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New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you choose products that best protect you and your family from sunburn and skin cancer risk. Some of the new label ...

Exercise reduces breast cancer: New evidence

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New research may give young women another reason to hit the gym, take up a summer fitness activity or sign up for a 5k walk/run. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that regular aerobic activity appears to protect young women from breast cancer by changing the way women’s bodies metabolize estrogen. The study compared a group of active females with inactive females and found women who exercised for 30 ...

Americans aren’t getting enough exercise

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A recent study by the CDC reveals nearly 80 percent of adults don’t meet the federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. The survey also showed that women, Hispanics, older adults and obese adults were all less likely to meet the exercise recommendations. Regular exercise helps control weight and reduces the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and some types of cancer. According to the guidelines, adults should perform 2.5 hours ...

Healthy recipe: Florentine hash skillet

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
Florentine Hash Skillet

Yield: 1 serving Servings: 1 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: Here’s a super-quick all-in-one-skillet breakfast to start your day, loaded with hash browns, spinach, egg and cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup frozen hash browns or precooked shredded potatoes (see Note) 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach 1 large egg Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Recipe Steps: Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Layer hash browns and spinach into ...