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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

Posted by PCF Admin on July 8th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Looking for a vegetarian option for your next cookout? This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is our answer. For extra flavor, we top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad. Recipe Ingredients: 1 small clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 large or 3 medium portobello mushroom caps, gills removed (see Tip) Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, lightly grilled or toasted 2 cups arugula or spinach, stemmed and chopped if large 1 large tomato, sliced Recipe Steps: Preheat grill to medium-high. Mash garlic into a paste on a cutting board with the back of a spoon. Combine with mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside. Coat both sides of eggplant rounds and mushroom caps with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, turning once, until tender ...

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Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. The U.S. death rate for colorectal cancer also fell from 19 to 16.7 per 100,000 between 2003 and 2007. ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Key Player in Global Lung Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on July 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - For the next few days I am attending the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. More than 100 countries are represented and there are 50 patient advocates from 21 countries. (That's up from two in 1997, and I was one of the two!) The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts this very important global conference. While at the Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, I attended the Global Lung Cancer ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...