Healthy Living

April 17, 2020

Establishing Healthy Habits during Social Distancing

By Garth Davis, MD Ritual, it is the key to success. Ritual creates habit. So many of us live in a rut. We do the same things over and over. Wake up, get in the shower, pour coffee, go to work. Day in and day out, the same protocol, the same food, the same movement […]

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April 8, 2020

Quick Guide: Probiotics

Probiotic foods are increasing in popularity due to the abundance of “good bacteria” they provide, but how do you know what’s what? Use this overview of popular options as your guide. Yogurt One of the most well-known probiotic foods, yogurt — which is made from fermented milk — can improve bone health and digestive health. […]

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March 25, 2020

Social Distancing and Eating Healthy

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN As social distancing has become the new norm with COVID-19, many people are facing new challenges, such as cooking more frequency at home, planning meals for longer stretches of time and making creative substitutions in the store due to low supplies. These challenges don’t have to mean complete abandonment […]

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March 23, 2020

Kids and COVID-19: Pediatric FAQs

What Is COVID-19? COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a new respiratory disease thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19? Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Are the Symptoms of COVID-19 Different in Children than in […]

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March 11, 2020

Spring into Action! 7 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

By Cheri Hinshelwood Are these balance issues preventing you from enjoying spring? • Unsteady gait • Inability to stand from a seated position without pushing up on furniture • Walking around the house holding onto furniture • Using a cart at the store to steady yourself • Becoming inactive or deconditioned • Using shower chairs, […]

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March 4, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Nutritious Winter Stew

Fiber, lean protein and lots of vitamins and antioxidants make this the perfect meal for a chilly evening. ingredients 2 tps canola oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 1 bunch kale (about ¾ lb), stems 1 15-oz can diced […]

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February 28, 2020

Supplements for Seniors: Vitamins D and B12 Are Essential as We Age (Video)

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Mornings start the same for many older adults: coffee or juice, breakfast, and then the process of taking the day’s medicines and vitamins. Yet according to Chris Patterson, MD, CMD, Medical Director of CarePartners Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), many seniors are missing adequate amounts of two critical […]

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February 27, 2020

Orthorexia: Are You Taking Healthy Eating Too Far?

Whether it’s cutting back on red meat or limiting processed foods, there’s usually nothing wrong with improving your diet. But when that effort goes too far — when you become so fixated on clean or healthy eating that it affects your well-being and day-to-day functioning — you may have a condition called orthorexia. “Orthorexia is […]

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February 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s hard to beat a warm, hearty bowl of soup. Be patient, because this favor-packed dish is worth the wait. ingredients 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 green bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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February 20, 2020

Do You Have a “Leaky Heart”? What You Need to Know about Mitral Valve Regurgitation

 By Robert A. Poarch Our heart works hard, beating more than 100,000 times and pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood each day. During the day, we don’t think much about our heart. Until it starts to give us problems, such as a “leaky heart.” What it means to have a leaky heart valve. “A ‘leaky’ […]

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