Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

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

Posted by PCF Admin 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 their natural habitat.  A lot of joy in my life has come from my furry friends and I know that I am not alone. For all of the pet lovers out there reading this, what I am about to share may come as no surprise. According to the 2011-2012 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes.  That’s incredible! What’s even more incredible; are the amazing health benefits that are correlated to pet ownership. Did you know that: Pets Help to Lower Blood Pressure- A recent study at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that people with hypertension who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations ...

Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Watermelon Sorbet

Healthy Eating - This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker. Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times) To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded 2 tablespoons lime juice Recipe Steps: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve ...

Whole Foods Old Town Has Cancer Prevention in the Bag!

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on June 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - For the next six months, residents of the DC metro area can help save the planet while aiding the Prevent Cancer Foundation in its mission of cancer prevention and early detection. Sound too good to be true? Not only has Whole Foods made this possible, but they are also allowing shoppers to save money while doing it. The Whole Foods Old Town, located at 1700 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA, has selected the Prevent Cancer Foundation ...

Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Gang Zeng

Research - To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the ...