Fall

November 15, 2018

Need a Doctor during the Thanksgiving Holiday? 3 Options for Care

We hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday with good food and good company. Whether you’re spending the holiday waiting for family to arrive, in the kitchen preparing for a feast or cozying up by a fire, the holiday brings friends and family together – and also brings the challenge of finding the […]

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November 2, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday – Sleep, Health and Safety Tips to Fall Back

This Sunday, November 4, we set our clocks back an hour. The move back to standard time might leave you dragging come Monday morning, but there are some things you can do to help you fall back an hour without falling out of your usual sleep schedule. In addition to taking steps to be well rested, the […]

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October 19, 2018

Fall Recipe – Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

We’re starting to feel those fall temperatures here in the mountains! The crisp air is fresh and chilly enough, but not too chilly, to put chili back on the table. Enjoy this fall-inspired sweet potato and black bean chili recipe that has as much nutritional value as it does flavor. ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil […]

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October 12, 2018

A Teal Pumpkin Means an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

The kids say “trick or treat!” and grab their favorite candy – the Halloween tradition is simple! But as we have become more aware of young people diagnosed with food allergies, trick-or-treating can get… tricky. Food allergies shouldn’t get in the way of the fun and ease of trick-or-treating. Keep up with modern trick-or-trick etiquette […]

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October 5, 2018

Flu Season is Here, Get Your Flu Shot Now

Last year’s flu season hit hard close to home and across the nation proving to be a deadly epidemic killing 80,000 Americans in late 2017 and early 2018. Flu season peaked in early 2018 here in western North Carolina with five times as many flu cases in January and twice as many in February than […]

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September 20, 2018

Fall in Love with Vegetables: Roasted Vegetables Recipe

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Fall in love with vegetables this fall and enjoy some veggies roasted to perfection. Whether you’re a vegetable lover or are ready to up your number of veggie servings, try this nutritious vegetable dish that features fall’s favorite seasonings. Roasted Fall Vegetables Ingredients 1 lb Brussels sprouts (trimmed […]

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November 28, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Lima Beans and Spinach

It may feel like autumn is winding down, but there are several weeks of comfy, cool weather to enjoy before winter sets in. This tasty, fall-inspired dish will pair wonderfully with the crisp, autumn air. Lima Beans and Spinach Ingredients 2 cups frozen lima beans ½ cup onion, chopped 1 cup fennel bulb, rinsed and […]

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November 15, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce

The bold colors of fall inspire bold flavors. Enjoy this tasty and healthy dish that showcases those bold, colorful flavors. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce Ingredients 2 lbs unseasoned pork tenderloin ½ Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 1 clove) 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tsp ground) 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 […]

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September 22, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Carrot and Apple Soup

It is officially fall! With the first day of autumn upon us, learn how to bring in the new season with a soup that combines some of the best flavors of fall. Carrot and Apple Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium leek, white part only, rinsed well and chopped […]

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October 28, 2016

Vote Good Health: Elect to Make Simple Changes to Relieve Stress

By Erin Young Stressed out? Instead of sitting all day at your desk, get in a little stress-busting workout with these six exercises. 6 Desk Exercises, Office Relaxation and Stress Relievers   Paper Pushups – Good for: Strengthening arms How to do it: With both hands on your desk, walk your feet back to a 45 […]

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