SUMMER EATING HEALTH TIPS

Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout: *   Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs. Frozen food can also be used as a cold source. *   Foods that need to be kept cold include raw meat, poultry, and seafood; deli and luncheon meats or   sandwiches; summer...

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JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, (fathers, brothers and sons), men’s health is truly a family issue.” Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994).   When you get a preventive medical test,...

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TIPS TO MANAGE ANXIETY AND STRESS

When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, these strategies will help you cope:   . Take a time-out.  Listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques.  Stepping  back from the problem helps clear your head.  Prayer and the Rosary provide a calming focus. . Eat well-balanced meals.  Do...

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ACTING F.A.S.T. IS KEY FOR STROKE TREATMENT

If you think someone may be having a stoke, act F.A.S.T. and do the following simple test: F – FACE:  Ask the person to smile.  Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS:  Ask the person to raise both arms.  Does one arm drift downward? S – SPEECH:  Ask the...

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HEALTHY HYDRATION

Something so many of us take for granted, the ability to quench our thirst. Medically speaking water is necessary for human life yet do we ever think about being thirsty.  Humans cannot go more than 72 hours without hydration. Water is the ultimate thirst quencher. Here are some basic facts...

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MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

  Here are some tips to help you make the best possible food choices:   Apples and other fruits should make up part of breakfast. Varying your protein routine is essential to a healthy lifestyle, mix it up with seafood, beans, peas, unsalted nuts and seeds, soy products, eggs, lean meats...

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART!

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE What is heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. That’s one in every four deaths in this country. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of...

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JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision ! Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision...

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HEALTHY AND HOLY HOLIDAYS!

Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to...

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