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Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the surgeon general had never addressed the prevalence of skin cancer. He added that treatment costs could be cut by $27 ...

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 1

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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The 2015 Dialogue for Action ™conference on cancer screening started out with a bang. Hundreds of people traveled to Baltimore—some from places as far as Israel and Guam—to hear from experts on the latest innovations in health care prevention and screening and network with colleagues from across the country and around the globe.

Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 20th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Today kicks off Every Kid Healthy Week, a national campaign aimed to combat childhood obesity. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States are related to obesity, physical inactivity and/or poor dietary habits. With over one-third of all American children ...

Technology and Health Disparities

Posted by Vanessa Mason, ehealth Senior Manager, ZeroDivide on April 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
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In honor of National Minority Health Month, today's guest blog comes from Vanessa Mason, the eHealth senior manager at ZeroDivide. Minorities and other underserved or vulnerable communities have often experienced both concentrated poverty and isolation from knowledge and resources, and thus we see higher rates of cancer incidences and deaths than from other populations. As we observe the 30th anniversary of National Minority Health Month this April, it is important that we take a look at the ...

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