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Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

Posted by PCF Admin on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of smokers who want to quit signals a step in the right direction, but stressed the need for health care providers to offer more smoking-cessation programs, many of which have only recently become available under certain health insurance plans. Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal. Most Smokers Want to Quit, Only a Fraction Actually Do

Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Fitness classes such as yoga, aerobics, zumba and kickboxing tend to keep people returning to the gym. The popularity of these classes is why gyms are always searching for the next big exercise fad. According to Tim Keightley of Gold’s Gym, group exercisers visit the gym more often and are more likely to renew their memberships. Keightley pointed to industry figures which show that group exercisers attend the gym 3 times a week while the average ...

Capps Congressional Champion for Lung Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The legislative process is complex, and Congress can be a difficult branch of government to navigate to have a positive impact on prevention policy.  Having Congressional champions is critical, and Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a steadfast supporter of prevention, research and quality of care.  The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program recently honored her for her work in this regard.  As we observe lung cancer awareness month, Congresswoman Capps’ work in support of lung cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Edamame-Ginger Dip

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Edamame-Ginger Dip

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 1/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 1/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Recipe Description: Think of this dip as an Asian version of hummus, made with edamame, ginger and soy. Serve with rice crackers and/or carrot sticks. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces frozen shelled edamame 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon tahini 1 clove garlic 1/8 teaspoon salt Hot pepper sauce ...