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Make cancer prevention romantic for you and your valentine

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on February 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day temptations are everywhere you look - candied hearts, boxed chocolates, heart-shaped goodies and a dinner date for two with your sweetheart. This time of the year also marks another important observance, National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a great time to start making healthy changes that reduce cancer risk for you, your family and friends. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthy and staying active can be challenging ...

Healthy recipe: Spinach-&-brie-topped artichoke hearts

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 31st, 2013 | No Comments »
Spinach and Brie Topped Artichoke Hearts

Yield: 18 servings Servings: 18 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly seasoned cooked spinach and melt brie on top. Recipe Ingredients: 1 9-ounce box frozen artichoke hearts 2/3 cup cooked chopped spinach 1 teaspoon lemon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 18 thin slices brie Recipe Steps: Preheat broiler. Prepare artichoke hearts according to package directions. Combine spinach, lemon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Top each artichoke heart with the spinach ...

Healthy recipe: Chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Yield: 2 servings Servings: 2 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts. Recipe Ingredients: 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed (see Tip) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium shallot, minced 1 cup thinly ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...