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Healthy Recipes: Lemon Lovers’ Asparagus

Posted by PCF Admin on July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops. Recipe Ingredients: 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, shaking the pan occasionally to toss, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 13 to 15 minutes. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 91 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 302 mg sodium; 241 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Folate (42% daily value), Vitamin C (90% dv), Vitamin A (25% dv). 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat  

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...

Communities Making Changes to Promote Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Last month, the Administration declared a goal of changing America’s “sick care system to a health care system” with their announcement of a national wellness strategy. The President has asked a range of Federal agencies to consider prevention in everything they do, and asks the rest of us to contribute to being healthier and making our communities healthier places. Many communities across the country have been making strides in becoming healthier. Exercise stations are being added ...

Foundation Awards Research Grants for Spring 2011

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Administration & Community Outreach on July 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to announce its research grantees for spring 2011. The three researchers, who were selected from a pool of over 50 applications nationwide, hail from Washington, DC, Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL. The projects will expand the body of knowledge on prevention and early detection for breast, lung and ovarian cancer. [caption id="attachment_4554" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Suzanne O'Neill[/caption] This year’s Holden Family Grant in Breast Cancer was given to Dr. Suzanne O’Neill, assistant ...