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Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...

Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition

What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan.  The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease. Nearly 700 people ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for ...

Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving. Recipe Ingredients: 12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 4 cups) 1 cup grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 10 pitted black olives, sliced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 ...