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New Food Plate Worksheets Focus on Minority Populations

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Last week was National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15-21) and this year The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created food plate worksheets to promote healthy eating habits and cancer prevention for African American, Hispanic and Vietnamese audiences. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer stated that obesity is the second largest preventable cause of cancer diagnosis and death, after tobacco use. The ...

A Little Exercise Helps Smokers Quit and Live Longer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 24th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but quitting can seem like a daunting task. A large study in Taiwan involving over 430,000 smokers found that just 15 minutes of exercise per day increased a smoker’s chance of quitting by 55% and made them 43% less likely to smoke again after quitting. The author of the study, Chi Pang Wen, a professor at the National Health Research Institute and China Medical University Hospital ...

Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...

Daily Feats Challenge: Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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While Sunday’s Superbowl festivities provided some exciting thrills and spills, the Monday morning hangover from consuming a mix of wings, pizza, beer and Tums may have left you feeling a little under the weather. Those New Year’s resolutions you just made last month probably already seem ages away. Join the Prevent Cancer Foundation and DailyFeats to renew those promises of a happy, healthy new year and take the “Stop Cancer Before it Starts!” challenge. DailyFeats is ...