I remember being a teenager in Reno — just driving age — and my mom would ask me to pick her up from a local casino. She had spent a few hours there playing her favorite video poker machines. And when she got in the car, she always smelled like a lit cigarette.
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As someone who holds a master’s in Kinesiology, was a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a current certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, I would like to discuss the importance of cancer survivors meeting with a trained expert in cancer exercise.
Nevada RESEP offers medical outreach and education to those affected by nuclear weapons testing. The United States conducted nearly 200 aboveground nuclear weapons tests from 1945 to 1962. During this time many Test Site workers, uranium industry workers, and families living or working downwind of the Nevada Test Site were exposed to harmful radioactive materials.
Studies show that people exposed to radiation are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. Regular medical screenings can help to manage that increased risk.
Partners working in colorectal cancer (CRC) across Nevada continue to be challenged with low rates of screening and high incidence of late-stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society is estimating Nevada will see 1,480 new cases of CRC and almost 600 deaths this year alone. While progress was made in increasing screening uptake by promoting “choice” in screening options, we still have a long way to go. Further complicating the issue for our uninsured and underserved, Nevada will no longer be receiving federal funding for CRC screening and diagnostics.
A virtual learning opportunity presented by Nevada Cancer Coalition to address Nevada's low cancer screening rates and decrease the number of late-stage diagnoses.
Join us August 17 - September 2, 2020
Following the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
When it comes to Paint Nevada Pink, SHARING is the name of the game!
We feel the best way to tell the world about the importance of breast cancer screening isn't throwing up ads on social media (we're a non-profit for goodness sakes!). The strongest message comes from you! Your friends trust you. They believe in your values. And they’re far more likely to engage in your social posts than anything we’d ever post.
During the recent pandemic, most Americans have skipped or postponed important medical care. Now that social distancing measures have successfully flattened the curve, it is time to start giving your health the attention that it deserves. We must address non-COVID-19 health problems before we start seeing the negative impact of delayed care on the health of our community. For important screening exams such as mammograms, we know that early detection and treatment saves lives.
Gyms are beginning to open up across Nevada and many people are anxious to get back to their exercise routines. Cancer survivors are included in this group, as they should be, with exercise being a great way to improve your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer reoccurrence. However, even the cleanest gyms are a breeding ground for germs.