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Preventing cancer at the Iowa State Fair

Going to the state fair is not the healthiest activity that comes to mind. From fried Oreos to corn dogs, you can find nearly any junk food at summer fairs across the U.S., and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. But the fair is not just about trying the craziest junk food mash-ups—or, in […]

A picture can save a life: Danielle’s story

Danielle Romanetti is a successful small business owner, knitting aficionado and mom to an energetic kindergartener. After some friends mentioned a new mole on her forehead, she made an appointment with a dermatologist and found out she had basil cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing […]

#CheckYourM8 to make Valentine’s great ❤

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, a lot of people think that February is just about chocolate and greeting cards. But it can also be about protecting your loved ones!   Self-exams are an important way to monitor for body changes that could be early signs of cancer. As you […]

The chance encounter that saved my life

Mary Campbell is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the University of Florida and is a former collegiate water polo player. As a public health student, she’s learned about the importance of preventing cancer—but one chance encounter with a stranger changed her perspective and saved her life. Now she uses her voice to […]

Invest in Your Health – WTOP interviews Carolyn Aldige and Dr. Jim Mulshine of the Prevent Cancer Foundation

You can save money to better your future financial health, but did you know you can also invest in your physical health? Everyday choices you make in your 20s, 30s and 40s — from what you eat, to the immunizations you receive — can impact your well-being now and down the road, and even help […]

My summer project

Hi! My name is Molly and I am excited to write about a summer project I did for school.  Writing is my favorite subject in school, so I am happy to write all about what I did. This past summer I worked on a project for school that related to Global Citizenship. I really wanted […]

Department of Defense to fund $10 million for melanoma research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandra, Va. — President Trump recently signed an appropriations bill, HR 6157, greenlighting funding for the Departments of Labor, Defense, and Health and Human Services in fiscal year 2019. The bill includes $10 million dollars for melanoma research, funded through the Department of Defense (DoD). Since 2009, […]

The best life hack? Wear sunscreen.

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know it can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme pain. Recently, a quick sunburn remedy went viral when a woman shared her DIY shaving cream trick to relieve pain and redness. While sunburn remedies can be temporarily helpful, it’s important to remember that no sunburn soothing methods […]

Keep your kids safe in the sun

A sunburn at any age can increase your risk for skin cancer, the most common cancer across the United States. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your kids lather up with a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen whenever they are outside this summer. Check out this infographic from Moms Love Best for great tips […]