Foundation Urges Responsible Food Marketing to Kids
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommends new, stricter guidelines for the way companies advertise fast food, sugary cereals, sugar-sweetened beverages, and other unhealthy food to children and teens. Read more here.
6 Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk
Cancer is often unpredictable, but there are things everyone can do to help reduce their cancer risk or improve their chances of beating the disease if they do get it.
Study: Following American Cancer Society Guidelines Works
A study of nearly a half-million people has found that sticking to the American Cancer Society’s healthy behavior guidelines is linked with a lower risk of getting cancer, dying from cancer, and dying overall.
New Year, New Exercise
It’s a new year, and maybe you’ve resolved to start an exercise program. If so, make sure you start off on the right foot with these helpful tips.
Cheers for a Healthier Year
Here’s to you! Resolve to have a healthier 2015 and possibly even a longer life by making health-related New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them.
Healthy Baking Is as Easy as Pie
The holidays can be a tough time to stick to healthy eating goals. But if your traditions involve baking, a few simple ingredient changes can help you cut some of the sugar, fat, and calories – without sacrificing the taste. This year, make some new baking traditions by adapting your family recipes with these tips.
When choosing gifts for family and friends this holiday, consider items that support their healthy fitness and eating goals.
Weight Linked to Nearly 500,000 Cancers Worldwide
An international team of researchers estimates that 481,000 new cancer cases each year (3.6%) are likely caused by overweight or obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher.
Exercise Can Improve Breast Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life
Research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during and after breast cancer treatment, but that it also can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer.
How Your Weight Affects Your Risk of Breast Cancer
For women, being overweight or obese after menopause increases the risk of breast cancer .
For Breast Cancer Survivors, Life is Better With Yoga
For women with breast cancer, research shows those who practice yoga have less stress and fatigue, and better quality of life.
American Cancer Society Cookbook Features Latin Flavor
Add some pizzazz to your cooking with the recipes in Maya’s Secrets, available in English and Spanish (Los Secretos de Maya) from the American Cancer Society.
CDC: Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Death From Top 5 Causes
Lifestyle changes like avoiding tobacco, increasing physical activity, and eating healthier could significantly reduce deaths in the United States, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Healthy Habits for the Men in Your Life
As Father's Day approaches, help the men in your life stay healthy by encouraging them to adopt healthy habits. Eating better, exercising more, and getting recommended screenings are all part of the equation.
FDA Proposes Improvements to Nutrition Labels on Food
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to the Nutrition Facts labels that are stamped on most packaged foods.
Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
Some of the most common New Year's resolutions – to lose weight, exercise more, and quit smoking – are healthy habits that can help you lower your cancer risk and benefit you for the rest of your life.
Start a Healthy Holiday Tradition: Cooking with Kids
Holiday time is an opportunity to bring kids into the kitchen and introduce a conversation about cooking, eating, and healthy food choices.
Everyday Ways to Boost Your Health After Breast Cancer
Many breast cancer survivors want to know what they can do to help improve their health after facing the disease. The good news is, there are a host of everyday habits that can help you stay healthier, feel better, and even reduce your risk for having cancer again in the future.
Study Links Walking to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers from the American Cancer Society have found that walking at least 7 hours per week is associated with a 14% lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. This finding is consistent with many other studies that show regular exercise can help women lower their risk of breast cancer.
Living with Prostate Cancer
If you’re living with prostate cancer, you may be able to live longer and healthier by making some changes to your eating and exercise routine.
Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
People who most closely follow healthy eating guidelines may have a lower risk of pancreatic cancer , according to a new study. Read about it here.
Share Healthy Habits at Your Next Family Reunion
If you’re planning or attending a family reunion this summer, make healthy living a part of the activities for young and old alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.