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Build a healthy salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often avoided because they are boring. These quick and easy tips will prove you wrong and teach you to build a nutritious salad that is packed with flavor. Start with a base. Stick with dark greens, baby spinach and spring greens. These are tasty options that have more nutrients and flavor than iceberg and romaine lettuce. Protein is an important part of your daily diet. Add lean proteins, such as grilled chicken, boiled eggs or salmon. For vegetarians, try chopped tofu or red kidney beans in your salad for a protein boost. Crunch. Pile on the veggies! Raw works best for salads. Carrots, red onion and bell pepper will give you that crunch factor you want in every meal. The more colorful the salad, the wider variety of nutrients you will consume. Toppings. Everyone’s favorite part of salad is the toppings. Many opt for only bacon and blue cheese, and these aren’t so ...

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - “Tanned skin is damaged skin and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.”   The Prevent Cancer Foundation was extremely pleased with the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. At the recent press conference, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, and melanoma survivor Stacey Escalante launched the call-to-action. Background Messages from all speakers were ...

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a lack of culturally appropriate cancer prevention education materials for American Indians make the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grant to the ...

Announcing the 2015 Dialogue for Action™: Expanding Access through Innovation!

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event on April 22 – 24, 2015. Preparation for the 2015 Dialogue is underway. We’re working to bring you the best information about technology, policy, expanding access to cancer screening and health care and more. We’re organizing sessions, lining up speakers and planning new networking opportunities. The Dialogue is an essential conference for those passionate about cancer screening. You can exchange ideas with primary care physicians, medical specialists, individuals working in ...