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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As summer comes to an end it’s time to get serious, not just about work and other responsibilities, but about your health. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a critical time to discuss your prostate health with your doctor. Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men […]

Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

The last Wednesday of September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Take a moment to think about your health. Do you exercise regularly? Do you know what it means to live a healthy lifestyle? Are healthy habits apart of your everyday routine? If not, now is the time to start. Cancer takes the lives […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

Each year in August, just in time for the new school year, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), comes upon us. NIAM provides a moment to consider the improvements in quality and length of life we are afforded through immunization. It’s also a reminder for all of us to continue protecting ourselves and our loved ones […]

Heading to College? New routines, no home cooking – Here are tips to stay healthy

College will be full of enriching, fun and challenging experiences. One challenge many freshman are not prepared for is staying healthy in college. Without home-cooked meals, a stocked fridge and sports practice after school, it’s up to you to establish healthy habits on your own. You’re responsible for your health now- start off right, by […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as […]

It's World Hepatitis Day

Today marks the 6th Annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD). A day where groups from across the globe come together to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its connection to liver cancer. Did you know Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer if left untreated? At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we are focusing […]

Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun […]

Check Yourself Out

Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate […]

Make Your Work Day Healthier During National Employee Wellness Month

Today’s guest blog comes from Nicole Handler, a personal trainer, in honor of National Employee Wellness Month. The main reason I workout is for physical health, and I’m not just talking about having a good BMI. We know that leading a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping some diseases at bay, including cancer. And since […]

Take Your Healthy Lifestyle with You on Vacation

June kicks off the summer vacation season and who isn’t ready for a little rest and relaxation? While enjoying your getaway, don’t forget to keep your health in mind. Making healthy lifestyle part of your everyday routine is necessary in cancer prevention. Sun safety, healthy eating and exercise are important steps we sometimes forget while […]