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2014-08-12 08:27:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Legacy's truth® campaign has been the boldest and most successful media campaign ever conducted to prevent youth tobacco use in the United States. So it is uniquely important for America's kids and health that Legacy has announced that is launching a new generation of truth® aimed...

2014-07-31 12:30:02

VERNON HILLS, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General's warning about increasing rates of skin cancer - often caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation - dermatologists from throughout the Chicago area will be providing free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, August 2 at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. The event - SunSmart Chicago 2014 - is co-sponsored by the Chicago Dermatological Society (CDS), the Chicago Park District, the Women's...

2014-07-30 23:14:33

Public awareness plus increased numbers of skilled medical practitioners identified as critical elements in managing America's most common cancer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer report released today highlighted skin cancer as a major public health problem. Paul Elmslie, CEO of skin cancer education provider HealthCert International says that the efforts by the government and health care providers in Australia over...

skin cancer on the rise
2014-07-30 06:50:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Surgeon General has issued a new warning against skin cancer, claiming that even though the condition is preventable in most cases, it is believed to have affected more Americans than breast, prostate, lung, colon and all other forms of cancer combined over the past three decades. In a statement released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Surgeon General reported that the rates of melanoma and other forms...

2014-07-29 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the epidemic rise in melanoma incidence and the increasingly heavy toll it is taking on young adults, this cancer has remained low on the public health radar screen. The report issued today by "the nation's doctor" changes the national conversation and recognizes that skin cancer is a major health threat that warrants coordinated action. Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers and, on behalf of those fighting this disease,...

2014-06-23 08:26:23

FDA Urged to Stop Harmful Changes Made by Tobacco Industry WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The report, titled Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies purposely...

2014-03-28 08:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-three leading public health and medical organizations are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make it a priority to regulate how cigarettes are manufactured and stop tobacco industry practices that have made cigarettes even more deadly and addictive than they were 50 years ago. In a letter sent this week to Mitchell Zeller, Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, the health groups urged the FDA to...

2014-03-13 12:30:36

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in New York will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...

2014-03-04 16:27:36

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO President Obama today again called for bold action to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives, urging Congress to increase the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increase taxes on other tobacco products. The evidence is clear that increasing the...

2014-01-30 23:33:27

The Surgeon General’s Report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking--Fifty Years of Progress,” clearly states that tobacco prevention efforts are key to ending the tobacco epidemic. Journeyworks Publishing has decades of experience creating effective prevention materials and stands with the Surgeon General -- ready to win the fight against tobacco’s deadly toll. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Since the Surgeon General’s first report in 1964, about 20 million people have...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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