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Sampling Soothing CV Skinlabs Lotion

If beauty is only skin deep, then the ideal skincare product has to do more than just make us look beautiful, doesn’t it? That’s the idea behind Britta Aragon’s new CV Skinlabs products.  She wanted to formulate them so carefully that they could soothe the most sensitive skin, even that of a cancer patient recovering […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2013 in cancer, skin care

Have You Tested Your Home for Radon?

Want to make sure your family is not exposed to the second leading cause of lung cancer?  You’ll want to consider testing your home for radon.  The US Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency advise testing for this naturally occurring substance that can seep into homes from underground. You may find a free or […]

Continue Reading By on February 4, 2013 in cancer, clean air, home

Pinkwashing Soap

Let’s just call this pinkwashing soap… I couldn’t help noticing the Pink Ribbon Soap on the clearance shelf at the discount store.  It looked like a lovely glycerin addition to a care basket for a friend fighting cancer or personal care drawer for myself.  For the clearance price, I readily snatched it up and began […]

Continue Reading By on October 5, 2012 in cancer, pinkwashing

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

We all realize that much of the angst about cancer comes from the not knowing…the indefinite answers about how or why or what will happen.  Even the medical and science experts don’t offer much that is definitive.   However, the Breast Cancer Fund, with its mission deeply rooted in prevention and soundly planted in scientific […]

Continue Reading By on October 4, 2012 in cancer, prevention

Breast Cancer Fund Promotes Prevention

It’s common knowledge that babies born in the United States have around 200 toxic chemicals that can be found in their cord blood.  It’s common knowledge that Americans live in a more complexly polluted environment than ever. It’s common knowledge that more people are developing cancer and other health problems at younger ages in the […]

Continue Reading By on October 3, 2012 in cancer, prevention

Cancer Researchers Study Environmental Causes

The American Cancer Society has advised for decades against tobacco smoking and sedentary lifestyles.  It has long encouraged healthy eating habits as part of its cancer prevention efforts.  While the latest long-term prevention study by the ACS, called the Cancer Prevention Study 3 or CPS-3, also looks at lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, it […]

Continue Reading By on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Volunteers Step Up for Cancer Prevention Study

DeAnna Ward bravely endured having four vials of blood drawn from her arm. She also shared vital statistics like her waist measurement and dozens of survey answers with American Cancer Society staff in Knoxville, Tennessee. She’s not ill.Far from it, Ward is the picture of health, and an avid runner.  She’s hoping to help someone […]

Continue Reading By on October 1, 2012 in cancer, prevention

Cancer Survivor Leads Way with Little Changes

Cancer Survivor Leads Way with Little Changes Do you spend hours carpooling kids, coordinating sports practices and shopping for your family each week?  You probably have much in common with Kristi Marsh.  This happy stay-at-home Massachusetts mom had the good life, busy as it was. Then breast cancer stopped this thirty-something in her high heeled […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2012 in health, Uncategorized

Cancer Experience Inspires Soothing Skincare Line

When my mother had been newly diagnosed with cancer, we ordered her the best body lotion available from the neighbor lady who sold cosmetics door-to-door.  It seemed logical to go with a product that sounded soothing. Little did we know that many popular skin care products ironically contain ingredients now known to possibly cause cancer. […]

Continue Reading By on September 3, 2012 in cancer, conscious consumerism