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Shannon Miller: How Early Detection Saved My Life

Posted by PCF Admin on September 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Early Detection - With seven Olympic medals, nine World Championship medals and honored in eight Halls of Fame, Shannon Miller remains the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time. [caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Shannon competing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."][/caption] Reflecting on the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta may bring back memories of the “Magnificent 7,” the tiny but powerful U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team who captured gold for the U.S. in the team competition for the first time in history. It was during those Olympics that Miller also became the first American to ever win the balance beam event. Recalling the moment of landing her gold-medal winning routine in Atlanta, she smiles, remembering that, “I just wanted to live in that one moment. It was perfect.” Fast-forward 15 years later. Miller can be found running her own health and fitness lifestyle company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle, while also caring for her husband and two-year-old son, Rocco. From writing books to hosting her own radio show, Miller is a busy full time career-woman, wife and mother.  However, one doctor’s appointment last December turned her already hectic life upside down when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “I was really busy and thinking about putting off that appointment. ...

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Healthy Recipes: Crab Cake Burgers

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on September 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Crab Cake Burgers

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces. Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound ...

Congressional Spouse Honored for Contribution to Cancer Awareness

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Each fall, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program hosts an annual awards luncheon to  recognize the activities of Congressional spouses, Members of Congress, the press and community advocates who have distinguished themselves by their work to educate the public on cancer prevention, early detection and reducing our risks for this disease. This unique Capitol Hill event brings together a bipartisan, bicameral group of spouses and Members of Congress – along with leaders in the cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, ...