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Marcus Plescia, MD to be Thursday Dialogue for Action Keynote

Posted by PCF Admin on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Conferences / Regular Screening - We’ve already told you how delighted we are that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, will be the Friday keynote speaker at the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. Now, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce Marcus Plescia, MD, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the keynote speaker on Thursday, March 24. Dr. Plescia understands both the public health and primary care sectors, with his experience as the head of chronic disease and injury activities for the state of North Carolina and as a family physician providing primary care to the homeless, urban poor and other medically underserved populations. He is working to implement a national colorectal cancer (CRC) control program and to expand the scope of state cancer registries as a tool for comparative effectiveness research. Dr. Plescia has published widely in family medicine and public health literature. The 2011 Dialogue will be held in Baltimore, MD, on March 24-25, with pre-conference sessions on March 23. It will examine health care reform and the emerging health care system from the perspective of CRC ...

Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Healthy Eating - This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ...

Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - 10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small changes will improve your health and feelings of well-being. Small changes are easier to make and stick with. Keep track of your food intake ...

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Regular Screening - After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...