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2011-10-06 10:01:12

Over the next decade, the population of cancer survivors over 65 years of age will increase by approximately 42 percent. "We can expect a dramatic increase in the number of older adults who are diagnosed with or carry a history of cancer," said Julia Rowland, Ph.D., director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). "Cancer is largely a disease of aging, so we're seeing yet another effect of the...

2011-08-08 09:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The zero-emission Nissan LEAF will join the "Innovation for Endurance" display by Nissan and Rodale, Inc. for the 2011 Team LIVESTRONG® Challenge Philly, August 20-21. In the fifth year as the official automotive sponsor of the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge series, Nissan is proud to bring the "World Car of the Year" to the event, as Nissan shares its mission of encouraging healthy lifestyles. At this year's two-day, multi-distance...

2011-07-30 00:01:03

Online home improvement retailer supports the fight against cancer by raising funds in the foundation's lone Northern California stop Chico, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 While continuing to enjoy profitable growth in an unstable economy, online home improvement retailer Build.com (No. 80 on the Internet Retailer Magazine Top 500 List) supports and encourages its employees to take part in extra-curricular sports and fundraisers. Earlier this month, four employees of the Chico, Calif.-based home...

2011-07-26 00:00:29

Local and National Cancer Organizations unite in Third Annual Be Bold, Be Bald! Fundraiser. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 What began with an idea and an inspiration, Be Bold, Be Bald! has become a national event which joins together all cancer charities for one day. On October 21, people all over the country will be wearing bald caps to honor cancer survivors and raise money to support their favorite cancer charities. During its first 2 years, national organizations such as The Jimmy...

2011-07-13 09:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the first major Livestrong event in Florida. Registration is now open for the Livelong Benefiting Livestrong event on Saturday, October 1 and on National Livestrong Day, Sunday, October 2 at Gulfstream Park and Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The event is sponsored by Zimmerman Advertising , an Omnicom Group company, and presented by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and hosted by...

2011-05-12 08:47:00

PAF Selected as Charitable Partner for National Initiative as Part of 2011 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Competition HAMPTON, Va., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that provides professional case management services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because of financial or insurance denials - is pleased to partner with Breakaway from Cancer, a national...

2011-05-12 09:22:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of skin cancer awareness month, thinksport(TM) and LIVESTRONG® are pleased to announce that thinksport LIVESTRONG Sunscreen, a non-toxic formula that may decrease one's risk of cancer, is now available online and in stores just in time for summer. Online retailers carrying thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen include: thinksport.co, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, CVS.com and REI.com. The sunscreen is available at most...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'