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Blue skies, sunshine & the Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Cartersville, GA

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on March 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Last weekend the Prevent Cancer Super Colon visited the Hope Center in Cartersville, GA, a town rich in history located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to promote healthy living & colon cancer prevention at this outdoor event. At the event, guests had the opportunity to tour the Prevent Cancer Super Colon and receive important information about colorectal cancer prevention as well as a free take home ...

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and staying home to avoid spreading your germs at the gym. The important thing is to listen to your body, you ...

Latina seniors salsa dance their way to a healthy lifestyle

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BAILAMOS, is a Salsa dancing class that helps Latina women boost their physical activity in a fun and interactive way. Because dancing is widely accepted and enjoyed among the Latino community, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are looking at how a salsa dance class specifically designed for senior Latinas can help improve routine activity, cognitive function and overall mobility. Latinas ages 65-74 are much less likely than other seniors to participate ...

One man’s healthy weight loss journey

Posted by Tim Elbing, Jr. on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I started on my weight loss journey back in late March 2012. I was in denial about my weight gain until I saw a photo of me next to my cousin who was 9 months pregnant. I was shocked by how heavy I had gotten and the picture led me to question who was really pregnant! I immediately pulled out a scale and hopped on. The number I saw on it scared me: 260 pounds. My ...