A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine compared different methods of reaching patients who are are overdue for colon cancer screening. The study, “Patient and Physician Reminders to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening” evaluated outcomes for patients who received mailed reminders versus patients who were reminded by physicians during primary care office visits. [...]
Today's article is part four in a five part series on beginning an exercise program in middle age. But exercisers of any age will benefit from todays topic: balance training. Previous articles have focused on aerobic activity and strength training. Read today's article, then scroll down to find more information about developing an exercise plan for improved health.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network continues to monitor progress of HR1189, the “Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act”, a federal bill which would provide 3 to 1 matching dollars to expand state colorectal cancer screening programs. The bill was introduced in Congress at the end of February and is currently picking [...]
The American Cancer Society announced today that Minnesota’s final Health and Human Services Budget, signed by Governor Pawlenty, includes $371,000 for colon cancer screening. In an open letter to supporters, ACS spokesperson Dr. Rebecca Thoman writes, “this is truly remarkable given the initial $6 billion deficit. Our success is a testament to you – volunteers, advocates, [...]
This article is part three in a five part series on beginning an exercise program in middle age. Learn about strength training here then scroll below to find part one and part two in the series about the unique benefits of exercise in middle age. Check back every Tuesday to see more installments!
According to a release, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law have filed a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer stifle research that could lead to cures and limit women’s options regarding their medical care. Mutations along the [...]
This article is part two in a five part series on beginning an exercise program in middle age. Learn about aerobic exercise here then scroll below to find part one in the series about the unique benefits of exercise in middle age. Check back every Tuesday to see more installments!
Wilson’s Warriors, this year’s top fundraising team at the Twin Cities Get Your Rear in Gear 5K, came out in numbers to honor the memory of Jennifer Wilson. Jennifer lost her battle to colon cancer just weeks before the April event. Friends and family raised over $17,000 in her honor and posted a video on [...]
Grab the kids and head to the Mall of America's Water Park of America this Sunday, May 17 for a Get Your Rear in Gear fundraiser! As a thank you to participants of the recent Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk in Edina, the water park is offering discounted admission to Colon Cancer Coalition guests. Simply click on the icon to the left, print the invitation, and head to the water park for a day of fun. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Regular moderate exercise helps reduce the risk of many cancers, including colon cancer. But for exercisers in their 50′s and 60′s, exercise provides other unique benefits. Exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and the risk of premature death. In a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers at the University [...]