You Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In preparation for colorectal cancer awareness during the month of March, Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, partnered with the Public Health Nurse, Tari Esposito, in Wrangell, Alaska for a Sidewalk Mini Health Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2016. While the Wrangell Public Health nurse focused on providing flu shots, Mrs. Meissner focused on providing the […]

Toiyabe Family Services Tobacco PSA

Youth at Toiyabe Indian Health Project in Bishop, CA made this tobacco PSA.  They won a Hack-ademy Award for it.  The Hack-ademy Awards are for youth developed tobacco PSA’s in California.  

Study explores how high-fat diet influences colon cancer

March 2, 2016 ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from A study published today in Nature reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. It joins a growing body of research that finds obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of […]

Routine colonoscopies save lives

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM Stan Quinn’s routine colonoscopy may have saved his life. When Mr. Quinn, 57, became a new patient at Loyola University Health System last year, his physician prescribed a routine colonoscopy to catch him up on preventive health recommendations. “I didn’t think anything of it, just that it was a routine […]

Colorectal cancer in American Indians can be prevented through screening and awareness, American Indian Cancer Foundation says

For Immediate Release February 29, 2016 Contact: Julia Jacobson, Communications Specialist 612.314.4852 or BROCHURE :15 PSA MP3 MINNEAPOLIS – During colorectal cancer awareness month in March, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) encourages people to get screened for colorectal cancer and share information about colorectal cancer in their communities. Colorectal cancer is the second […]

San Francisco raises smoking age

3/2/2016 by Noel Diem ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM Starting on June 1, anyone in San Francisco who wants to buy tobacco products must be 21 years of age, an increase from 18, the legal age for a major part of the country. The measure comes after unanimous approval from the San Francisco Board of […]

‘Thirdhand smoke,’ traces left on clothing and furniture, may raise type 2 diabetes risk

3/2/2016 by Lecia Bushak ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM MEDICALDAILY.COM We often learn about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke or smoking directly — but rarely do we hear about what’s known as “thirdhand smoke” (THS), exhaled smoke that makes its way onto surfaces in our homes, cars, or even workplaces. Getting a whiff of a […]

Quit Tobacco “Quit Brief” – March 2016 Now Available

The Quit Tobacco “Quit Brief” – March 2016 issue is now available here.

INFOGRAPHIC: Sacred Traditional Tobacco for Healthy Native Communities

Thank you the American Indian Cancer Foundation for this new infographic, located HERE.

Cancer: Planning for the Future

Check out the new motion graphic on the CDC home page. This is a new way to present ideas about cancer incidence and mortality – based on great analyses by Dr. Hannah Weir. Take a look, and share with partners, grantees, friends, and family!  

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