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Healthy Holiday Memories

Posted by PCF Admin on December 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Growing up in a free-spirited Northern California household, my family celebrates the holidays a little differently. Out is the normally rich holiday fare and in with the simple, healthy, vegetable based holiday feast. My family tends to go fairly light in the appetizers department, focusing on smaller amounts of tasty and simple dishes. A recent favorite has been my father’s carrot purée for dipping raw vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower. Carrot purée is quick and easy to make; all it takes is a blender or food processor, fresh carrots and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Carrots are full of naturally occurring sugar and are a fantastic way to add sweetness to dishes without adding calories or processed ingredients. Kale chips are another quick and easy favorite. They are flavorful and a low-sodium alternative to potato chips and taste wonderful with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of freshly ground pepper. My sister frequently prepares artichokes or a butternut squash salad, dressed with minced garlic and a nip of olive oil, which are both family favorites. For the main course my mother likes to serve a West Coast meatloaf. She makes it healthier by cooking a fairly small quantity and using ...

Researcher Q & A with Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on December 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
Sarah AbouElSeoud

Research - [caption id="attachment_6109" align="alignright" width="166" caption="Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison"][/caption] The Foundation is proud to highlight the breast cancer research of Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Trepanier received a two-year grant from the Foundation in spring 2008 to examine whether specific enzymes present in the human breast are associated with breast cancer risk. What led you to the field of breast cancer research? I began my career by ...

Cancer Queens Use “Edutainment” to Promote Screening and Awareness

Posted by Sheila Bates, MSSW, Manager, Community Outreach, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on December 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Bates Cancer Queen 10-21-08

Community Outreach - Envision a group of women donning feather boas and rhinestone tiaras, dancing to the sound of “The Loco-motion” while singing the lyrics, “Every woman needs this lifesavin’ test now. Come on baby, go and get your Pap smear.” These 10 lovely ladies are a part of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue! This traveling troupe of professional health educators volunteer to perform a 45-minute, live show featuring skits and song and dance ...

Aerial Silks — Fitness and Fun at the Big Top

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Liona

Exercise Daily - During the holidays, cold weather and decadent food can make it challenging to stay active throughout the seemingly never-ending winter season. This year, ditch that boring gym workout for something a little different. [caption id="attachment_5882" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Christina Kaoh"][/caption] You might have seen it at Cirque du Soleil or during Pink’s high flying performance at last year’s Grammy awards, and it’s called aerial silks. The performances are literally dances in the air complete with extreme poses and ...