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Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

At the Cancer Prevention Summit on May 20th, 2015, experts in public health will challenge us all to consider what we could be doing better to prevent cancer. Most importantly, we need to commit to a collaborative effort, involving every segment of our society.

Preventing Cancer Upstream: California's Safer Consumer Products Program

Debbie Raphael | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Raphael

How can it be that chemicals, which can cause such harm, are allowed in the products we bring into our homes, schools and workplaces?

Looking to the Future, Excited About Today -- Cancer Prevention Works

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Graham A. Colditz

Future innovations will certainly help us reach beyond the potential for prevention that we know today, but we don't need to wait to have a major impact on rates of cancer. Cutting risk in half is a great place to start.

Cancer Prevention: Of Wind and Wave, Ship and Sail

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

On National Cancer Prevention Day, we can acknowledge the random challenges of wind and wave, but celebrate the mastery of ship and sail, securely in our hands.

Prevention Is More Essential Than Ever in the Fight Against Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is as true today as it was when we heard our grandparents say it.

Breaking the Cycle on Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we ever are going to break the cycle on increased incidence of cancer, leadership needs to look beyond the trenches of cancer treatment and expand their focus to prevent cancer cases from increasing.

By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the Bell's Beer Bayview...

Light Up the Halo

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News
Bill Couzens

When the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim win a game, fans say, "Light up the halo!" about the giant A with a halo that lights up every time they win.

Face Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

In the fight to figure out how to reduce incidences of cancer, we must not lose sight of people's humanity and their contributions to the world. We must not let cancer steal our headlines.

Vermont Leads GMO Labeling

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

I honor Vermont's lawmakers and their bravery in raising the bar on human health and the environment. I look forward to when other states will accomplish the same.

E-Cigarette Sales To Minors: Hooking A New Generation?

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

We have come too far, and battled far too long with the tobacco industry, to make the mistake of trusting the e-cigarette manufacturers to do what is right for America's children. While we wait for the scientific data to prove the harms of vaping, let's protect our middle and high schoolers from a lifelong addiction and a high risk of cancer.

Love Is the Engine -- Knowledge Is the Power

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.

Miles O'Brien to Join the Bike Ride to Mackinac

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Then I felt it... a weighty, wet, salty tear slip out of the corner of my eye. All I could think to do was not have him see me, so I quickly bent down so he would not see that I had started to cry. As I crouched down out of sight, I wondered how I could disappear

A Call for Cancer Prevention Action

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Cancer prevention should not be just experiments performed in a laboratory or a reason for building a new medical center, but rather cancer prevention must include looking at the choices we make in our everyday lives and in business.

The 5-Minute Thanksgiving Getaway

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My five-minute Thanksgiving getaway functions like a reset button. The best place for me to hit that button is in nature. I step outside, breath and acknowledge the gifts in my life -- gifts of past and present. I find the most beautiful place to take inventory of my own personal wow list.

Detroit Leading Change

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Detroit
Bill Couzens

Every time I return to Detroit I continue to see its magic -- yet at the same time, see the pain and loss that comes with poverty. That said, I also feel a sense of optimism by a growing trend of some exciting social enterprise occurring.

Love, Loss and Conquering Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

There are many reasons cancer has become ingrained in the landscape of our lives. Cancer prevention should be on the top of every corporate spreadsheet. How would that change the way we do business? What could that do to expand corporate social responsibility?