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Easy, healthy breakfast in under ten minutes

Posted by Rebecca Evans on June 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - We all love breakfast food - just not when we are running off to work and eating in the car on our commute. Many of us even vouch for skipping breakfast altogether. For years, I have made it a part of my routine to eat a healthy and tasty breakfast every morning. Like our moms always said, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Studies show that mom is right: eating a healthy breakfast improves your morning concentration, refuels your energy and can help you maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is an important element in leading an overall healthy lifestyle that can help Stop Cancer Before It Starts! PLANNING - The key to fitting in a healthy breakfast every morning is to think about it ahead of time. Plan and/or pack your breakfast and lunch the night before. When you wake up in the morning, you will be able to prepare your breakfast faster and reduce time spent staring into the pantry. (Remember: a great morning starts off with lean protein. Protein keeps you full and gives you the needed energy to start the day.) Here are a few of my favorite recipes that are fast ...

Why I walk: To win one against cancer

Posted by Sandra L. Gehring on June 24th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Events - Like nearly every woman I know, my life is chock full of the shoulds. You know what I mean; “I should make interesting meals after I drag myself home from work every night,” or “I should do a couple more loads of laundry before I go to bed,” and “The dog looks so sad, I should take him for a long walk,” aka good old-fashioned guilt. Running is on my list of shoulds. I re-started running 10 ...

Subcommittee on Health holds “21st Century Cures” hearing

Posted by Jennifer DeMarco, External Affairs Intern on June 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Recently, the House Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss “21st Century Cures: the Role of Incentives in Advancing Treatments and Cures for Patients.” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) expressed their eagerness to address issues surrounding the introduction and accessibility of innovative treatments. Representative Upton noted that “we lack effective treatments for almost 95 percent of known diseases and over 95 ...

Do More 24: Do more today

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Do More 24 - Thousands of people will come together today in the D.C. metro area to make our community a better place. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that encourages community members to donate to the causes and organizations closest to their hearts to solve our region’s most pressing challenges. It would be difficult to find a cause closer to the hearts of the D.C. metro area than cancer. ...