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Women's Health Week

Every year, the week after Mother’s Day is recognized as Women’s Health Week to remind women to put themselves first and take control of their health. With work, family and countless other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for exercising, cooking healthy meals or going to the doctor. Take time for yourself this […]

A healthy colon starts with what you eat

In 1999, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® led the charge to designate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The designation became official on November 19, 1999, with a declaration by the U.S. Senate, followed by a resolution of the House of Representatives and an official proclamation from the White House. The major goals of Colorectal […]

Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future

The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Today kicks off Every Kid Healthy Week, a national campaign aimed to combat childhood obesity. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in […]

Congress Solved the Obesity Crisis

This morning, Congress passed a bill to finally solve the obesity crisis in America. They voted to raise the body mass index (BMI), setting the new normal weight at 28-31.9, which were previously considered overweight or obese. Thousands of Americans once considered obese and at serious risk for several life-threatening diseases are now at their […]

Healthy Snacks for a Busy Day

Short on time but hungry? Here are some quick and easy snacks to keep you energized and focused throughout the workday. March is National Nutrition Month. Take control of your health this month by skipping the vending machines and snacking on these nutritious alternatives instead. Research has linked eating a poor diet to several cancers. […]

Foods to Help You Fight Off Colorectal Cancer

Diet and proper nutrition are vital tools in helping to prevent colorectal cancer. By staying active and packing your diet full of these vitamins and minerals, you can minimize your risk of getting this deadly disease.

Yes, We Know, Another Six Weeks of Winter

It’s only February and 2015 has already experienced some severe winter storms. Snow has blanketed the Northeast, especially Boston, which received a record-breaking 78 inches of snow in 17 days. Thousands have been snowed into their homes and the storms are still coming. In preparation for the prolonged cold weather, here are some tips to […]

Easy, healthy breakfast in under ten minutes

We all love breakfast food – just not when we are running off to work and eating in the car on our commute. Many of us even vouch for skipping breakfast altogether. For years, I have made it a part of my routine to eat a healthy and tasty breakfast every morning. Like our moms […]

Five of the healthiest cheeses

You don’t normally see cheese on healthy food lists, but it’s part of pretty much everyone’s diet. No matter how healthy I eat, there is always room for a little cheese. This month, I did some research on the healthiest types of cheese that you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In general, choose […]

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed […]