AARP: Eat to Beat Cancer, 09/09/2014

September 09, 2014

Eat to Beat Cancer

We have long heard about the benefits of particular health foods. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” still rings true as studies are finding foods such as apples, nuts and lentils may prevent certain kinds of cancers.  Foods containing elements such as resveratrol (in red grapes and red wine), sulforaphane (in broccoli), and lycopene (in tomatoes) may prevent or break down the formation of cancerous cells. So, eating a diet based around fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will not only …

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AARP: 91 Year-old Woman Makes Marathon History, 7/22/2014

July 22, 2014

AARP: 91 Year-old Woman Makes Marathon History

At 91 years old, Harriet Thompson completed her 15th marathon, making her the second oldest marathon runner in U.S history!  Thompson only began jogging at the age of 76, proving you are never too old to get into better shape.

A two-time cancer survivor, Thompson said she wasn’t even in her best shape during this most recent marathon, as she was recovering from a recent round of radiation. It is never too late to make healthy changes in your life; …

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YALE NEWS: Screening Has Prevented Half a Million Colorectal Cancers, 6/16/2014

June 16, 2014

Screening Has Prevented Half a Million Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancer screening is one of the major successes in cancer care today. Research from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale Cancer Center found that an increasing number of men and women underwent cancer screenings that resulted in an estimated 500,000 cancers being prevented. These colorectal cancer screenings include fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies. Researchers found that the incidence of late-stage cancer decreased from 118 cases to 74 cases per …

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