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Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the first legislation passed since 1965 that includes prevention coverage for Medicare and Medicaid ...

It’s World Hepatitis Day

Posted by Kennesha Baldwin on July 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today marks the 6th Annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD). A day where groups from across the globe come together to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its connection to liver cancer. Did you know Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer if left untreated? At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we are focusing our efforts around the prevention of Hep B and Hep C because of this connection. According to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 27th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun exposure and Vitamin D. Everyone needs to know and understand the risks of too much sun exposure as skin cancer ...

Check Yourself Out

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men ...