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Colon Cancer Screening Rates Down Among Obese White Women

Posted by PCF Admin on April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently released results of a study that found obese white women less likely than non-obese, white women or any African-American group to get screened for colon cancer. These findings mirror past results that indicate white obese women more unlikely to get mammograms or Pap tests. Obesity is a risk factor for both colon cancer incidence and mortality so the low screening rates among this group is especially alarming. One potential reason is obese white women may be embarrassed to undress for screening tests, resulting from a negative body image. If these findings are confirmed by future studies, outreach and education to this group may shift to address it. Colon cancer is preventable, yet screening rates are low across the board. Only 20-24 percent of men and women over age 50 have received a colonoscopy and only 12 percent have used fecal occult blood testing. Read the full Newswise release.

Training – the First Step to Getting Active This Spring

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are getting off their couches, heading outside and jumping into their favorite outdoor sport. But before you do, you need to prepare your body for the lifestyle change from sedentary, indoor winter to active, outdoor spring. Josh Lyon, personal training director at 24-Hour Fitness, recommends starting with cardio, strength, alignment and flexibility. Lashaun Dale, the national creative group fitness manager at Equinox gym, recommends circuit classes and ...

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

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Prevention - Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science Translational Medicine. There are multiple ways that some cancers can be prevented. Here are a few: 1 – Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. It may be hard, but more than 75% of lung cancer cases could be avoided in the U.S. if people didn’t smoke. 2 – Ask your healthcare provider ...

Healthy Recipes: Fig-Anise Rolls

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
Fig-Anise Rolls

Healthy Eating - Servings: 18 Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 5 hours To Make Ahead: Store cooled rolls in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Or individually wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat stored rolls at 350°F for about 10 minutes; reheat frozen rolls for about 20 minutes. Recipe Description: The early American yeast bread, anadama bread, made with molasses and cornmeal, inspired these delicious dinner rolls. We think the sweet figs ...