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Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...

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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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 ...

Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part I

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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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 issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Read Part I of Andrea’s ...

Tanning bed lamps will now carry more warnings

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

FDA adds stricter warnings to tanning bed lamps The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified ultraviolet (UV) tanning lamps from class I (general controls) to class II (special controls) which will carry stricter regulations. Previously, tanning beds were regulated as “low-risk” devices. They will now carry a black box (which is the FDA’s strongest warning) that inform consumers of the risks of indoor tanning. These warnings will ...