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Claudia Henschke to speak at 2014 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., will speak on “Lung Cancer Screening: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening. As a true pioneer in lung cancer screening and a tireless advocate for patients, Dr. Henschke will share this story as no other person can. Trained first in mathematical statistics and computer science before she decided to become a physician, Dr. Henschke brought her considerable training and experience to bear on the complex problem of developing a way to detect lung cancer earlier, when treatment would be more successful. Working with her team at Weill Cornell Medical Center and then Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York over many years to study the potential of CT (computed tomography) screening to provide such detection, she has seen their research become practice, as the December 2013 USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) guidelines for lung cancer screening stated, The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in adults ages 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once ...

“Walking the walk” of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Holly Bowers, Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Participant on January 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Even though weekends are usually set aside for sleeping and making pancakes and even though it was still dark when my alarm woke me up, I did not regret my decision to participate in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. It was a simple decision for me to create a corporate team for the 5k. I think that it can be so easy to get lost in our day-to-day work and forget to look up and ...

What’s keeping you from exercise?

Posted by Ginny Wright, BbG Fitness on January 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - During the cardio portion of our BbG Fitness class last week, one exerciser told me (as she skipped by) that her insomnia problem has disappeared since she started working out with us a few months ago. It’s comments like these that often make me wonder why everyone doesn’t exercise! We’ve heard the benefits over and over again; we know that exercise helps keep both young and aging bodies healthy. Even small amounts of exercise have huge ...

Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium ...