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Think You Can Put Off that Routine Annual Checkup? Think Again.

We are all busy – between work, kids, family and friends, schedules book up fast. For me, this year was particularly hectic due to an unusually tough political climate. My reelection campaign was an additional demand on top of the usual congressional schedule and family commitments. It would have been easy to postpone my routine annual […]

Healthy Recipes: 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 […]

Healthy Recipe: 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) […]

Live Long: 7 Reasons to Join Team Prevention

What’s Team Prevention you ask? Team Prevention is the wonderful mix of runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors that make the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K one of the “Best Bets for 5Ks” in the Washington, DC metro area.   Here are just a few reasons you should get involved today: Meet new friends. Whether you are registering as […]

Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   […]

Breakaway Day 5: Winners in Bakersfield

Lisa and I had a little free time yesterday morning, and saw our opportunity to jump on the winners podium!  As we follow the Breakaway from Cancer Tour, we see lots of winners. There are lots of winners everywhere. These winners are the lifestyle winners, the people who find information on cancer prevention and general health and […]

Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

The city of Modesto, CA welcomed the Breakaway from Cancer Tour with open arms.  The Mayor of Modesto joined us, along with many members of the community who were active participants in the ceremonies of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.)  What a great city in which to start off my journey […]

Breakaway Day 3: Honors in Santa Cruz

If you were watching the Amgen Tour of California coverage on Versus, you very likely saw Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn (Bo) Aldigé in Santa Cruz, CA presenting the yellow jersey to David Zabriskie, winner of Stage 3 of the tour! Host City Events Today was a special day on the Tour. In […]

Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour […]

Breakaway Day 1: Sunny Sacramento

Hello from a very sunny Sacramento, and the kick off of the Amgen Tour of California – and I was lathered up in sunscreen today! The Breakaway from Cancer initiative advocates a unique approach to preventing and surviving cancer—teams. Many of you may be wondering, how does one take a team approach to prevention? Well often […]