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About Focused on Health

Here at MD Anderson, cancer prevention is about more than research labs. It’s also about making healthier choices that can help your body fight off diseases like cancer.

But we know that making those choices every day can be tough. That’s where Focused on Health comes in.

Each month, we feature information you can actually use to help protect your body from cancer.

Imagine getting these insider tips from MD Anderson experts once a month:

  • Need to de-stress? Take a hike! Research shows that walking through the forest may curb stress, heart rate, pulse rate and blood pressure.
  • Don't go gluten-free unless you have celiac disease. You'll miss out on whole grains that help your body prevent cancer.
  • Haven’t started menopause? Schedule your mammogram for the week after your period. Your breasts usually are less tender then.
  • Your skin takes 30 minutes to absorb sunscreen. So, apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher 30 minutes before you head outside to prevent sunburns that can cause skin cancer.

And, these tips aren’t all you’ll get. Each month, you’ll also receive cancer-fighting recipes and tools to make it easier for you to lead a healthier life.

So, are you in?

Sign up to receive Focused on Health in your email inbox. Then, share the health and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Our Editorial Staff

Jo Ann Ward
, M.P.H., Associate Vice President, Division of Public Affairs
Therese B. Bevers, M.D., Medical Director, Cancer Prevention Center
Stephanie Kim, M.B.A., Associate Director, Public Education Office
Adelina Espat, Communications Program Manager, Public Education Office
Brittany Cordeiro, Senior Communications Specialist, Public Education Office

Focused on Health is a publication of the Public Education Office at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center, is the medical editor.

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