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A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the harder it becomes to establish them later in life. Read on to learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and what you can do now to reduce your risk. Know your family history. A family history of colorectal cancer puts you at two to three times the risk. Talk with your family not only about colorectal cancer but other cancers and health issues too. A healthy person with "average risk" should start screening for colorectal cancer at the age of fifty; it is recommended that people with a family history or other risk factors discuss the optimal age for screening with their health care professional. Good nutrition and exercise are the two most recommended prevention tips for all types of cancer prevention. Eat well. Make it a habit in ...

Healthy recipe: Clementine & five-spice chicken

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken recipe gets its intense and complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients but it looks and tastes fantastic. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 8-10 clementines, divided 2. Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese ...

Healthy recipe: Kale chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
Kale Chips

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Recipe Description: Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don’t overcrowd the pans. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups) 2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Position ...

Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Program 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 ...