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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

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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 ...

Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Not everyone on your holiday gift list will like a gym membership or running shoes. But fear not, here are some other healthy gifts for the people you will be shopping for this holiday season. Pomegranate. An easy, inexpensive and healthy gift, the pomegranate is a traditional Christmas fruit symbolizing fertility and birth. Loaded with antioxidants and thought by many to prevent some types of cancer, pomegranates are tasty as garnishes or as a standalone snack. ...