. Over its history, the Foundation has funded 75 breast cancer research projects. These important studies have ranged from biomarkers and imaging research to dietary factors and risk reduction strategies. The Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! program has been providing breast cancer screening and education in ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs ...

School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Boulder Valley School District got an A+ for its health fair last week.  Keeping your people healthy is a challenge even the government struggles with, but getting information into the hands of your community and offering health screening all rolled up into one event is a win for everyone. The health fair offered information on healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and much more.  It also offered onsite screening for diabetes and high cholesterol.  Along with a stroll ...