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Shure Family Establishes Memorial Fund Honoring Michael Shure

Posted by PCF Admin on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Shure Family of Baltimore, MD has established a memorial fund to celebrate the life of Michael A. Shure. The family has requested that contributions in Mr. Shure’s memory be sent to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “The Shure family has been long time supporters of the Foundation, both personally and through Cardon Healthcare Network, of which Michael was chairman. I am honored both personally and as President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation that the family is celebrating Michael’s life through support of cancer prevention research, education and community outreach,” said Carolyn Aldigé. To make a memorial gift in honor of Michael A. Shure click here.

Consider Bicycling to Cut Costs and Save Lives

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study about the many economic and health benefits of more people replacing short car trips with alternate transportation. Several billion dollars and over 1,000 lives each year would be saved due to cleaner air, lower health care costs and increased physical health. The study focused on the impact of replacing half of all short car trips (5 miles or less) with bicycle use. The major health benefit included ...

Moderate Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Research - A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a correlation between the consumption of alcohol and increased risk of breast cancer. The data showed that even low-levels of drinking (3-6 glasses of wine per week) led to a 15% increase in breast cancer risk and that women who consumed higher levels of alcohol (at least 2 drinks per day) were found to have a 51% increase in breast cancer ...

Moderate Exercise Offsets Extra Holiday Pounds

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Weight gain is a recurring concern for many people during the holiday season. However, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have a gift of good news for you this year! Staff scientist Paul T. Williams found that runners and walkers, even those with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and unhealthy diets, gain significantly less weight over time than those who have similar diets and do not exercise. Worried about your weight this holiday ...