Posted on August 31, 2016
We recently collaborated with the online patient community Smart Patients on an empathy-building program called #ColorectalCancer1day. Together we matched patients and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer (“teachers”) with researchers and clinicians from Kaiser Permanente who wanted to learn more about what one day with colorectal cancer feels like (“learners”). We’re now sharing the highlights from this learning experience with a broader audience. Read more
Posted on November 13, 2015
In Part 1 of our “What You Need to Know About Processed Meat, Red Meat and Cancer Risk” series, Oncology Dietitian Rhone Levin broke down the International Agency for Research on Cancer and World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent report “Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat” (which found positive links between consuming red and processed meats and 18 types of cancer) and gave some of examples of processed meats, read meats and protein alternatives.
Now, we’re discussing reducing your cancer risk and ways to incorporate more plant foods.
Posted on September 16, 2015
September is Food Safety Month and as I reviewed the questions about food safety and colon cancer that we received over the last couple of weeks, it became very clear that people are just as concerned about the quality of food we are putting in our bodies on a regular basis as they are about washing hands well before eating.
Posted on September 8, 2015
What’s your best feature?
Maybe it’s the curly hair you inherited from your mom, the knack for cooking you got from your dad or the dimples that match your grandmother’s. The best parts about you are the things that make you stand out, the things that make you, well, you. So don’t you think those things are worth protecting?
Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why limit it to just one part of your body?
This month is about you! We want to make sure you’re taking care of everything that makes you great—to pink and beyond! Protect all your assets, including your colon. We’ll debut some new shirts, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out a sneak peek of our new campaign poster and buttons, which is available for pre-order. Also, download these fun images to rock on your social media profiles and spread the word!
Posted on August 27, 2015
As I sit and watch my toddler crunch her way through a rootbeer flavored Dum Dum sucker, I can’t help but think “no way” when she asks, “more, mommy?”
What is it that causes so many of us to see sugar in a bad light? Toddlers sure love it. And I know that I love the taste of it too. I even love the smell of it baking and the sight of it caramelized on the top of a crème brulee.
As sugar and sugar sweetened foods became more accessible—and activity levels decrease—we’ve learned that sugar isn’t the best for us. High consumption of sugar sweetened foods has been linked to excess weight gain, and carrying excess weight has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.