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“Prevention at Every Age” at the 27th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon

L-R: Honoree Amanda Soto, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional Families Director Lisa McGovern, Patrick Dempsey, and honoree LeeAnn Johnson. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the Members Room of the Library of Congress, a bipartisan audience, including members of Congress and congressional spouses, as well as leaders in the […]

“Check Your Mate” seminar

Given that Valentine’s Day and National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month both fall in February, it’s the perfect time to talk about the important role loved ones play in each other’s health. On Thursday, February 15, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program gathered for a “Check Your Mate” seminar to do just that. Congressional Families Executive […]

Red lentil soup

It’s soup season! During these cold winter months, soup is on my table at least twice a week. But let’s face it—many of the old favorites are loaded with cream, cheese or bacon. For a healthier option, try red lentil soup. Red lentils are a great base for soup because they cook quickly and are […]

Key Congressional Committees

U.S. Senate Senate Committee on Appropriations The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is the largest committee in the Senate and its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution which requires “appropriations made by law” prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to […]

Insurance policies have inconsistent coverage for cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org New e-book and tool show inconsistent insurance policies for cancer screening tests; not all patients get the coverage they need and deserve Prevent Cancer Foundation says inconsistencies are a result of multiple cancer screening guidelines Alexandria, VA (November 1, 2016) – Cancer screening is one of the […]

March Means Colorectal Cancer Prevention

March doesn’t just mean warmer weather and flowers sprouting, it’s also time to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. Join us by becoming your own health advocate and encouraging others around you to reduce their risk for […]

Children & Tobacco Use

The year 2010 brought the good news is that tobacco use among children and teens is dropping. Public awareness campaigns over the last 10 years designed to curb tobacco use by children are working. However, parents should continue to be vigilant. The CDC found that more than 25 percent of children 12 years and older were using tobacco […]

Tips For Parents

1. Make Your Home Junk Food Free! Restrict processed foods, convenience foods, fast food, and the majority of grocery itemspackaged in boxes – examples: sugary junk cereals, cookies, candy, chips, donuts, pastries, etc. If you don’t buy it, it can’t make its way into your kitchen! 2. Provide your child with protein in the “healthiest […]

Healthy Snacks For Kids

Dr. Ann’s Top Picks of the Healthiest Snacks for Kids Cut fresh veggies (baby carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper strips, broccoli/cauliflower florets, etc.) – serve along with a “healthy dip” like hummus, low-fat salad dressing, guacamole, or salsa. Low-fat yogurt – plain, sweetened with blended fresh fruit or a bit of frozen concentrated fruit juice […]

Get Kids To Eat Veggies

1. Go Stealth! Shred veggies (or buy them already shredded) carrots, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, etc. andadd to meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, and baked goods like muffins. Add canned pumpkin or canned sweet potato puree (both high in fiber and loaded withvitamin A and other carotenoids) to soups, baked goods and pancakes. I always addcanned pumpkin […]