Journal

28 03, 2019

Protecting Those That Cannot Protect Themselves

By | 2019-03-28T10:48:12+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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

2 02, 2019

Portsmouth, NH Water Threats and Response

By | 2019-02-02T18:43:16+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Journal|

In 2014, the City of Portsmouth had to shut down the well that supplied the most drinking water in the Seacoast due to high levels of chemicals. We don’t know how long people were drinking water they should not have been while at work or daycare at Pease, but it likely was for quite some

2 02, 2019

Promoting a shift in the cancer paradigm

By | 2019-02-02T14:38:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Journal|

Cancer sucks.There, I said it. I have lost count how many friends, family members, professional colleagues, and acquaintances have been diagnosed with cancer, undergone treatments, “survived,” run the races, worn the awareness bracelets and tees, and unfortunately, too many who died from the disease, complications, or even the treatments that were supposed to be saving

29 01, 2019

EPA Punts On PFAs

By | 2019-01-29T14:28:40+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Journal|

Photo by Jong MarshesThe Environmental Protection Agency has been declawed, defanged, and neutered in the past two years, and while there are dozens of heart-breaking examples of how weak the EPA has become, the one takes the cake.Maybe it’s because my home state, Michigan, is still reeling and dealing with the Flint Water crisis. Maybe it’s because

27 01, 2019

This is 60

By | 2019-01-27T11:16:38+00:00 January 27th, 2019|Journal|

Bill Couzens, Less Cancer Founder Photo Caitlin ScottTaking InventoryProfessionally, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of and witness many victories through Less Cancer’s relentless mission to decrease incidences of increasing cancer, including educating the masses about cancer prevention, providing continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, and public health professionals, and championing national policy changes.

20 01, 2019

Women at the Head of the Table

By | 2019-01-20T12:46:51+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Journal|

I am so honored and grateful to have been able to speak at the women’s marches in Portsmouth and Concord alongside so many other important women leaders like Senator Hassan who immediately created a Task Force to take on the seacoast pediatric cancer cluster and from Rep. Annie Kuster who passed a major veteran reform

9 01, 2019

New Year’s Resolution: Eat Well For Cancer Prevention

By | 2019-01-09T12:53:44+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Journal|

Photo by Dragne MariusCancer can seem like something so nasty, so terrible, so devastating that we don’t have any control over it. It’s an overwhelming experience that affects individuals and families, destroys lives, and wreaks havoc on our health care system as well. It might seem like there is nothing you can do to stop but,