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Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on November 17th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Zumba class at Ballston Common Sport & Health in Arlington, VA and I had such a wonderful experience! I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym regularly or goes running in my neighborhood, but I know that regular exercise is important to stay healthy and to help prevent cancer. Since I love to dance, Zumba was a perfect activity for me to try ...

Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of ...

AZCC Skin Cancer Institute Helps Babies Be Sun Safe

Posted by Heather Hiscox, MPH, Program Development Coordinator, The Arizona Cancer Center on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Arizona Cancer Center. The mission of the SCI is to prevent and cure skin cancer in Arizona. Arizona has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the nation: about 1,000 Arizonans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and several thousand develop non melanoma skin cancer. The funding is being used to assess the impact of the Hats On! ...

Consider Bicycling to Cut Costs and Save Lives

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study about the many economic and health benefits of more people replacing short car trips with alternate transportation. Several billion dollars and over 1,000 lives each year would be saved due to cleaner air, lower health care costs and increased physical health. The study focused on the impact of replacing half of all short car trips (5 miles or less) with bicycle use. The major health benefit included ...