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Healthy Recipes: Crab Cake Burgers

Posted by PCF Admin on September 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Crab Cake Burgers

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces. Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound crabmeat 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (see Note) 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons minced chives 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or to taste 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons unsalted butter Recipe Steps: Mix crab, egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, lemon juice, celery seed, onion powder, pepper and hot sauce in a large bowl. Form into 6 patties. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming. Cook the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Recipe Tips & Notes: Note: Panko breadcrumbs, also known as Japanese breadcrumbs or bread flakes, are coarser in texture than other dried breadcrumbs. They produce a crispy crust ...

Congressional Spouse Honored for Contribution to Cancer Awareness

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Each fall, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program hosts an annual awards luncheon to  recognize the activities of Congressional spouses, Members of Congress, the press and community advocates who have distinguished themselves by their work to educate the public on cancer prevention, early detection and reducing our risks for this disease. This unique Capitol Hill event brings together a bipartisan, bicameral group of spouses and Members of Congress – along with leaders in the cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on | No Comments »
Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on | 1 Comment »
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Regular Screening - In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...