Health Tips

February 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Winter Salad with Pears, Fennel and Walnuts

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a salad. Not only does this dish look appetizing, it’s full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy it alongside your favorite entrée. ingredients salad 6 cups mixed salad greens 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped […]

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February 5, 2020

Mission Possible: Andie Lost 140 Pounds without Surgery

By Jennifer Sellers It’s common these days to click online or open up a magazine to see success stories of formerly obese people who have lost large amounts of weight due to weight-loss surgery. You’re less likely to read stories like Andie Slivinski’s. She lost 140 pounds simply using the advice, tools and support she […]

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February 4, 2020

What We Know about the Coronavirus So Far

By Robert A. Poarch On January 30, 2020, a “public health emergency of international concern” was declared by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to coronavirus. The next day, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United […]

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January 31, 2020

Get Screened for Cancer Regularly

Taking place every February 4, World Cancer Day empowers individuals and communities to show support, raise awareness and encourage screening to identify cancer when it is most treatable. Cancer symptoms can be easy to overlook. In some cases, the disease will occur with no noticeable signs or ones that develop only in advanced stages. This […]

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January 30, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick breakfast that won’t make you feel guilty? Try this sweet treat with fruit and fiber that you prepare the night before. Make a double batch, and you’ve got dessert too. ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp maple syrup 1 cup […]

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January 18, 2020

Handle with Care: Managing Cold and Flu Season for Mothers-to-be

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Winter weather means cooler temperatures and an increase in the occurrence of colds and influenza (the flu). For pregnant women and those breastfeeding, these common ailments bring special considerations. Knowing what to do if you catch a cold or the flu is important to keeping both mother and baby healthy. Safety […]

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January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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January 14, 2020

Staying Safe on the Slopes: Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

By Trisha McBride Ferguson For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, winter sports make the months of colder temperatures more bearable. Speeding down the slopes brings a rush of adrenaline, a feeling of freedom — and all too often, injuries. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes this season. Know the Risks […]

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January 13, 2020

Cervical Cancer: One of the Most Preventable Cancers

By Carolyn Comeau October’s pink ribbons signify Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but many aren’t aware that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It may get less press, but cervical cancer, which occurs when cells grow abnormally in the cervix, is a disease every woman should be mindful of. Prevention Is Key — and Easy Brian […]

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January 7, 2020

Understanding Obesity by Talking to Your Child’s Doctor about Weight

By Evelyn M. Artz, MD About 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Overweight and obese children are at risk for weight-related problems as they grow. Part of providing excellent healthcare for children and adolescents involves discussing weight at doctor’s appointments. How Do We Define Obesity? Children and adolescents should have both their height […]

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