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A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to cook peppers this summer: Grill them. Grilled peppers have chard outsides and soft juicy insides, delicious to eat alone, as a side or add to a sandwich. Turn up your grill to medium and brush the grill with olive oil. Cut peppers into halves and put skin side down on the grill. Turn occasionally for 6-8 minutes until peppers are soft. Sauté them. Sautéed peppers pair nicely with vegetables and just about any protein, especially red meat and chicken. To sauté peppers, add a tablespoon of olive oil to a non-stick pan on medium heat. Remove seeds and ribs from peppers and slice into thin strips. Cook for 8-10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Add ½ onion and 2 cloves of garlic ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...

Campeonas evaluation in full swing

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Prevent Cancer Foundation is in the middle of a two-year in-depth evaluation of our new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. The project includes training that prepares Latinas, age 40 or older, who have been screened for breast cancer and are committed to advocating for women’s health, to encourage their friends and family to be screened. The evaluation project will answer this important question: How effective are the community conversations ...

It’s not because I have to

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed ...