October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with... Read More

May Health Observance: Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman... Read More

Spot Skin Cancer Early

  Well, check you out! No, seriously. Take a look at your skin. Check it. All of it. See anything unusual? Any new spots? Any moles that look different than you remember? Knowing how your skin normally looks is the first step to spotting a potential problem. And that’s a good thing. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early, according to... Read More

March Health Observance: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no... Read More

January Health Observance: National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month. What is radon? Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, gaseous element. What are the health risks of radon exposure? Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can lead to lung cancer. Is radon in my home? Radon can be found all over the United States and is present due to uranium's natural radioactive decay. How can... Read More

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More