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Posts tagged: Cancer survivors

Many cancer survivors still smoke, don’t exercise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today on the health of cancer survivors. You always hear how a cancer diagnosis changes a person's health habits for the better. But it's not always the case. From the report, culled in a random survey of cancer survivors throughout the country, come these stats:

  • Approximately 15 percent of cancer survivors still smoked
  • Approximately 27 percent were obese
  • Approximately 31 percent had not participated in any leisure-time physical activity during the past 30 days.

Did a health scare help you change some unhealthy habits?

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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