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U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...

Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...

Power of Suggestion May Be Simple Exercise Motivator

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on | 2 Comments »
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A recent study found that simply posting signs suggesting individuals take the stairs is successful in motivating people to skip the elevator. Each sign featured the messages “Burn calories, not electricity. Take the stairs." and "Walking up the stairs just 2 minutes a day helps prevent weight gain. It also helps the environment." Researchers tested their theory in three buildings in New York: a three-story health clinic, an eight-story academic site and a 10-story affordable housing ...

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 ...