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Prevent Cancer News Round-up: Week of Sept. 4 – Sept. 11

Posted by PCF Admin on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The below is the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the wellness and cancer prevention communities. CDC Chief Says U.S. Smoking Rate of 20% is 'a paradox' After a 40-year decline, the U.S. smoking rate has hovered around 20% since 2005, although states with aggressive tobacco control programs have seen their rates drop as low as 13%, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday. (USA Today) Judge Keeps Ban on Stem Cell Funds A U.S. judge refused on Tuesday to lift a ban on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research despite Obama administration warnings it would set back key research and cost more than a thousand jobs. (NY Times) Magic Mushrooms May Ease Anxiety of Cancer: Study The hallucinogen psilocybin -- known by the street name magic mushrooms -- may help ease the anxiety that often accompanies late-stage cancer, U.S. researchers said on Monday. (Yahoo! News) Scientists Create New Process to 'Program' Cancer Cell Death Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have engineered a fundamentally new approach to killing cancer cells. (Science Daily) Key to Melanoma Prediction, Prevention in "Co-Conspirator" Cells New research on how skin cancer begins has identified adjacent cancer cells that ...

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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Does Age Matter?

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Yesterday I was wondering what I would write about in this week’s post and came up blank. Until a conversation in the gym this morning made me question – “does age matter?” While on the elliptical a woman I occasionally talk with struck up a conversation.  I’ll be honest, at first I thought about pretending I didn’t hear her, because quite frankly I find it hard to work out and talk at the same time.  For me, ...

10 Ways to Make Exercise a Priority

Posted by Sally McRae on September 7th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Whether you enjoy exercising or not, a common pitfall we all face is keeping it a priority. I constantly interact with people failing to get their daily workout in because they are either too busy, too tired or simply unmotivated. Do these reasons sound familiar to you? Of course they do! Which is why you must read my top 10 Ways to Make Exercising a Priority. Make an Appointment:  At the beginning of each week, grab ...

Celebrated D.C. Chef Speaks Up for Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Spike Mendelsohn Chef, Good Stuff Eatery                       "On your 25th Anniversary we must take a moment to reflect on the very important work you do of researching and educating the public on the prevention of cancer. My grandfather, Sunny Nakis, was diagnosed and unfortunately passed away at a young age from cancer. Without a doubt, had we been better educated on cancer prevention it would have made a difference. I would like to congratulate you on the positive ...