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Your Votes Have Been Cast – How Will the Results Impact Cancer Prevention?

Posted by PCF Admin on November 15th, 2012 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Last week, our country elected President Barrack Obama to a second term as President, the entire US House of Representatives and 1/3 of the US Senate. These newly elected officials – some new and some returning – will be sworn in early in 2013 and begin the business of governing our country. The balance of power will remain almost exactly the same. This likely means that the President’s Affordable Care Act will continue to be enacted and in full effect in 2014, with states, insurers, providers and individuals moving forward in this process with certainty that the law will stand. States will play a major role in creating their insurance plans, determining minimum benefits coverage and setting up insurance exchanges; as a result, the many gubernatorial and state legislative elections will have an impact on new health care laws as well. Federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research will continue to go forward under a rigorous policy of review and oversight put in place by the National Institutes of Health. The Supreme Court is currently deciding if it will hear a challenge to the funding guidelines, but pending a decision by the high court, it too will continue forward. Perhaps the most ...

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives

Posted by Mary Vivo, Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center on November 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
WRC Grantee Author

Community Outreach - The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado is a recipient of a 2012 Community Grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This grant enables volunteers and staff to work year-round to provide community outreach through women’s wellness education and information about low-cost health services. This work encourages at-risk and low-income women to schedule preventive care and understand risk factors and lifestyle choices for avoiding cancer. The grant funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation helps the ...

Healthy Recipes: Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
Wok Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Here's an East-meets-West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound chicken tenders (see Ingredient Note), cut into bite-size pieces 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into ...

Healthy Recipe: Butternut Squash Pilaf

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Butternut Squash Pilaf

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Grated butternut squash adds color and nutrients to this brown rice pilaf. Greeks like to use winter squash, especially pumpkin, to make savory and sweet pies, fritters and croquettes, casseroles and myriad other dishes with fall’s telltale vegetables, but these dishes are virtually unknown outside the country. It’s traditionally made with pumpkin, but since most pumpkins in the U.S. are grown ...