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One Visit in a Tanning Bed Increases Your Chance of Cancer by 57 Percent

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Events - Tanning beds can be easier to find on college campuses than fast food. Colleges and universities in the United States are making tanning accessible and convenient for students. Some colleges provide indoor tanning beds on campus or in housing complexes, which often accept campus cash cards as payment. Colleges and universities are using indoor tanning as a “perk” for college students.

It’s Men’s Health Week

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on June 15th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Today kicks off Men’s Health Week, a national event to raise awareness for preventive men’s health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the #2 cause of death for men in the United States. Research has proven that more than half of cancer deaths can be prevented. Aside from our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, here are some health tips men tend to ignore.

Swap Soda for Healthy Summer Drinks

Posted by Monique Smaby 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 ...

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.