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Komen Race for the Cure; New York City

September 14, 2008

2008 Komen New York City Race for the Cure® Sunday, September 14, 2008, Central Park, 9 amYou can help create a world without breast cancer. Join more than 20,000 New Yorkers - including over 1,500 breast cancer survivors - at our annual 5K Run/Walk and help run breast cancer out of town!Komen Greater NYC was founded in 1990 by friends of the late television journalist Benita Feurey — friends committed to keeping her memory...

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Japan: Physically Active People Less Likely to Develop Cancer; Study by Japanese Health Ministry

July 11, 2008

Rueters News Agency announced yesterday a first of it's kind study from Japan looking at the relationship between exercise and leisure and the development of cancer.  The research group led by the Japanese health ministry found that physically active people are less likely than sedentary people to develop cancer.  Men in the most active group had a 13 percent lower risk of developing cancer compared with the least active group....

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Exercising Men Less Likely to Die from Cancer; New study from Sweden

June 29, 2008

A new study from the Karolinska Institutet, a Swedish medical university, found that men who exercise often are less likely to die from cancer than men who don't. The study looked at physical activity levels and cancer risk in over 40,000 men, aged 45 - 79. During the seven year study, men who walked or cycled for 30 minutes a day or more had a 33 % increase in survival from cancer than the men who exercised less. The researchers published...

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Low Levels of Physical Activity and High Levels of Obesity Found in Cancer Survivors; Fitness, Obesity and Cancer

April 22, 2008

A new study reveals that many cancer survivors are inactive and obese, which may negatively affect the control of their disease. The findings, which come from a study of cancer survivors in Canada, show that a cancer diagnosis does not appear to prompt significant behavior change and that interventions to increase physical activity and promote better eating habits among cancer survivors are warranted. The study is published in the June 1,...

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ACSM AND AMA LAUNCH "EXERCISE IS MEDICINE" PROGRAM; Calls for Physicians to Prescribe Exercise to Patients

December 21, 2007

In November, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) launched Exercise is Medicine TM, a new program designed to encourage America's patients to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily routine.  Exercise is Medicine TM calls on doctors to prescribe exercise to their patients.A recent survey conducted of the public by ACSM found that nearly two-thirds of patients...

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ACSM AND AMA EXPAND "EXERCISE IS MEDICINETM" PROGRAM; Action plan issued to incorporate physical activity into healthcare plans

December 20, 2007

A week after launching Exercise is MedicineTM, a new initiative designed to encourage physicians to counsel patients about physical activity and prescribe exercise, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are reaching out to leaders at the national and state levels and supporting organizations.The two organizations have issued a five-point action plan that will help Exercise is MedicineTM,...

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