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Congressman and Wife Probed

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lisa and Jim McGovern

It’s election season. Candidates across the country have been under a microscope, having every detail of their lives examined. Just a few short months ago, my husband – Congressman Jim McGovern – and I were being probed in a different way: by a colonoscope. More about that in a minute; first, let’s travel back in time a bit further…. Last year, both Jim and I turned fifty (yes, the big 5-0). Also, we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. HUGE milestones. So the ...

A ¡Celebremos la vida! Success Story

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Administration & Community Outreach on October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Celebremos

Help support this program with a StayClassy Award vote for the Prevent Cancer Foundation before this Friday, October 22! Following up on last week’s post about the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s nomination as a City Finalist for the StayClassy Charity of the Year Award for its continuing support of the ¡Celebremos la vida! program, the Foundation would like to share a wonderful story sent to us by Mary Wozniak, MPH, Celebremos  Program Coordinator at the Spanish Catholic ...

Breast Cancer Detection: An Expanding Array of Approaches

Posted by Rachel F. Brem, M.D. on October 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
Brem, Rachel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fortunately for us we have all become more aware of breast cancer partly because each and every one of us is personally affected by this disease that affects one in eight American women. Whether it be our sisters, neighbors, mothers, friends or colleagues we have all seen the impact breast cancer has on the individual and their family.  However, we have all also seen the triumphs of breast cancer. It ...

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 ...