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Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...

Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...

Congressional spouses attend briefing on military health initiatives

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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On March 13, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, teamed up with leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate over 20 congressional spouses (including a primary health care doctor and a mental health professional) on the military’s Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). HBI promotes healthier living to military and civilian personnel and their families. The program responds to research indicating that obesity has become a threat to troop ...

5 tips for eating well in your 20s

Posted by Allison Godfrey, Wicked Healthy Washingtonian on March 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Eating healthy can be a challenge at any age, but it can be especially hard for us twenty somethings. Many of us are out living on our own for the first time, experiencing our first full-time jobs and trying to get a handle on how to take care of ourselves. We’re trying to figure out how to be real, legitimate “grown-ups” and a part of that is managing our health and wellness. With so much else going on, however, ...