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Healthy Recipes: Wake-Up Smoothie

Posted by PCF Admin on October 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
Wake-Up Smoothie

Healthy Eating - With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein. Yield: 3 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 5 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified 1 banana 1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries 1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu or low-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda Granular (optional) Recipe Steps: Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 157 calories; 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 430 mg potassium © 2009 EatingWellInc.com Photo: Ken Burris

Breast cancer: From the Lab to the Living Room

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on October 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach / Regular Screening / Research - This month the nation is awash in pink and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is doing its part to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection through funded research, outreach and education programs. Over its history, the Foundation has funded 75 breast cancer research projects. These important studies have ranged from biomarkers and imaging research to dietary factors and risk reduction strategies. The Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! program has been providing breast cancer screening and education in ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Foundation News / Outreach - Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs ...

Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Back in the Center of Policy Debate

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - For nearly a decade, the subject of embryonic stem cell research has been in the headlines. Harris poll results released over the weekend indicate that almost three quarters of adults surveyed are in favor of using embryonic stem cells left over from in vitro fertilization procedures to search for potential prevention or treatment of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other conditions. These poll results remain consistent with a similar survey released ...