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Job at Hope Cancer Resources

June 20, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Vice President of Patient Services Hope Cancer Resources is a nonprofit provider of support services to cancer patients as well as a leading resource for cancer prevention education in Northwest Arkansas. We currently have an opening for the position of Vice President of Patient Services. The Vice President of Patient Services’ primary responsibilities include leading […]

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Country bans public smoking and tobacco advertising

June 19, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

All public smoking will soon be against the law in Vietnam. The new law extends to a cessation on tobacco advertising as well. The country passed new legislation aimed at making a substantial dent in the 40,000 people a year who die from tobacco related diseases, according to Yahoo. To read the whole report, visit […]

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CHCA Annual Conference this week

June 18, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

CHCA will present its 2012 Annual Conference, “Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality,” on June 20-22 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The conference is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of, as well as provide various resources and tools for, providers, nurses, administrative, financial and support staff as they transform their provision of […]

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Arkansas doctor tells of cancer control victories

June 18, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are all relatively new treatments in cancer control if you take the long view, with cancer first being diagnosed “thousands of years ago,” according to Dr. David Lipschitz in a column in the Arkansas Democrat- Gazette. The column, titled “Tome on cancer shows vast progress made,” details the discoveries and breakthroughs […]

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ACS Summer in the City: Key West

June 15, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

You’re Invited…To join the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays. On June 16, 2012 , you and other community leaders can enjoy one of the area’s premier FUN events during an exciting evening filled with dinner, entertainment, late-night dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more! And as we […]

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Prostate Cancer Update at Lecture Series

June 13, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition has teamed with the Arkansas Department of Health and UAMS College of Medicine to produce “Update on Cancer: ITV Series.” Broadcast Live from the I.Dodd Wilson Education Building, Room 126 on the UAMS Campus in Little Rock, Update on Cancer: ITV Series focuses on a different cancer topic each Tuesday in […]

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High School Smoking Rates Hit New Low

June 11, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

WASHINGTON, DC – The Youth Risk Behavior Survey, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that the U.S. has cut high school smoking by more than half since rates peaked in 1997, with the smoking rate reaching a new low of 18.1 percent in 2011.  The high school smoking rate […]

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Taking public health cues from all available data

June 11, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Experiments have a control group so that we can tease out the parameter in any kind of intervention. Do those with the “treatment” do better or worse than those without? Now try to expand this concept to Tupperware. How many people do you know who have completely abstained from these delightful little fresh food containers? […]

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Youth: Slather on the Sunscreen

June 6, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

As research into best practices on tobacco cessation and prevention demonstrates, habits form early. These behaviors extend to applying sunscreen—an important intervention in preventing skin cancer incidence. According to an article in the New York Times: Unless sun protection practices are established early in life as inviolable habits, akin to using seat belts in a […]

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Breast Oncology Update Slides

June 6, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Update on Cancer: ITV Series The Arkansas Cancer Coalition has teamed with the Arkansas Department of Health and UAMS College of Medicine to produce “Update on Cancer: ITV Series.” Broadcast Live from the I.Dodd Wilson Education Building, Room 126 on the UAMS Campus in Little Rock, Update on Cancer: ITV Series focuses on a different […]

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