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ICYMI, May 4, 2018

Feature Story U.S. clamps down on kid-friendly packaging for e-cigarette liquids TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (Reuters) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday issued warnings to 13 companies selling e-cigarette liquids for using child-friendly images in their packaging, in the latest crackdown aimed at preventing tobacco sales to minors. The packaging resembles that of juice boxes, candy […]

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts webcast on social determinants of health

Where you live affects your health. Life expectancies and chronic disease rates vary from zip code to zip code, even across small geographic distances. Experts say the reasons for this are the social determinants of health, which are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of […]

How to self check for testicular cancer

Today’s blog comes from Hims, a company that focuses on men’s wellness. Everything from hair loss to skin care, they spend time on the things that most men do not want to talk about. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, but the issue should really be addressed all year. This disease is the most common cancer […]

ICYMI: April 27, 2018

Feature Story 5 Colon Cancer Symptoms You Should Know—Even if You’re Young FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (Prevention) — For most healthy twentysomethings, cancer doesn’t seem like a serious threat. After all, the median age for cancer diagnosis is 66. But last year, a sobering new study from American Cancer Society revealed colorectal cancer (colon cancer […]

ICYMI: April 20, 2018

Featured story Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy  MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (The New York Times) — Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown. […]

What your zip code says about your health [webcast]

Webcast: What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 AM EDT Moderated by Maggie Fox, Senior Health Reporter, NBC News Panelists: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio […]

“Check Your Mate” seminar

Given that Valentine’s Day and National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month both fall in February, it’s the perfect time to talk about the important role loved ones play in each other’s health. On Thursday, February 15, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program gathered for a “Check Your Mate” seminar to do just that. Congressional Families Executive […]

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

Former first lady Barbara Bush not seeking further treatment

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the declining health of former first lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, have been valued supporters of the Foundation since 1994, when they served as patrons of our inaugural Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala. We will never be able […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 Executive order implements work requirements for Medicaid On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order imposing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries and those receiving food or housing subsidies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had recently approved waivers in Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas, allowing them to impose work requirements […]