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5 Healthy Tailgating Tips

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Fall football season is here—meaning lots of tailgating parties with football, fun and food. Follow these easy tips to swap those fattening recipes for some healthy and delicious alternatives. Bake—Many foods can be prepared in a much healthier way simply by skipping the fryer. Try “oven frying” wings, zucchini fries or sweet potato chips at home by rolling items in a seasoned coating and baking them in the oven for treats without all the oil and ...

Healthy Recipes: Edamame-Ginger Dip

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Edamame-Ginger Dip

Yield: 6 servings, about 1/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 1/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Recipe Description: Think of this dip as an Asian version of hummus, made with edamame, ginger and soy. Serve with rice crackers and/or carrot sticks. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces frozen shelled edamame 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon tahini 1 clove garlic 1/8 teaspoon salt Hot pepper sauce ...

Moderate Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a correlation between the consumption of alcohol and increased risk of breast cancer. The data showed that even low-levels of drinking (3-6 glasses of wine per week) led to a 15% increase in breast cancer risk and that women who consumed higher levels of alcohol (at least 2 drinks per day) were found to have a 51% increase in breast cancer ...

Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the ...