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Federal Food Program Puts Food on the Table But Dietary

Federal Food Program Puts Food on the Table, But Dietary Quality Could Be Improved

American Cancer Society A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income...

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2014-09-30 12:30:30

The Brand Will Support Awareness through a Multi-Channel Campaign Beginning September 29th COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty size apparel retailer, has announced that they will partner with the American Cancer Society to support Breast Cancer Awareness through a synergistic campaign during the month of October. Throughout the campaign, Lane Bryant clients will be encouraged to make a difference in the fight against the...

2014-09-30 08:31:34

30 percent incur more than $10,000 of debt battling the disease CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority (62%) of America's middle-income cancer survivors say they were not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study released by the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions (IWS). The study - Insights from Survivors: Managing the Personal, Emotional and Financial Impact of Cancer - surveyed 400 Americans who were 25 to 65 at...

2014-09-29 16:26:10

Patient Advocates and Medical Organizations Lay Out Infrastructure and Quality Control Measures WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer. In a new joint letter to...

2014-09-25 23:02:30

The Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month affects both men and women. It is a great reminder to take care of ourselves and to take precaution when it comes to our health. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 September is recognized as “Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month” by many organizations, including the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/myacs...), in an effort to educate and inform the public. Ovarian and prostate cancer, two of the leading cancers in women...

2014-09-18 12:29:06

Free public open house to feature center tours, food and a chance to meet doctors and staff HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton announces the opening of the ACS Cancer Resource Center for local patients and the community. The Resource Center is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146887 Located inside the Cancer Treatment...

2014-09-17 00:20:34

Article in Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Washington University cancer researcher Dr. Patricia Berg, former White House Drug Policy Spokesman and House Aging Committee Director Robert Weiner, and Solutions for Change Senior Policy Analyst Tom Sherman, are asserting that Federal cancer research funding cuts are threatening the nation's mortality rate. The trio wrote an article, "FUND CANCER RESEARCH TO KEEP BREAKTHROUGHS COMING," which...

2014-09-16 23:06:27

Dedicated Bakery Supports the American Cancer Society with New Look for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and $50,000 Contribution Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Norfolk, VA (September 16, 2014) – Lucy’s®, creator of delectable gluten-free and allergy friendly desserts, announced today the launch of a limited edition packaging created specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. In support of the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to...

2014-09-15 23:04:47

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis, published today in the American Journal of Pathology,...

2014-09-04 08:30:46

Pennsylvania physicians say beating it begins with communications HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The simple fact of life for men is that as they age the risk of prostate cancer increases. And, it's one of those things that men cringe about. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show increasing risk as men age from their 50s into their 60s and then 70s. With the exception of skin cancer, the CDC says prostate cancer is the most common...

2014-09-03 23:04:20

The Worthy Collection Partners with National Ovarian Cancer Alliance on Unique Fashion-for-Philanthropy Campaign New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 -- Fashion-for-Fundraising Campaign Unites Apparel with Philanthropy to Support Ovarian Cancer, Help Save Women’s Lives -- This year, an estimated 22,000 women in the U.S. will get ovarian cancer, according to a just-published study by the American Cancer Society. Of these, two-thirds may die[1]. To honor National Ovarian Cancer...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'