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The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control efforts that will positively impact our ability to prevent or detect cancer early. And with a growing deficit and shrinking discretionary spending, securing funding has become a greater challenge in recent years. On Monday, President Obama took the first step to move the Federal government towards a FY 2013 budget, with the release of his budget request. The President’s budget contains either flat funding, or small reductions in many of the programs that are critical to moving research and cancer control forward. And perhaps more alarmingly, money from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (created by the Affordable Care Act) is used to fund existing cancer prevention and control efforts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as opposed to serving as an infusion of ...

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours To Make Ahead: Store the cooled cake airtight at room temperature for up to 1 day. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with almonds just before serving. | Equipment: 9-inch springform pan, parchment paper Recipe Description: Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It’s lovely for afternoon tea or a spring holiday dessert. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites—they should be white and very foamy, but not ...

Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...

Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

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Wellness - A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...