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Prevent Cancer Grant Helps Gilda’s Club South Florida “Raise the Roof” on Breast Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

Outreach - “Raising the Roof”, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, is a new project undertaken by Gilda’s Club South Florida to address breast cancer disparity among women of color. Targeted outreach and breast health education lectures will help spread the word across the community. Recently, Gilda’s raised the roof at a luncheon hosted by the North Broward County Chapter of Links Incorporated. The 200 women and men in attendance learned about breast cancer support for not only women of African-American decent but for their entire family and friends as well. Gilda’s Club has enlisted the help of many professionals in our tri-county area to offer free educational seminars which include various aspects of preventative care as well as other breast cancer specific lectures. Topics to be presented over the next year will include genetics, treatment and post treatment options, sexuality and breast cancer and psychosocial issues. Cultivating open dialogues and providing resources to women of color through projects like “Raising the Roof” is vital to reducing breast cancer disparity. The value of a program such as this was evident when at the conclusion of the recent luncheon a member of the audience approached the speaker and explained that she was in fear of being ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Healthy Eating - Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa, whole-wheat couscous or linguine. 4 servings Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 ...

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

Posted by PCF AdminPCF 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 ...

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 ...