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Be prepared for flu season

Influenze, or Flu, is a serious respiratory illness. It is easily spread from person to person and can lead to severe complications, even death. We ALL are at risk for getting and spreading the flu. Having the flu may keep … Continue reading

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September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

What you need to know about high blood cholesterol High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your cholesterol, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or having a heart … Continue reading

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CDC Information on High Blood Pressure

Nearly 1 in 3 adults is living with this “silent killer.” Cut back on sodium to lower your risk. *Includes people who are aged 51 years or older, African American, or those who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic … Continue reading

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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Sponsored by the CDC, a US government health organization, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. Written as two figures, blood pressure is measured as the pressure when the … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Eye Complications

Diabetes can cause diabetic eye disease, which can lead to vision loss or blindness. Diabetic eye disease includes: Diabetic retinopathy: A condition that affects the tiny blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is the most frequent cause of blindness … Continue reading

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April is National Garden Month

  April is National Garden Month. This is a time to celebrate spring and get outside and get our yards, beds and containers in order. For some of us, it may only be a few containers that need to be … Continue reading

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Can fiber help me lose weight?

  Two important lifestyle factors can affect your body weight more than any other.   The first is work-related physical activity. Individuals that walk and stay mobile as part of their jobs are less likely to be overweight. The second … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  Ingredients: 1/8 cup fat free cream cheese 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp. powdered sugar 2 packets Splenda 8 large strawberries 1/4 reduced fat graham cracker sheet, crumbed   Directions: * Makes 8 strawberry cheesecake bites, 1 per serving* In … Continue reading

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Tips for Eating Well When Money’s Tight

  Eating well can fit well within anyone’s budget. Just like anything, all it takes is a little advance planning. Try some of these top strategies for healthful eating on a lean budget. Pre-Planning Go for a green thumb. To … Continue reading

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March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well deserved check up.   Your kidneys filter 200 liters of blood each day, help regulate your … Continue reading

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