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Give Thanks by Staying Active This Holiday

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.

Exercise Daily - Left: The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.   Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. It seems counter-intuitive then, that as we give thanks for our blessings—our health, I hope, chief among them—that we do not make an effort to live healthfully on this day. In fact, most of us do quite the opposite, eating rich foods to the point of discomfort and moving little. It’s not the only way! Eating healthy and staying active throughout the year are key factors in preventing cancer. In fact, new research shows that as much as one third of cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity. It’s certainly ok to indulge every now and then, but you can still make sure that your Thanksgiving meal includes plenty of vegetables, beans and whole grains. You can also counteract a big meal with some extra activity early in the day, leaving plenty of time to cook and enjoy a leisurely meal with your loved ones. Here are just a few options to get moving on Thanksgiving Day: Turkey Trot: Many cities host Thanksgiving Day races with course options ranging from 1-mile walks to 5Ks. Check online to find a ...

Support Cancer Prevention and Early Detection While You Shop

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The holidays are almost here, and many of us will be avoiding the long lines at the mall and doing our holiday shopping online instead. If you shop on Amazon, then you can check items off your to-do list AND support the Prevent Cancer Foundation at the same time! The Prevent Cancer Foundation has an ongoing partnership with AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation every time you shop, ...

Need health insurance? Now is the time to act!

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on November 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Remember these dates—November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. This is the window of “open enrollment” when individuals can purchase a new health insurance plan or change their existing plan. This means that if you are currently uninsured, it’s important that you act now to purchase healthcare coverage. If you already purchased health insurance, you should review your current situation to make sure that you have the right coverage. This applies to plans that were created under health ...

CMS Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on November 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Prevention Measures for Lung Cancer Take Center Stage Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening (Alexandria, VA) Medicare recipients received welcome news today. After months of lobbying from cancer patient and advocacy organizations, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Last April, the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee ...