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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, ...

Heart health = Cancer prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Healthy habits do more than just help protect you and your family from cancer, they can also help prevent other chronic illnesses, such as heart disease. In fact, a recent study suggests heart health may be a vital component in lowering one’s risk for cancer. Researchers tracked over 13,000 people over time who were advised to follow the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7,” a guide to reducing one’s risk for heart disease, which includes ...

Healthy recipe: Basil, shrimp & zucchini pasta

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Basil Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: This quick-cooking, healthy dinner is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil. If you have leftover cooked pasta from another meal, use it and skip Step 2. Since the recipe combines a starch, vegetables and the shrimp, all you need is a fruit or vegetable salad to round out the menu. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup ...

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and staying home to avoid spreading your germs at the gym. The important thing is to listen to your body, you ...