A Backyard Chef's Guide to Healthier Grilling
Getting your family and friends together for a barbeque is one of the perks of the season, but backyard chefs should beware: some research suggests that cooking meats at very high temperatures creates chemicals (heterocyclic amines, or HAs) that might increase cancer risk.
Minority Cancer Awareness: Everyday Steps to Help Lower Your Risk
The American Cancer Society and other groups are raising awareness about cancer among minorities in honor of National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.
Living with Prostate Cancer
Increasingly, studies show that staying at a healthy weight, eating well, and maintaining an active lifestyle after a prostate cancer diagnosis might lower the risk of dying from prostate cancer.
Eat Right and Stay Active While Traveling
December brings travel plans for many of us – whether we’re visiting family this season or vacationing. But you don’t have to take a vacation from eating right and exercising.
Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life
A lifestyle that includes physical activity can be beneficial for just about everyone, no matter their age, and as experts now know, even if they have cancer.
Guidelines Address Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control for Cancer Survivors
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend that people living with cancer maintain a healthy weight, get enough exercise, and eat a healthy diet.
Annual Report: Rate of Cancer Deaths Continues to Fall
The rate of death in the United States from all cancers combined is continuing the decline that began in the early 1990s, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
Healthier School Meals on the Menu
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has updated its nutrition guidelines for school lunches and breakfasts.
New Guidelines: Eat Right and Stay Active to Help Lower Cancer Risk
The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines for nutrition and physical activity to help you reduce your risk of cancer.
Healthy Habits Men Need to Know
As Father's Day approaches, help the men in your life stay healthy by encouraging them to follow the American Cancer Society's guidelines for cancer screening, nutrition, and physical activity.
Be a Healthier Cancer Survivor
Now that you’re cancer-free, be sure you’re doing everything you can to safeguard your good health.
Everyday Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk
Every April the American Cancer Society and other organizations work together to raise awareness about cancer among minorities in honor of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 17-23.
New Dietary Guidelines Focus on Balance, Better Food Choices
New dietary guidelines issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outline concrete steps Americans can take to achieve and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
High BMI Linked to Higher Risk of Death
Being obese – that is, having a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 30 – or overweight significantly increases your risk of dying, regardless of whether you smoke or have a serious illness like cancer, according to a new report.
Diet and Breast Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?
Despite being an area of intense research, the role of diet in breast cancer risk remains unclear.
Renew Your Resolutions
Committing to living a healthier lifestyle can make a difference any month of the year.
Study: Larger Waist Size Increases Health Risks
The larger your waist -- regardless of your weight -- the greater your risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.
Tips for a Healthier 2010
Making resolutions is easy; keeping them is hard.
Tips for a Healthier 2010
This year, if your goals involve eating better and exercising more, make your resolutions stick by enlisting the help of these tips and tools.
Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving
Ah, Thanksgiving: the air is cooler, the colors are vibrant, and our plates are full – both with busy schedules and hearty fall fare.
Report: Over 100,000 Cancers Linked to Excess Body Fat
More than 100,000 cancers in the US each year are linked to excess body fat, according to data released Thursday by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
Protect Yourself From Breast Cancer
If you see pink everywhere you turn this month, here's why: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when survivors, advocates, and health organizations strive to raise awareness of the progress we're making together in fighting this disease – and the things women can do to protect themselves.
Heed Early Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
Historically, ovarian cancer has been called the "silent killer" because symptoms often become apparent only when the cancer has spread and is harder to treat.
Tips for a Healthier School Year
Whether you welcome it with glee (no more kids in the house!) or feel a twinge of dread (goodbye, lazy days by the pool), school is starting up again.
How to Control Your Cancer Risk
While recent research has shown that racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, minority groups continue to bear a greater cancer burden than whites. However, there are things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.
Coping with Stress in Uncertain Times
Times are tough, and with everything from jobs, houses, and nest eggs on the line, stress levels are high.
Even Moderate Alcohol Use Increases Risk of Certain Cancers in Women
There's a lot of buzz about the health benefits associated with having a glass or two of red wine a day.
Regular Exercise Late in Life Helps Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Exercising regularly comes with a long list of benefits. It improves your mood, strengthens your heart and lungs, and helps keep your weight in check.
Winter Weather Workouts
Don't let cold weather put your exercise routine on ice.
Don't Lose Your Resolve to Live Healthier
Sticking to those New Year's resolutions can be tough, especially if you've put major lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, getting more exercise, or eating better on your list.
Food Diaries: Losing Weight the 'Write' Way
America has a well-publicized weight problem.
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies ... Safely
How to Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness
Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad for You
Study Examines Lifestyle Factors and Ovarian Cancer
Are smokers and coffee drinkers at a greater risk for ovarian cancer?
Lifestyle vs. Breast Cancer
Each year, we learn more about how a woman's lifestyle and health habits -- how much she weighs, the amount she exercises -- can affect her risk of developing breast cancer.
Studies Help Clarify Link Between Obesity and Prostate Cancer
Substantial evidence from clinical trials has established that obesity significantly increases the risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Does Exercise Prevent Colon Cancer in Women?
A new study says regular physical activity may not have an impact on a woman's risk of colorectal cancer.
Have a Healthier Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day traditions – boxes of chocolate and lavish dinners – aren't exactly good for your heart, or your waistline. This February 14th, show that special someone you love him or her in a way that's a little healthier. Here are some suggestions.
Studies Find Little Cancer Benefit in Low-Fat Diet for Older Women
Three new studies from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggest that eating a low-fat diet doesn't have a big an impact on cancer or heart disease in women past menopause -- contrary to what many people believe and what many researchers had hoped.
A Healthier Easter
Traditions of the season -- baskets of candy and platefuls of ham -- aren't exactly healthful. Here are some suggestions for healthier Easter.