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National Leaders at Local Conference on Healthy Living

September 30, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

2011 Little Rock Healthy Food and Active Living Summit The Arkansas Cancer Plan asserts that as many as a third of all cancers could be prevented through proper nutrition and physical activity. As such, healthy lifestyles, where appropriate caloric intake and physical activity are incorporated as daily habits, are as integral an approach in cancer […]

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APCF Receives National Spotlight

September 30, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Today the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) one-minute promo will air nationally five times on FamilyNet TV between 8 AM and midnight in selected markets across the country. To view the promo, visit http://www.profilesseries.com/arkansas-prostate-cancer-foundation.html. This segment will also air five times in five Arkansas markets at a later date. The Profiles Series will notify APCF […]

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Vinegar to treat Cervical Cancer?

September 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.” In places where access to care is severely limited, creative solutions are popping up, such as in Thailand where vinegar is used in detection and treatment of cervical cancer. Read the report at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/health/27cancer.html?_r=1&src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB

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Fall Healthy Children, Healthy Schools Newsletter

September 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The CHNS/CHPS newsletter, Healthy Children – Healthy Schools, can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. In this edition you will find: Arkansas Fights the Flu Audiology is Good to Go Injury Prevention Center Keep School Zones Safe ChooseMyPlate.gov Teen Pregnancy ACT 811 of 2011 Follow the instructions below to download the document, which […]

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AFSC Hosts Skin Care Conference

September 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Section III of the first chapter of the Arkansas Caner Plan encourages users to “Promote and Encourage Protective Behaviors from Sun and UV Exposure.” Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in the United States. Most of the deaths from skin cancer annually, are due to melanoma. Melanoma, while only accounting for 5 percent […]

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HPCAA Fall Conference

September 22, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Hospice, Hearts and Heroes The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas (HPCAA) hosted their Fall Conferece, titled “Hospice, Hearts and Heroes,” on September 20 -21, 2011 at the Hilton Metro in Little Rock. Palliative care has an important yet overlooked role in the cancer care continuum. From chapter 8 of the Arkansas Cancer Plan: […]

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BreastCare Releases Annual Report

September 21, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Download Annual Report to Review Progress BreastCare is a comprehensive early detection and treatment program providing free breast and cervical cancer screenings to Arkansas women over age 40 who have no health insurance coverage and a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The BreastCare team strives to educate these underserved […]

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1st Annual Prostate Cancer Forum

September 16, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Discuss Screening Controversy, Need for Men to Communicate Dr. Jacques Carter addressed prostate screening controversy at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute sponsored Prostate Forum, “Pitfalls to PSA Screening: Prostate Awareness and Treatment Options.” The forum was held on the UAMS campus on the 10th floor of the cancer institute on Friday, September 16, […]

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ACC Quarterly Meeting

September 13, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

ACC Recognizes Cancer Plan Grantees Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas General Assembly authorized $1.8 million from the 56-cent increase in tobacco taxes to implement the Arkansas Cancer Plan, the state’s only comprehensive cancer control document. The plan is administered by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, a network of cancer control organizations. The Arkansas Cancer Coalition […]

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Implementation Grantees to be Recognized at Quarterly Meeting

September 9, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Contact: Pamela Bowie (501) 603-5209 Coalition Awards Grants to Organizations Implementing Cancer Plan Organizations to Receive Ceremonial Check, Photo-Op at Quarterly Meeting Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas General Assembly authorized $1.8 million from the 56-cent increase in tobacco taxes to implement the Arkansas Cancer Plan, the state’s only comprehensive cancer control document. The plan […]

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