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About Bill Couzens

Bill Couzens is the Founder of Next Generation Choices Foundation and the Campaigns Less Cancer and Healthy Town. Couzens is also the visionary for National Cancer Prevention Day.
30 01, 2022

2022 National Cancer Prevention Workshop

By |2022-03-24T18:37:08-04:00January 30th, 2022|Journal|

In just a few days, some of the most brilliant minds and inspiring people of the cancer prevention community come together. The 2022 National Cancer Prevention Workshop includes three days of discussion, insight, and revelation.Of course, we would all much rather be back in Washington, D.C. to share this experience face-to-face. The realities of the

20 01, 2022

The Biden Administration’s One-Year Progress on Cancer

By |2022-03-24T18:37:11-04:00January 20th, 2022|Journal|

The Biden Administration’s One-Year Progress on CancerFew administrations have as close and personal a connection with cancer as President Joe Biden’s. As Vice President in 2015, Biden lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer. A year later, he took the lead on a cancer task force with the goal of dramatically accelerating cancer research. The astronomically

15 01, 2022

What’s In A Headline?: Medical Misinformation

By |2022-03-24T18:37:14-04:00January 15th, 2022|Journal|

If there’s any safe way to seek out news on the Internet, scrollable outlets aren’t it. When there is always another headline, another article, our understanding of recent events is often left to whatever attention-grabbing title and blurb that gets pulled into the meta description.That is a dangerous habit in any situation, but it may

27 12, 2021

Europe Could Ban PFAS By 2025

By |2022-03-24T18:37:17-04:00December 27th, 2021|Journal|

It may be incremental change, but it is progress.As 2021 ends, the European Union is pushing for tighter controls on PFAS in the new year. Despite pushback from a number of industries, the measure is expected to limit how and where PFAS are used.Creating restrictions can be costly and time-consuming. There are also many variations of

20 12, 2021

Cancer Research Worth Writing Down This Year

By |2022-03-24T18:37:21-04:00December 20th, 2021|Journal|

Cancer Research Worth Writing Down This YearIf we really knew everything about cancer, we’d be able to cure it by now. While the success rates of modern cancer treatments have steadily improved outcomes for most types of cancer, we might still be scratching the surface of truly understanding how to fight this disease.What we do know, however,

28 03, 2019

Protecting Those That Cannot Protect Themselves

By |2019-03-28T10:48:12-04:00March 28th, 2019|Journal|

Photo by Sara Louise KinsellWhile I am the founder of Less Cancer, I’m not a believer that it is possible to legislate good health. What I do know is that with smart policies we can protect those that cannot protect themselves-especially children.One example is the legislation coming in Ohio, Senate Bill 78, which is proposing a

24 03, 2019

March 24, 2019 NH Policy/Advocacy Update

By |2019-03-24T15:28:40-04:00March 24th, 2019|Journal|

The Devil We Know NH Film Series on a snowy night in WakefieldLast week was a productive week in the NH House. Several important pieces of legislation passed the House and Senate floor. Here’s a summary:HB494, relative to removal or containment of contaminants from the Coakley Landfill passed the House Floor on a whopping vote of

3 03, 2019

Polluters Must Pay

By |2019-03-03T14:29:55-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Journal|

Paula Tracy photo Peter Britz, representing the Coakley Landfill Group, and Portsmouth City Attorney Robert Sullivan oppose a bill to force the state to clean up the Coakley Landfill in North Hampton.It has been 3 years since the state DHHS confirmed the existence of a double cancer cluster. The cancer cluster means that children in our

23 02, 2019

Go, Gretchen. Michigan Governor Tackles Clean Water with

By |2019-02-23T11:13:27-05:00February 23rd, 2019|Journal|

There has been a lot of talk about water. In Michigan, we’re surrounded by it, we’re reliant on it, and we’re fiercely defensive of it. However, there has been a wide gap between the wishes of residents and the priorities of our chosen legislators. For all of the former governor Rick Snyder’s term, which was

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