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Flu Treatment for Cancer Patients and Survivors

December 28, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Flu Treatment for Cancer Patients and Survivors CDC recommends antiviral drugs to treat and prevent infection. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines that stop flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. If you have received cancer […]

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Boston raises tobacco-buying age to 21

December 28, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The city’s Board of Health voted this week to increase the legal age to buy smoking products to 21, a move the administration said adds Boston to the list of more than 85 other communities across the state. According to the administration, the new rules now require people to be 21 in order to buy […]

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Keep Active this Holiday Season – Take a Walk in the Mall!

December 15, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The holidays are here again! Not only does this festive season bring egg nog, cookies, candy canes and stuffing with extra gravy, in many areas it also means cooler temperatures. Although being physically active can help you avoid some holiday weight gain, what should you do if it is too cold or icy outside? Why […]

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State Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later- Report

December 8, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Since the states settled their lawsuits against the major tobacco companies in 1998, our annual reports have assessed whether the states are keeping their promise to use a significant portion of their settlement funds – estimated at $246 billion over the first 25 years – to attack the enormous public health problems caused by tobacco […]

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Arkansas Central Cancer Registry – Video

December 3, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

To view the video please click the link below   This video is an additional outreach effort to increase awareness of the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry, and its purposes.  Also to provide information regarding who should be reporting and what should be reported. The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) is a population based registry […]

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82% of 12-17 year olds reported having seen an e-cigarette ad in 2015

December 3, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Awareness of e-cigarette advertisements remains highest in retail establishments (convenience stores, supermarkets, or gas stations), followed by on television and online.  Television was the second biggest source of e-cigarette advertising with approximately 50 percent of youth reporting seeing an ad, suggesting advertisers may be purposefully reaching this audience. Traditional cigarette advertising has not been permitted on […]

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Registration is now open!

December 2, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The Arkansas Cancer Summit is an annual event hosted by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to showcase the recent progress that Coalition partners have made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the state’s comprehensive cancer plan. The forum provides an opportunity for us to celebrate, reflect, network, share information and build new skills in […]

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Improving Quality of Life

December 2, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program works with communities across the nation to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by cancer, as well as to improve quality of life. Earlier this year, the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance combined forces for smoke-free air in New Orleans, Louisiana. […]

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 2, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. Fast Facts Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people die from this disease. About 90% of lung cancers are […]

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Arkansas Colorectal Roundtable-Inaugural Meeting

October 21, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC), announces the launch of the Arkansas Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on October 29th in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Through the Roundtable, ACC seeks to develop and implement strategies to reduce incidences and mortality caused by colorectal cancer (CRC) for the residents of Arkansas. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates 1420 new cases and […]

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