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“Dr. Derm” Explains the Importance of Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on May 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Derm

Save Your Skin - You might wonder how a dermatologist can save a life. The answer is simple: skin cancers – we find them, we treat them and we feel great about it! Your skin is your biggest organ; the organ that plays a vital role not just in your appearance, but on your immune system and your ability to maintain an ideal body temperature and metabolism. What can you do to make the most out of your visit to a dermatologist? How can you save your skin? Thought you’d never ask! First of all, avoid excess exposure to UV radiation. Even on a cloudy day there is UV radiation. Take charge of your skin and examine yourself regularly. Remember to wear sunscreen, hats and long-sleeved clothing when outside. Do not smoke! So what should you be looking for? There are a few easy guidelines to help you. Look at your skin closely – be proactive. Any sore that does not heal, ulcerates or starts to grow can be suspicious for skin cancer. Scaly rough spots can be actinic keratosis (pre cancers) and also need to be evaluated. Moles that are asymmetric in their color, shape, borders or are growing fast can be worrisome. If you are unsure, just ...

Mother’s Day Top 10 List

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Mother's Day

Healthy Eating - If you are planning the prerequisite “Mother’s Day Brunch” one more time, think again.  We all want the best for our mothers, but sometimes they need to be reminded to take care of themselves, and how much they do mean to us.  Now is the time! Mom’s spend the whole year taking care of everyone else, so let’s look at a few things to keep Mom healthy, fit, and stress free. ************************************************************************************* Stress goes hand in hand with ...

Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Healthy Eating - Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. Serve with warm, crusty bread or pack it in a pita for a sandwich. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne. 4 servings Active Time: 25 minutes  Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed 2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked ...

Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Suzette headshot

Early Detection - Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the ...