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Make a difference in your community – attend the 2014 Dialogue!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - We are just two months away from the 16th annual Dialogue for Action conference on cancer screening. The conference offers the opportunity to network with a diverse audience of professionals making great strides in the field of cancer prevention and early detection across the country. Last year’s participants offer compelling reasons why you should register now for the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening! Over 90% of participants shared information from the last year’s Dialogue with colleagues or family members. Participants were asked what they’ve done in their communities or workplaces as a result of attending the Dialogue conference. Their answers included: Working to deliver clear messages about screening guidelines. Exploring new projects on sun protection and lung cancer. Working on educating clinical teams about quality screening. Using social media more to communicate the message of cancer screening. “I shared guidelines/benefits/harms around prostate cancer screening with family members,” answered one 2013 Dialogue participant. Another offered, “After the conference evaluation training, I developed an evaluation plan and have used it with the entire staff to begin to document our program.” “I have recommended the conference to all of our contracted providers in the state,” says Gloria Powell, BSN, RN, a nurse consultant for the Connecticut Department of Public ...

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Healthy recipe: Grilled chicken thighs with cucumber-mint salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: The cumin and coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 cups diced seeded English cucumber (about 1 large) 2. 6 ...

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

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Early Detection - At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Living and thriving behind a screen doesn’t mean you’re not making an impact. Tell anyone who disagrees that Awesome Games Done Quick raised over $1 million for cancer prevention and early detection in seven days. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live streamed speed running marathon organized by Speed Demos Archive that raises funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Speed running involves playing video games as fast as possible. Many gamers have “shticks” to accompany ...