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Smokers Looking to Quit Can Benefit from Weight Training

Posted by PCF Admin on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the control group, and a follow-up investigation three months later found that the percentages were largely the same. With only a 25 person sample size, the results cannot be generalized to the entire population yet, but it remains an encouraging finding. Follow the link below to read the full article from the Los Angeles Times. Weight lifting may help smokers quit

After August Recess on the Hill

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Advocacy - If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will ...

Researcher Q&A with Pak Kin Wong, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on August 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - This month the Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Pak Kin Wong, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2008. His research focused on identifying compounds that could inhibit and prevent cancer tumor formation. We asked Dr. Wong about his work and the importance of funding cancer prevention and early detection research. 1.  What led you to the field of ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Why Your Gift to Cancer Prevention is Important to Me

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on August 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - So, we are all rather preoccupied lately. Work is demanding; there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are planning for last minute vacations before the weather turns colder. We are getting the kids ready to go back to school. We are eagerly anticipating the start of football season… There are a million things on our daily “to do” lists that distract us from the urgency of taking the ...