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Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

Posted by PCF Admin on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the rise of health care penalties has been accompanied by the rise of wellness programs. More and more companies are encouraging their employees to make healthier lifestyle choices to curb rising health care costs. Company-sponsored wellness programs offer incentives such as lower health insurance premiums for employees who don’t smoke and who maintain a healthy weight. While some experts see health penalties as a necessity in a time of rocketing health care costs, others believe these penalties will affect low-income employees disproportionally. What do you think? Read the full article at Reuters. Insight: Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research ...

Healthy Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/4 teaspoons ...

Foundation Debuts Lung Cancer Awareness PSA Video

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

No Smoking - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has commissioned a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about preventable cancers and to share our vision to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” The Foundation is debuting “Good Old Days” to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the hope that you will share this entertaining video with friends, family and colleagues to extinguish the leading killer of cancer death in men and women. Lung Cancer may want a ...