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School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
It was fun!

The Boulder Valley School District got an A+ for its health fair last week.  Keeping your people healthy is a challenge even the government struggles with, but getting information into the hands of your community and offering health screening all rolled up into one event is a win for everyone. The health fair offered information on healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and much more.  It also offered onsite screening for diabetes and high cholesterol.  Along with a stroll ...

Spokane, WA Hosts Exhibit

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Children walk through SuperColon in Spokane

The Spokane, WA stop at River Park Square mall sponsored by the Community Health Education & Resources was a great hit, with nearly 5000 people touring the Prevent Cancer SuperColon over the holiday weekend. It was a beautiful weekend and people of all ages enjoyed the exhibit. Visitors mentioned having already had a colonoscopy done, while others mentioned that they planned to schedule a screening in the near future. One young man mentioned that his father had ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant Bolsters Cervical Cancer Education

Posted by Kristina Hunken on September 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
A promotora de salud (health advisor) discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) during a CAA session.

Helping people get educated and take an active role in their health care can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to cervical cancer. While nearly 4,210 deaths are expected from cervical cancer this year in the United States, as many as 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening and proper follow-up care. Of the populations studied, Hispanic women are particularly at risk for this cancer. It is estimated that ...

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...