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2019 Apr 18

Vitamin D: How Much do you Need?

2019-04-18T00:35:49-05:00April 18, 2019|Nutrition|

Vitamin D is a nutrient needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It helps the body absorb calcium (one of bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements. It is found in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, fortified breakfast cereals, fortified milk, beef liver, eggs, cheese, and mushrooms,among other foods. The body makes vitamin D when skin [...]

2019 Apr 10

Turkey Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

2019-04-10T23:18:43-05:00April 10, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re looking for pure comfort-food nostalgia, you’ll enjoy these meatloaf stuffed peppers. Serve with veggies on the side. Serves 6 3 large bell peppers (red, green or yellow) 1 pound ground turkey (93.7% lean) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup very finely minced sweet onion 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup natural catsup (no corn syrup) Preheat oven to [...]

2019 Apr 4

Is it a Cold or Allergies? Know the Difference

2019-04-04T01:38:47-05:00April 4, 2019|Allergies|

You’re feeling crummy, with sneezing, sniffles, post-nasal drip... is it a cold, or are your allergies flaring up? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. Colds are caused by viruses and can lead to a runny/stuffy nose, congestion, cough and sore throat. (Note: The flu can also cause similar symptoms, but it also [...]

2019 Feb 21

Know the Signs — and What to Do. IS IT A HEART ATTACK?

2019-02-21T02:24:23-06:00February 21, 2019|Heart Health|

Although some heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you feel: • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and returns. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, [...]

2019 Jan 26

Skin Care Tips for Busy Women

2019-01-26T00:31:02-06:00January 26, 2019|Uncategorized|

Follow these easy steps to keep your skin healthy and radiant. • Bathe in warm — not hot — water using mild cleansers that don’t irritate. Wash gently. Don’t scrub. • Keep skin from drying out by drinking plenty of water and using gentle moisturizers, lotions or creams. • Practice sun safety to prevent skin cancer, whatever your skin color [...]

2018 Oct 11

Mammogram Comfort Tips

2018-10-11T22:52:17-05:00October 11, 2018|Women's Health|

Want to make your next mammogram a bit more comfortable — and convenient? These tips can help. • Hold off on caffeine. Caffeine has a tendency to make a woman’s breasts tender, potentially making the mammogram more uncomfortable. Avoid drinking coffee and tea, unless it’s decaffeinated, for a week prior to a mammogram. Other items containing caffeine include soft drinks, chocolate [...]

2018 Aug 16

Arthritis: How Staying Active Can Help

2018-08-16T19:13:01-05:00August 16, 2018|Exercise, Lifestyle|

For people with arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve pain levels, function, mood and quality of life. These physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Examples include walking, biking and swimming. Being physically active can also delay the onset of arthritis-related disability and can help people with [...]

2018 Jun 28

How to Tell if Your Headache is a Migraine

2018-06-28T22:04:06-05:00June 28, 2018|Women's Health|

Compared with a migraine, a tension-type headache is generally less severe and is rarely disabling. While the pain level for both can be mild to moderate, in the case of a migraine, it can sometimes be severe and even debilitating. Migraine headaches can sometimes cause nausea and vomiting, which are generally not associated with a regular headache. And while a [...]

2018 Apr 26

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

2018-04-26T22:30:04-05:00April 26, 2018|Diabetes, Nutrition|

Who doesn’t love healthy, low-calorie lettuce wraps? Crunchy vegetables, buttery lettuce and small portions of meats with various dipping sauces combine for delicious meals that are eaten with your hands. The secret to a good wrap is bold spicing, along with a mixture of textures and crunch in the fillings. Almost any lettuce will work as long as the leaves [...]

2018 Apr 17

Blood Pressure Update

2018-04-17T22:52:33-05:00April 17, 2018|Heart Health|

If you’ve got high blood pressure (hypertension), you’re in good company. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of all adults in this country have high blood pressure—when blood presses too hard against your blood vessels. That’s not something you can afford to ignore. It doubles your risk of cardiovascular disease—stroke, heart disease, and a bunch of other not-so-fun [...]

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