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Winter weather is no excuse

Posted by Lisa Berry on December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
spin class

Let’s be honest—we all have a love/hate relationship with winter. We love the magic of the holidays, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, trendy scarves and ugly sweaters. Some people even love snow! But our daily routines are interrupted by the cold weather, especially as we try to stay fit in the winter months. Those of us who base our fitness routines on running, biking, tennis or other outdoor activities are suddenly more inclined to ...

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharon Pine

Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Sharon Pine, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, to give us an update on her study of biomarkers for early detection ...

Give Thanks by Staying Active This Holiday

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.

Left: The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.   Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. It seems counter-intuitive then, that as we give thanks for our blessings—our health, I hope, chief among them—that we do not make an effort to live healthfully on this day. In fact, most of us do quite the opposite, eating rich foods to the point of discomfort and moving little. It’s not the only ...

Prevention and politics: Why your voice matters

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Midterm elections are upon us. If you are like most Americans, you can’t wait for November 4 to come and go, so that you are no longer bombarded with political commercials and mailings, requests for money, and appeals for votes. It’s easy to get frustrated by our political system. There is significant gridlock and partisanship. The debates and disagreements can be nasty. Meaningful change often moves at an extremely slow pace. So what if you ...