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All About Cholesterol

Can You Burn Off Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid, just as fats are. However, unlike fat, cholesterol can’t be exercised off, sweated out or burned for energy. It is found only in animal products, including meat, chicken, fish, eggs, organ meats and high-fat dairy products. Is Cholesterol Good or Bad? Just as homemade … Continue Reading

Weight Management, Wellness
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Prescription Safety

Health and Healthcare, Wellness

Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors At the Doctor’s Office Before your appointment, make a complete list of all medications you take, including prescription and no-prescription medicines and nutritional supplements. Whenever your medications change, be sure to update your list. Ask your doctor to explain your prescription, including the drug name, how often you should take … Continue Reading

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Performance Food

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness

Certain foods can actually help you get the things you want: a good night’s sleep, a big raise, a long-awaited pregnancy, and more. Read on to find out what to eat to gear up for life’s little (and big) challenges. Battling the sniffles Best to eat: Warm fluids, plus garlic Why: Liquids help by thinning … Continue Reading

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Outdoor Safety… Summer Is Around the Corner

Safety, Wellness

Summer will be here before you know it. Follow these tips to ensure you are enjoying the outdoors safely. Playground Safety Keep your child SAFE at the playground with the following tips: Supervision is present, but strings and ropes aren’t. Adult presence is needed to watch for potential hazards, observe, intercede and facilitate play when … Continue Reading

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The Expanding Waistline

Nutrition and Diet

Who is to Blame? According to the CDC, obesity is now the #1 health threat in the United States. The epidemic now affects more than 60 percent of Americans. Restaurant industry experts said that consumers have a personal responsibility for the foods they select to eat while dining out. The also said most menus now … Continue Reading

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Holiday Toy Safety

Selecting Safe Toys for Your Child As families gather for the holidays, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that dangerous children’s products may still be in their homes. Grandparents dust off old playpens; older children often share their toys with younger relatives; and keepsakes are stored in old cedar chests. The … Continue Reading

Safety
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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Adequate Sleep Facts about: Adequate Sleep Sleep is the most important aspect of your health. You could go 60 days without eating, but you can’t go 4 days without sleep. 8 hours is about average sleep each night for most people. Let the body determine when it has had enough sleep. The best thing you … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare
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Holiday Food Safety

Out with the Old, In with the New: Home Food Safety Traditions Reckless Thawing Old Habit: More than one out of four Americans admit to thawing their frozen turkey or other main meat dish on the kitchen counter, in the oven or even under hot water in the kitchen sink. New Tradition:To present the spread … Continue Reading

Safety, Wellness
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Recipe: Cooking a Healthy Turkey

Roasted Turkey with Balsamic Brown Sugar Sauce Dietitian’s Tip Instead of adding fat during cooking and serving the turkey covered with gravy, this roasted bird is complemented with a refreshing, aged Italian vinegar-brown sugar sauce. Serves 10 Ingredients 1 whole turkey (about 15 pounds), thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 springs of fresh rosemary 3 … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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Cold or Flu? What to do?

Tried-and-true home remedies can help you feel better when you find yourself “under the weather” with a cold or the flu. And a few over-the-counter medications can help relieve nasty symptoms. The first question is; do you have a cold or the flu? Chances are, if you had a flu shot, you don’t have influenza. … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare
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