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Nothing more patriotic than prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - (photo: Tim Hamilton) You’re headed out to the fireworks tonight. While blasting patriotic tunes on the patio, you jam a perfectly grilled cheeseburger into your mouth, so pumped that you can barely chew. More than a couple of alcoholic beverages later, you eat a gigantic piece of gooey, good old-fashioned chocolate cake. By the time you get to the fireworks, your food-induced coma has knocked the energy, life and holiday cheer out of your red, white and blue adorned limbs. I know you don’t want to hear me say, “Make your Fourth of July a healthy one,” but listen up: In 2014, it is projected that more than 580,000 people will die from cancer in America. Research shows that up to 60% of these cancer cases and more than 50% of these cancer deaths are preventable. More than one-third of U.S. adults and children are considered obese. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. We are not moving in the right direction. Poor health is not part of the “American Dream.” Let’s celebrate America by keeping Americans around. 4 tips to stay healthy today and still have fun: Eat raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and plain ...

Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America today, teenagers will be making a purely fashion and fad decision that could be harmful to their health, and in ...

Rooting for prevention at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run crew is proud to root for a team that cares about prevention. Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals recently announced that he is giving up smokeless tobacco after the death of his mentor, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn, who died on June 16 from salivary cancer at the age of 54, was a professional baseball player and Strasburg’s former coach at San Diego State. Smokeless tobacco, common in the professional baseball industry, significantly increases ...

Jeff Pulver: Living with intention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This story features an accomplished communicator and Internet pioneer who transformed his life through healthy eating and exercise. Make sure to check out the full spring 2014 issue of Cancer PreventionWorks. As founder and chief executive officer of pulver.com, and co-founder of Vonage and Zula, Jeff ...