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Take Your Healthy Lifestyle with You on Vacation

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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June kicks off the summer vacation season and who isn’t ready for a little rest and relaxation? While enjoying your getaway, don’t forget to keep your health in mind. Making healthy lifestyle part of your everyday routine is necessary in cancer prevention. Sun safety, healthy eating and exercise are important steps we sometimes forget while vacationing. Start your summer off right with these simple tips to continue to stay on track during your time off.

Be a Quitter on World No Tobacco Day

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 31st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Did you know that… … 70 million Americans use tobacco products regularly? … cigarette smoking is linked to 90% of lung cancer cases? … tobacco is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States?

Say No to Indoor Tanning Beds. Know More. Do Better.

Posted by Lisa McGovern on May 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care. I CONFESS… I went to a tanning bed before attending a destination wedding, thinking I was getting a “base coat” that would prevent me from getting a sunburn.

Why Don’t We Take Tanning as Seriously as Tobacco?

Posted by Dr. Sherry Pagoto on May 21st, 2015 | No Comments »
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This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care by Sherry Pagoto, PhD. In 2009, upon review of the science on tanning beds and cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer assigned tanning beds a class 1 carcinogen, joining tobacco and asbestos in the highest classification of harm. In spite of this development, skin cancer rates have steadily climbed over the last 3 decades. Rising prevalence is seen especially in young women, ...