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Swap Soda for Healthy Summer Drinks

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Summer is the time of year to be outdoors, cooking out or picnicking with friends and family. The image of getting healthy is prevalent because people associate being outdoors with exercise. But did you know the food at your picnic could be contributing to the obesity epidemic? This year, as you shop for the family picnic, ditch the soda and sugar-based drinks for these healthy and delicious alternatives. Sugary drinks are a large contributor to the obesity epidemic. Obesity is a risk factor for many types of preventable cancers and causes one-third of all new cancer diagnoses. Healthy eating is an important step in cancer prevention. At your next back yard cookout or pool party, swap out soda and sugary drinks with these refreshing and healthy options.

Make Your Work Day Healthier During National Employee Wellness Month

Posted by Nicole Handler on June 4th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Today’s guest blog comes from Nicole Handler, a personal trainer, in honor of National Employee Wellness Month. The main reason I workout is for physical health, and I’m not just talking about having a good BMI. We know that leading a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping some diseases at bay, including cancer. And since my family history is riddled with cancer and other diseases I want to do everything I can to reduce my risk.

Take Your Healthy Lifestyle with You on Vacation

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - June kicks off the summer vacation season and who isn’t ready for a little rest and relaxation? While enjoying your getaway, don’t forget to keep your health in mind. Making healthy lifestyle part of your everyday routine is necessary in cancer prevention. Sun safety, healthy eating and exercise are important steps we sometimes forget while vacationing. Start your summer off right with these simple tips to continue to stay on track during your time off.

Reconnecting at ASCO 2015

Posted by Kerry McAuliffe on | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded nearly 450 early career scientists with grants and fellowships in cancer prevention and early detection over the past 30 years. We had the pleasure of meeting one of those scientists over the weekend at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. This conference brings together oncology professionals from around the world to discuss the latest in treatments, therapies and research. We enjoy attending every year to ...