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Maxine’s taps good health

May 31, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Join the NWA Tobacco Free Coalition as they honor Andrea Foren, owner of Maxine’s Tap Room, for “protecting her employees and loyal patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke.” Maxine’s Tap Room will be awarded the 2011 NWA Smoke-Free Business of the Year Award, tonight at 7:00 p.m. in celebration of the World Health Organization’s […]

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WCAAA Promote Cancer Prevention

May 31, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

“Pampered Ladies” learn how to pamper A session of personal training, health screenings, a massage and lots of inspiration and fellowship among 300 women—these were the hallmarks of the Women’s Council on African American Affairs’ “Pampered Ladies Luncheon and Wellness Expo.” Phyliss Hodges of Carousel Fit-4-Life, led the ladies in lunges and line dancing. ADH’s […]

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Today is World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)assembled the following to commemorate World No Tobacco Day: Products Available Feature Articles World No Tobacco Day 2011 This article commemorates World No Tobacco Day, summarizes a related MMWR article, and announces a new Web-based data application (GTSSData) from OSH’s Global Tobacco Control […]

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No ‘Smoke on the Water,’ please

May 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Clean Indoor Air Act and Riverfest The Arkansas Cancer Coalition wishes everyone a great Memorial Day weekend. For those headin’ to the river for music, food, fireworks and fun, here’s an exceptional excerpt from the Riverfest website: The Clean Indoor Air Act (Act 8 of 2006) prohibits smoking in worksites and in public places to […]

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Don’t Fry Day

May 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Prevent Cancer Foundation promotes the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designates May 27, 2011 as “Don’t Fry Day” On the Friday before Memorial Day, take part in this year’s “Don’t Fry Day” to help reduce your risk of skin cancer from overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet […]

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NCCCP Hot Topics

May 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The following is an update by the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program on medical advances, new research, and pending policy. Hot Topics, and On the Hill: Week of May 23, 2011 Hot Topics Cancer medication costs are expected to increase substantially in the next few years. According to a new report by Medco Health Solutions, […]

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Patient Navigation for Latinos

May 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition recognizes the connection between health literacy and disparate health outcomes. Below is information and a link  from a press release on the University of Text Health Science Center at San Antonio’s manual regarding patient navigation services for the Latino community. “Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]

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CDC to Reorganize Grants

May 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Those lucky enough to attend the Chronic Disease Forum last month were treated to a presentation by Dr. Ursula Bauer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that wove political science themes into the mission of public health.

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Survey Winner Cheryl Byrd

May 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) is happy to announce Cheryl Byrd is the next $90 Walmart gift card winner for completing the ACC Membership Satisfaction Survey. The Grand Prize drawing will happen on June 7th.

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UAMS Hosts Leaders in Cancer Research Data System

May 23, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Winthrop P. Rockefellar Cancer Institute hosted a gathering of cancer researchers and physicians from around the world on May 9 – 10 to discuss improvements in linking cancer research to practice. “About 100 information technology specialists and cancer researchers attended the session hosted by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of […]

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