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Nearly Half of Adult Cancer Deaths in the U.S. Could be Prevented by Making Lifestyle Changes

A recent American Cancer Society study reveals that nearly half of adult cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through lifestyle changes. The study found that 40% of new cancer cases and nearly 50% of cancer deaths among adults aged 30 and older are linked to preventable risk factors. Leading risk factors include smoking, excess body weight, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, ...
On the second anniversary of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released new resources highlighting steps for improving mental health crisis response. Over 10 million contacts have been made to 988 since its launch in July 2022, yet awareness and understanding of 988 remain limited. NAMI's recent poll reveals that while trust in 988 is high, only...
Temperatures are soaring across the country. Help your community members stay informed and prepared for extreme heat conditions this summer by sharing Beat the Heat: Staying Safe in Extreme Conditions, a guide created by the Public Health Communications Collaborative in partnership with the Health Action Alliance. The resource has helpful tips for your communities to prevent, identify, and tr...

On World Hepatitis Day – Sunday, July 28 – the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for urgent action as hepatitis now ranks as the world's deadliest virus after COVID-19, with 1.3 million lives lost each year and rising deaths according to WHO data. With over two million new cases annually and 300 million people living with hepatitis, it remains the leading cause of liver cancer. As we approach ...
Pregnant individuals are at a heightened risk for severe COVID-19, leading to serious pregnancy complications like preterm birth and stillbirth. Recent research from the NIH RECOVER project indicates that nearly 10% of those infected during pregnancy develop long COVID. Common symptoms include fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and postexertional malaise. Factors such as obesity, anxiety, de...
In response to the ongoing H5N1 bird flu outbreak affecting poultry and cows in the U.S., the CDC has updated its guidance to help prevent the spread of flu at agricultural fairs. This guidance is crucial as four human cases linked to sick cows have been reported. The CDC emphasizes the importance of preventive measures to protect exhibitors, visitors, and livestock from flu. With numerous ...
The Biden-Harris Administration has announced $27.5 million in funding to enhance women’s behavioral health services nationwide. Administered by SAMHSA, this funding supports the unique mental health and substance use treatment needs of women. It includes $15 million for community-based maternal behavioral health services to improve access to culturally relevant, evidence-based treatment for ...
According to a recent article, expanding community-based research is vital for increasing diversity in clinical trials – which currently reflect limited demographic representation. The study reveals that the most socially vulnerable U.S. counties are the least likely to host clinical trials, underscoring a significant disparity. Despite innovations and the FDA's willingness to support flexibl...
Incorporating awards into your PR and marketing plan can be a game-changer for your brand, according to PRNews. They not only showcase your achievements but also help build trust and set you apart from competitors. Plus, they keep you accountable by encouraging you to collect and highlight your best campaigns. Showcasing your awards on your website or in your office instantly boosts your cr...