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Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...

New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...