October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so think pink when it comes to shopping. You won’t have buyer’s remorse when you purchase these products because you know the proceeds are going to some great causes.

In all of the news that is important to women (particularly those concerned with their breast health), this is some of the most interesting and vital. Read on for why the Susan G. Komen Foundation cut ties with Planned Parenthood.

Breast Cancer Awareness month begins this Saturday, and with it comes a variety of health, beauty and fashion products that come in that perfect girly shade of pink! Keep reading to learn more about what products are out there, who they benefit and how anyone (yes, even redheads) can pull off the color pink!

If there’s one food topic that has grown in popularity over the years, it’s the topic of organic food. I’m sure we’ve all heard that much of our produce has been sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals that could harm us over time.  Sometimes we’re strongly urged to buy all organic produce, sometimes we’re urged only to buy specific foods, but it seems that the guidelines and recommendations are always changing.

Personally, I purchase some of my produce organic and others I don’t. Unfortunately organic produce can be more costly, which easily deters many people from purchasing it. I also try to buy organic because it’s good for the environment. Much of our planet’s water pollution stems from the chemicals used in agriculture.

With all the new cases of skin cancer popping up each year, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is more important than ever. I always used to get burnt not because I refused to wear sunscreen, but because I didn’t really understand how it worked. Having the facts can be the difference between scorching your skin and increasing your chances of skin cancer and having beautiful, less-wrinkled skin. So read up on these sunscreen myths and make sure you apply sunscreen each day (if you’re going outside).

If you haven’t purchased sunblock yet this season, definitely do so. Here are the editors’ picks for best sunblocks!

Planning to have some fun in the sun this Memorial Day weekend?  Before you go scorching your skin, spend today learning about ways to protect yourself this summer.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have joined together to name today “Don’t Fry Day.” Learn more after the jump.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October 1st, and that means it’s officially Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In a post just a week or so ago, I wrote about the recent mammogram controversy, which you should definitely check out.  I am in full support of mammograms as well as other precautionary methods of screening for breast cancer.  Each week of October, Fit&Fab Living will be featuring a new Breast Cancer Awareness Month feature.  This week’s feature is How to Give Yourself a Breast Self Exam.

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This week a new study was released in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at breast cancer patients in Norway pre- and post 1996.  The study was designed to study the effectiveness of mammograms in this modern day when medical treatments have reached an advanced stage.  The results were anything but predictable, however.  The results have created quite the division among doctors.

Keep reading to learn the shocking results of this study!

Today marks the first day of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and this Friday is National Teal Day. Thousands of Americans will be wearing teal to increase awareness about the ovarian cancer. The day will serve as a reminder that ovarian cancer remains the deadliest of all the cancers of the reproductive system. It is also still a leading cause of cancer death among women.

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