Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Healthy at the holidays

Posted by Lisa Berry on December 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
hot chocolate

Healthy Eating - Seasonal food, drinks and parties are some of the most fun traditions of the holiday season. But come January 1st, many of you will be putting eating healthfully at the top of your New Year’s resolution list after making poor food choices or overeating all December. There is still time before the end of the year to get a head start on the New Year and make healthy choices, while still enjoying seasonal treats. Eating healthfully is not just a New Year’s resolution, it is an everyday commitment to put your health first and to reduce your risk of cancer. Stay healthy this holiday season with these tips to take control of the party buffet table and avoid packing on the dreaded holiday pounds. • Don’t skip a meal. If you know the buffet is calling your name, eat a small meal instead of skipping lunch so you don’t overindulge. • Limit portion sizes: Buffets and potlucks make it especially tempting to overeat. Instead of piling up your plate with indulgences, fill your plate with healthy items you know you will eat, then take a sample (one or two bites) of things you would like to try. • Fill your plate first with heathly ...

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, ...

Winter weather is no excuse

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
spin class

Exercise Daily - Let’s be honest—we all have a love/hate relationship with winter. We love the magic of the holidays, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, trendy scarves and ugly sweaters. Some people even love snow! But our daily routines are interrupted by the cold weather, especially as we try to stay fit in the winter months. Those of us who base our fitness routines on running, biking, tennis or other outdoor activities are suddenly more inclined to ...

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharon Pine

Research - Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Sharon Pine, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, to give us an update on her study of biomarkers for early detection ...