Grilling food can potentially be dangerous if cancer-causing carcinogens are created from flare-ups and too much smoke.  PinnacleHealth Dietitian Marykaye Flatley, RD, LDN and Harrisburg Hospital/Sodexo’s Executive Chef Paul Gusst show us the way to minimize your risk and enjoy grilled foods that are both flavorful and nutritious.

Grilling has received a bit of a bad reputation due to recent studies that show that grilling can expose the food to two separate carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents.  So, does this mean we should ban grilled food forever? No! The good news is that there are healthy ways to grill that can help you minimize your risk and enjoy grilled foods that are both flavorful and nutritious!

If you're out and about this summer, you might spot Dr. Steven Pandelidis, a surgical oncologist with Apple Hill Surgical Associates in York, PA. He says, "I do a lot of outdoor activities and triathlons, and I see a lot of people running around. If I see a funny-looking mole, I tell them to get it looked at."

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It is diagnosed in more than two million people each year. Yet, many Americans, especially during the summer months, continue to expose themselves to the harmful rays of the sun without protection while they work, play or are on vacation. Would you know how to recognize skin cancer’s warning signs?

(Boston, MA) -- With balmy temperatures hitting the region within the past couple of weeks, many Central Pennsylvanians have been spending time outside enjoying the sunny skies. But spending too much time in the sun can be dangerous, potentially leading to skin cancer and complications for some cancer patients themselves.

Cancer news in brief for the week of July 9th

The world's fastest camera, developed by UCLA engineers, is being used to detect rogue cancer cells.

A National Institute of Health funded study published last week reported that research showed a low-carb diet, that emphasized fish, chicken, beef and some fruits and vegetables while avoiding pasta, bread, and potatoes, resulted in about 300 fewer calories than low-fat and Mediterranean type diets.  Is it the final word on how to lose or maintain weight?

Sunscreen for your baby? You might think that’s the right thing to do when you take your baby outdoors this summer. But first, check out these tips for summer sun safety. Infants under 6 months of age need special protection from the sun—not sunscreen.

News for the week of June 28th 2012

The Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law with a 5-4 vote on Thursday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s four more liberal members with his deciding vote.

Cancer news headlines from the week of 6.18.12-

Scientists have learned how a common cold virus can kill tumors and trigger an immune response, like a vaccine, when injected into the blood stream.  This is a significant step forward in developing this new cancer treatment.

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