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Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at cancer prevention, early detection and wellness news from around the Web. Sunglasses Should Be Worn All Year to Protect Eyes from UV Rays Harmful UV rays pose just as much of a threat to your eyes as they do to your skin. While the risk is highest in the summer, it’s important to protect yourself year-round when outdoors. (Washington Post) Fewer People Dying of Colon Cancer, Report Says A CDC report confirms ...

Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...