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Healthy Recipes: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Posted by PCF Admin on October 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 3 days. | Equipment: 9-inch deep-dish pie pan Recipe Description: While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is. Recipe Ingredients: Crust 1.    30 small gingersnap cookies (about 7 1/2 ounces) 2.    2 tablespoons raisins 3.    1 tablespoon canola oil Filling 1.    1 cup canned pumpkin puree 2.    1/3 cup packed brown sugar 3.    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4.    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 5.    1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 6.    2 pints (4 cups) frozen low-fat vanilla ice cream, softened (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1.    Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray. 2.    To prepare crust: Combine gingersnaps and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and pulse until blended. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. 3.    Bake the crust until set, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 4.    To prepare filling: Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and ...

“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - A team of researchers lead by Steriani Elavsky at Penn State University has found that women between the ages of 40 and 60 respond better to moderate rather than vigorous exercise. According to Elavsky, the group of women who exercised moderately were two-times more likely to feel energized, confident and willing to continue exercising in the future. Elavsky notes that middle-aged women are one of the least-active groups when it comes to exercise and are ...

2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: SAVE THESE DATES!

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Conferences - The 2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge will take place on March 22-23, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. At the 2012 conference, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished keynote panel moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and to explore action-oriented topics like: what it will take to keep increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and how the coming changes ...

It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that smoking rates among young adults have fallen more drastically than those of older adults. Dr. Bethea Kleykamp, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, says the difference in quitting rates likely stems from older adults’ belief that the damage has already been done. However, Dr. Kleykamp believes this mind-set is not entirely valid, pointing to research that has found that even a month without ...