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Americans aren’t getting enough exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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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 ...

2013 Amgen tour of California with Breakaway from Cancer is in full gear!

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on May 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The California coast has welcomed the 2013 Amgen Tour of California (AToC) with beautiful blue skies and sunshine during the first half of America’s largest cycling event, now in its eighth year. Sixteen prestigious cycling teams from around the globe are competing in a treacherous 750 mile course that climbs almost 60,000 feet and runs from south to north for eight straight days/stages. It certainly has been a pleasure for me to be here at ...

Give the gift of prevention for Mother’s Day

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on May 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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My Mom is incredibly caring, has endless strength and loves her family more than anything. She was 14 years old when her mother died of kidney cancer. Several decades later, she lost her father and her oldest brother to prostate cancer. Like so many others, cancer runs rampant in my family, so taking steps to prevent the disease is something I try to share with my Mom. In past years, I have given my mother jewelry, ...