Written by Laura Shipp, National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

On Sunday, June 7, tens of thousands of people around the world gathered in their local communities to observe the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD).

NCSD is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June.…

Written by Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of the Let’s Move! campaign. This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to make children happier and healthier by reversing some dangerous trends in childhood obesity:

Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years. Almost 40% of African American and Hispanic children are overweight or obese. Obesity in kids can lead to dangerous medical problems later in life, such as heart disease, type II diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and asthma. Obese children and teenagers are more likely to become obese as adults compared to non-obese children. Early research suggests that low self-esteem from childhood obesity can negatively affect academic performance and social interactions.

Fortunately, parents, schools, community leaders and healthcare providers can take steps to help children become more physically active and decrease the chances those kids become obese.…

Written by the Weight-control Information Network

Did you know it’s almost National Diabetes Month? Each November this observance is a chance to raise awareness about diabetes, which affects more than 29.1 million Americans—over 9 percent of the U.S. population—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Luckily, people more likely to develop type 2 diabetes may reduce their chances if they increase physical activity and adopt other healthy habits.…

Community Health Centers are non-profit clinics that are located in medically underserved areas. They serve over 22 million people throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories. These centers play an important role in delivering healthcare for vulnerable populations and can save money by reducing the need for more expensive specialty care visits, which leads to savings for the entire health care system.