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Turning the Tides on Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. (GSAHEC), is providing colorectal and prostate cancer education and promoting preventive behaviors among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida. The organization was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Foundations 2011 Community Grants program. The Turning the Tides project aims to reach over 2,200 underserved community members with colorectal cancer and prostate health awareness education and referrals. The incidence rates for both cancers are higher than state averages, in the two targeted counties. Community Health Workers (CHWs) were trained in February of this year and are reaching out to community members at health fairs and community events, with culturally appropriate and easy-to-understand information. The Community Health Workers are community members themselves and easily approachable. The educational sessions are being held in homes, churches, clinics and community settings. As of June 30th,  CHWs provided presentations on colorectal cancer to 126 participants, reached over 500 community members with information on both colorectal and prostate cancers, and facilitated “Men’s Health Awareness Sunday” on Father’s Day raising awareness on prostate cancer in 25 churches reaching 1,095 congregation members. GSAHEC is a not for profit organization established in 1995. Its mission is to establish community-academic partnerships ...

Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Wrap

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Mediterranean Wrap

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup couscous, preferably whole-wheat 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive ...

Junk Food Ads Cause Children to Nag Incessantly

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Healthy Eating - In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests ...

Smokers Looking to Quit Can Benefit from Weight Training

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

No Smoking - A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the control group, and a follow-up investigation three months later found that the percentages were largely the same. With only a ...