Interesting tidbits of information, notes on progress of initiatives, and just useful facts related to reducing the burden of cancer in Calhoun County, in the state of Michigan, and nationally.
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About 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity every year, according to the most comprehensive attempt ever to estimate the cancers attributed to extra weight. The analysis, released November 5 by the American Institute for Cancer Research, is based on updated cancer data and a report released earlier this year by a panel of experts. Read the article (Adobe Acrobat required) that appeared in USA Today.
We Did It!
Michigan is now the 38th state to go smokefree!
Smokefree Pennsylvania – One Year Later
- Pennsylvania is celebrating its first year of breathing clean, healthy, smokefree air. Read about (Adobe Acrobat required) the anniversary.
First Study to Link Secondhand Smoke to Liver Disease
- In a first of its kind study (Adobe Acrobat required), University of California scientists recently found that secondhand smoke can cause a form of liver disease.
It's the Prep People Dread
- The #1 complaint people have about colonoscopy is not the procedure itself, but the preparation for the procedure. Read the full article. (Adobe Acrobat required)