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2011-08-02 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siemens announced that it is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in support of its premier national event to fight breast cancer - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The company, a pioneer in the fields of industry, energy, and healthcare, which includes the development of solutions to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, has become an official ACS National Partner and will participate in multiple...

2010-06-23 12:00:00

Strong Implementation of and Education about Affordable Care Act Critical for Cancer Community; Increased Access Coupled with Research Key to Progress in Beating Disease WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll illustrates the difficulty that cancer patients, survivors and their families face in affording needed health care and paying for other basic necessities such as food and heat, underscoring the need to strongly implement the Affordable Care Act so that it works for...

2008-09-08 15:00:10

There's no excuse not to get a warrant of fitness health check, writes Janine Rankin. -------------------- Men's bodies are in demand - alive, not dead. They're the target of a series of campaigns encouraging men to get health checks before it's too late. The Cancer Society is launching a comprehensive men's health awareness campaign around Father's Day challenging men to tick a scorecard and see a health professional. In a separate campaign, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Radius...

2008-08-28 15:01:07

Support for people with cancer and their families is provided by the Cancer Society of New Zealand from its Christchurch office in Manchester Street. Josie Cowen, a support services staff member, and Meg Biggs, a cancer information nurse, who work from the Cancer Society office in Manchester Street, are two members of a dedicated team which provides answers for those affected by the diagnosis of cancer. The support services staff offer regular contact for people with cancer, their...

2008-07-30 15:00:23

By HUMPHREYS, Lyn A TOTAL ban on retail displays of cigarettes and tobacco is the Taranaki Cancer Society's lastest challenge. And most smokers agree with the move. The local branch yesterday joined the Cancer Society of New Zealand in launching a DVD called Out of Sight Out of Mind, which shows the effects of advertising on smoking rates and cancer. Research has shown children who see tobacco advertising at retail outlets have increased perception of the availability, use and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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