How Gardening Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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With the weather warming and the days becoming longer, we begin breaking out of our homes and shaking off the last dregs of winter. Americans enjoy a renewed interest in outdoor activities with the warmer weather—and while there’s no shortage of outdoor activities, gardening is one that can help boost physical activity levels as well as the number of veggies on your plate.

Gardening is a wonderful activity because it’s scaleable—if you have a small space, like an apartment, you can use window boxes to grow smaller plants like herbs, or find a community garden that has a plot that you can use. If your space is larger, you can grow vegetables like peppers and eggplants, and you might even want to try fruits like strawberries.

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AICR Teams Up with PROSHRED®

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The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security will team up to host their sixth-annual nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Sunday, June 1. Community members are invited to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded while raising funds for cancer research and education.

The event will be held throughout the country at participating PROSHRED® locations. Event times will vary by location. You can find locations and other details here.

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AICR Conference: What Health Professionals Gain for Cancer Prevention & Survivorship

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For health professionals, the AICR Research Conference is the place to receive the latest evidence-based updates on reducing cancer risk and patient wellness. This is crucial for patient discussions at a time when celebrities and best sellers promote dietary extremes, and headlines present lab studies without the context of overall studies.

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