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Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan are: Building Healthy and Safe Community Environments Expanding Quality Preventive Services in Both Clinical and Community Settings Empowering People to make Healthy Choices Eliminating Health Disparities Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “This National Prevention Strategy, called for under the Affordable Care Act, will help us transform our health care system away from a focus on sickness and disease to a focus on prevention and wellness. We know that prevention helps people live long and productive lives and can help combat rising healthcare costs.” You can read the full press release and more information here. Prevent Cancer Foundation shares these goals and supports these strategies to reduce your risk for cancer. Exercise, healthy diet, ...

Learning with the Best: Bad Beat on Cancer Seminar with Annie Duke

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events - I flew to Las Vegas to support the 8th year of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer poker initiative at the World Series of Poker. I was anxious to see our new booth in action, and catch one of the free seminars with the pros. [caption id="attachment_4613" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Annie Duke speaking at the "Making Better Decisions" BBoC seminar"][/caption] I was delighted to find I’d be sitting in on the “Making Better Decisions” seminar given ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

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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 ...

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. ...