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Visiting Michigan’s U.P. with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by PCF Admin on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - “So, Cheryssa, how are things down in DC?” Since I moved down to the city less than a year ago, this is a question I still get asked very often by friends and family. Over the last few months I’ve been able to give them quite an update – “It’s great! I travel with a giant colon that people walk through!” The Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM is definitely a sight to see! At 8 feet tall and 20 feet long, it is – literally – a giant colon that people walk through. As part of the Prevent Cancer Foundation staff, I knew that we used this exhibit to promote colorectal cancer awareness and screening guidelines but it was only a few months ago that I started traveling with it. Until that time, I never would have thought I would be having conversations with people on topics ranging from daily fiber intake to colonoscopies! I recently had the privilege of working with Noel Pingatore of the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan to bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon to five different cities in Michigan. Below are some of the highlights from the first two stops. I flew into Sawyer International Airport way up in Michigan’s ...

Tips For Packing Your Own Lunch to Improve Your Health and IQ

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Healthy Eating - No matter how healthy the options are, eating at school or a cafeteria at work or, even worse, a fast food restaurant for lunch can be a risky proposal for your health. However, when you pack your lunch yourself, or for your kids, you can control the ingredients and therefore the calorie and fat content and the sodium levels to help provide a tasty, healthy and much cheaper alternative. In addition, a recent study has ...

Healthy Recipes: Garden Pasta Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein ...

A Win for Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the ...