Staying Healthy as a Family

August 2012 – For families, staying healthy is a group effort. Healthful habits such as avoiding too much sun exposure, maintaining a proper weight, eating right and exercising regularly can reduce a child's cancer risk by more than 50 percent. In this "8 Ways to Prevent Cancer" video, Washington University researcher Denise Wilfley, PhD, says small changes in a child's lifestyle can go a long way in improving the child's overall health. According to Wilfley, children are more likely to be physically active if they see their parents being physically active. Learn more about the "8 Ways" at