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Go Smoke-Free #2PreventCancer

Posted by PCF Admin on November 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lung Cancer PSA

No Smoking - Today marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to lay off the habit for at least 24 hours and to use this date to make a plan to quit smoking. By quitting smoking, an individual can take steps toward a healthier lifestyle – one that can lead to reducing lung cancer risk while improving the lives of those around them. According to the American Cancer Society, there have been great results since the start of the campaign in 1977 including dramatic changes in attitudes about smoking and a “cultural revolution” in tobacco control. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also states that between 1978 and 2009, the percentage of adults who smoke in the United States fell from 34 percent to 21 percent. But with more than 46 million smokers in the U.S. who still haven’t kicked the habit, there is much more progress to be made. Research shows that nearly one-third of cancer deaths are attributed to smoking. Non-smokers who are exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk for lung cancer and other respiratory problems as well, with secondhand smoke causing 443,000 deaths each year (CDC). Even 'third-hand smoke' — toxic residue left behind on hair, clothes, furniture ...

A Dialogue for Action That’s Magical

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
Don Nease, M.D.

25th Anniversary / Conferences - Donald E. Nease, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan  “The National Dialogue for Action meeting on colorectal cancer is the only meeting I attend where survivors, advocates, public health, providers and researchers come together to discuss meaningful ways to advance the effort to reduce suffering from colorectal cancer. Normally, it’s just one or two of these groups in the room at meetings, but the Dialogue brings us all together, and that is magical! ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn staff on November 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds A recent study suggests that annual CT scans can greatly reduce the lung cancer death rate, and possibly detect other serious illnesses. (New York Times) Many Americans Caught In Cycle Of Stress And Unhealthy Ways To Manage It Nobody likes to be stressed – but there are side effects that you ...

Healthy Recipes: Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

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Bluberry Coconut Macadamia Muffins

Healthy Eating - The one-two punch of coconut and macadamia nuts in this luxurious muffin will make you think you're having your morning coffee in Hawaii. Drizzle this healthy recipe with honey for an added touch of sweetness. Servings: 12 Total Time: 1 hour Prep Time: 20 minutes To Make Ahead: Store, individually wrapped, at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, remove plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel and microwave ...