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Staying healthy in college

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - As college students, we’re excited about being away from home for the first time and enjoying what is often referred to as “the best years of your life.” It’s easy to forget that living a healthy lifestyle in college will help set us up for a lifetime of healthiness and happiness long after we’ve earned our degrees and entered the “real world.” Here are a few tips to stay healthy and help to reduce your cancer risk: Eat right. The “freshman 15” isn’t just for freshmen, and “all you can eat” does not equal “all you should eat.” So, go light on the pizza and desserts and be sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. When it comes to snacking, make sure you do it in moderation and stock up on healthy choices. Instead of cookies or chips, try yogurt or carrots with hummus. Drink responsibly. Of course, it is college and you want to have fun, but be sure not to overdo it. Besides being full of calories and potentially causing damage to your liver, drinking to excess puts you at increased risk for several cancers, including oral, breast and colorectal. Men should limit themselves to two drinks ...

Kickin’ Cancer

Posted by Stephen Lee on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - When my daughter, Sharon, asked family members to participate in the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21st, I was the first to sign on. I have never run a 5k (and don’t intend to!), and have little experience as a fundraiser, but I knew I wanted to help, so I joined team Kickin’ Cancer. Cancer took the love of my life from me, my wife Fong. Fong was a very caring person with a beautiful ...

Build a healthy salad

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often avoided because they are boring. These quick and easy tips will prove you wrong and teach you to build a nutritious salad ...

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - “Tanned skin is damaged skin and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.”   The Prevent Cancer Foundation was extremely pleased with the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. At the recent press conference, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, and melanoma survivor Stacey Escalante launched the call-to-action. Background Messages from all speakers were ...