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Technology and Tactics to Rev up Your Walk

Posted by PCF Admin on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Frequent walking promotes several health benefits such as disease prevention and stress relief, but finding the time or the motivation to engage in this activity on a daily basis can be cumbersome. Thanks to modern technology and smart walking tips, individuals have a variety of methods and devices to help put some pep in their step. Popular digital technology and innovative devices that boost motivation and intensify the walking workout include pedometers, smartphone apps, a weighted vest and an on-body monitoring device which measures one’s progress. Other tactics that save time and prevent boredom include holding a walk-and-talk meeting for work, incorporating different activities like sprints or jumping jacks, joining a walking club and changing your walking route in order to enjoy a change of scenery or a new adventure. Read the Full Washington Post Article

Military Women May Experience Greater Risks for Breast Cancer

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Regular Screening - Soldiers may seem invincible, but when it comes to breast cancer, many female soldiers are at greater risk than their civilian counterparts. A recent study at Walter Reed Medical Center revealed military women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to face a breast cancer diagnosis than other women in the same age group. Research suggests that increased exposure to risk factors such as oral contraception usage, toxic chemicals and industrial jobs could explain the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The National Museum for Women in the Arts, hosted the “Empowering Women on Prevention” panel on October 2. The lively discussion focused on empowering women and the steps they can take to reduce the risks of cancer. WUSA 9 TV anchor and Prevent Cancer sustaining board member Andrea Roane moderated the panel, that featured three amazing women who shared a wide spectrum of knowledge on women’s health issues ...

Freefest 2K12—Music+Cancer Prevention Awareness

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on October 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s booth at Virgin Mobile Live Freefest this past Saturday was a huge success! For those of you unfamiliar with Freefest, it is a huge music festival held at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD. An estimated 35,000 people attended this year, and we were able to spread the word about the Prevent Cancer Foundation to thousands of people at the event! [caption id="attachment_8256" align="alignright" width="276"] Prevent Cancer staff from L to R: ...