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Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Posted by Rebecca Evans on February 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Making health conscious choices is not something you normally think about on Valentine’s Day. I love getting a card from my sweetheart, but my sweet tooth cannot wait for a box of chocolates. It is my favorite day of the year for chocolates and truffles of all types. Post Valentine’s Day, many regret the sugar laden treats this season brings and ultimately the havoc it reeks on our bodies. We feel sluggish and often eat more candy than we would like to admit. This Valentine’s day opt to be happy and healthy. Don’t say goodbye to sweets but do be selective in the candy store. Make healthier choices for your sweet tooth and your loved one. Healthier treats: dark chocolate, fruits and nuts Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush includes getting to know chocolate a little bit better. Choose a dark or semi-sweet chocolate with a high cocoa percentage. Dark chocolates are filled with antioxidants and, in moderation, chocolate has many health benefits. The darker the chocolate, the better it is for you. Dark chocolate covered fruits and nuts are a great way to add extra nutrients. Dried berries are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants. Go ahead and ask for dark chocolate covered ...

Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on February 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Events - In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., an internist and faculty member at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently studying ways to make that communication ...

Free webcast on cancer funding – February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director, Policy and Advocacy on February 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Webcast - We regret to inform you that the Prevent Cancer Foundation webcast “Funding Cancer Research in an Era of Fiscal Restraint” that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST must be canceled due to the impending snowstorm on the East Coast. Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch soon with a rescheduled date for the webcast. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is holding a free webcast this Thursday, ...

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on February 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Research - Prevent Cancer is proud to announce our six newly funded researchers in cancer prevention and early detection! Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ying Fu, Ph.D., Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early detection Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award ...