Not soaking up the sun much this winter? It could lead to a Vitamin D deficiency. Multiple studies have linked lower levels of Vitamin D to an increased risk of colon cancer. As the blistery winter continues, many people’s natural source of Vitamin D, the sun, isn’t being utilized. Mayo Clinic notes that “as little [...]
Heart rate training can make any workout more effective. Whether you are training to run a Get Your Rear in Gear 5K, preparing for a marathon to raise funds for the cause, or simply trying to lose weight for improved health, maintaining the proper heart rate is a great workout technique to reach those goals [...]
Many people who hire a personal trainer don’t really need one. However, it’s rare that you’ll find the client of a good trainer that thinks they could go it alone. If you have the money to spend on the luxury of a trainer, then by all means, hire away! But if like everyone else, you [...]
Parents of teenagers already have their plates full, trying to keep their children healthy, safe and on track academically. But now parents can add the word “fit” to that list, as new evidence suggests that exercise during adolescence affects an individual’s risk for certain cancers in adulthood. Teens who exercise decrease their risk of developing [...]
By Cindy Iverson The Colon Cancer Coalition was pleased to be invited to the opening of the new Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center in St. Louis Park on August 1st. The Center offers a continuum of care and a variety of services in one place.
I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle! - Alice [...]
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered key genes involved in colorectal and liver cancers, creating targets for the development of new drugs and therapies. Monday’s announcement is one piece of a large puzzle when it comes to the genetic origins of cancer. No single human gene is responsible for cancer, but researchers have [...]
American Cancer Society, National Medical Association announce collaboration to reduce cancer disparitieson Aug 8th, 2008 | No Comments
The American Cancer Society and the National Medical Association announced a three-year strategic collaboration intended to educate the general public, physicians, and other health professionals about best practices to achieve optimal outcomes in cancer prevention and early detection practices, and treatment among ethnic minority and underserved population groups.