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Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more likely to die from cancer than their white female counterparts. Latest research also shows that between 2005 and 2009, about ...

Healthier menus; Healthier profits

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Healthier meal options may start popping up on more restaurant menus with the latest research showing healthy food items meaning healthier profits for the restaurant industry. Looking at top fast-food and sit-down chains, researchers found that those that increased the amount of reduced-calorie options they served had better sales growth, greater increases in customer traffic and stronger gains in total servings than their competitors who offered fewer lower-calorie options. In 17 of the 21 restaurant ...

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

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A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and staying home to avoid spreading your germs at the gym. The important thing is to listen to your body, you ...

Retiring Senate champion introduces legislation to keep our children healthy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Senator Tom Harkin (IA) recently announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014, ending a tenure of public service that began in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, followed by election to the U.S. Senate in 1984. Senator Harkin can be cited as a champion of many important health issues – the Americans with Disabilities Act, embryonic stem cell research and medical research funding – to name just ...