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Recipe for Empowerment

Posted by PCF Admin on September 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Margaret Vanderhye

25th Anniversary / Healthy Eating / Outreach - Margaret Vanderhye Board Member Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary!  Long time board member Margi Vanderhye has not only supported the Foundation for over 20 years, but she "walks the walk" of a healthy lifestyle in her own home.  She offers this delicious and nutritious recipe for you to enjoy.  "What the Foundation has been able to do for the last 25 years is give people a reason to own their own health." Check out her video on YouTube. BUTTERMILK BRAN MUFFINS This recipe offered by Foundation board member Margaret Vanderhye is a delicious source of fiber.  “In my family, these great healthy muffins never last long. Also, the batter can be stored refrigerated for up to a month so you can spoon just as much batter as you need each time into muffin cups.”  Enjoy! Recipe Ingredients 1 cup boiling water 3 cups ALL BRAN divided 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter  2 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 3/4 - 1 cup raisins Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees and use greased muffin cups or use muffin papers. Pour boiling water over 1 cup of the All Bran and set aside to let cool.  Cream the butter with the sugar and add the eggs one at a time blending well. Combine ...

Betty Gallo: The Making of a Prostate Cancer Advocate

Posted by Betty Gallo, Founder, The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
betty-gallo

Regular Screening - I met my husband, the late Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11) on August 26, 1986. I had my doubts about politicians, but Dean restored my faith in them. The first 6 years were great, but in February 1992 everything changed. Dean was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Dean’s PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was 883; the traditional PSA level of 4.0 is considered a reasonable threshold for further evaluation. The cancer had already spread to his bones. As Dean ...

Healthy Recipes: Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad

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Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad

Healthy Eating - Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy dressing for a considerably lightened take on chicken salad. Oven-poaching the chicken in broth intensifies its flavor and keeps it moist and succulent. Combined with sweet grapes and aromatic tarragon, this is an elegant version of chicken salad that’s wonderful on a bed of mixed greens or a sandwich with nutty whole-grain bread. Yield: 8 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 1 3/4 hours (including 1 hour chilling ...

Prevent Cancer News Round-up: Week of Sept. 4 – Sept. 11

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No Smoking Sign Clip Art

Foundation News - The below is the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the wellness and cancer prevention communities. CDC Chief Says U.S. Smoking Rate of 20% is 'a paradox' After a 40-year decline, the U.S. smoking rate has hovered around 20% since 2005, although states with aggressive tobacco control programs have seen their rates drop as low as 13%, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday. (USA ...