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I Couldn't Have Chosen A Better Doctor
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      17 comments

Do you know what the difference is between a D.O. and an M.D.? D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) receives a medical education that's basically equivalent to that of an M.D. (doctor of medicine). Osteopaths are trained and licensed to perform all... Read more
What To Do Regarding GERD
Monday, January 23, 2017      16 comments

WHAT YOU CAN DO................... *****See your doctor if you're having weekly episodes of heartburn. *****Keep a food journal that also includes details about what you were doing when you experienced GERD symptoms. Were you lying do... Read more
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Prediabetes Risk
Sunday, January 22, 2017      12 comments

Sugar-sweetened beverages raise prediabetes risk. Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages significantly raises your risk for prediabetes (a condition that can lead to full-blown diabetes), according to a recent 14-year study (Journ... Read more
Take Charge
Saturday, January 21, 2017      25 comments

Do you think you or a loved one is too young to worry about having a stroke? A new study reports that stroke is increasingly becoming a concern for the middle-aged, while actually declining in incidence among older adults. The Cincinnati/North... Read more
Is There Such A Thing As A Healthy Snack?
Friday, January 20, 2017      16 comments

TAKE CHARGE! Whether your between-meal hankerings are for sweet or savory snacks, something crunchy or something to sip on, smart choices can help keep you going all day long without wrecking your healthy-eating regimen. The American Heart... Read more
My Recommendation
Thursday, January 19, 2017      21 comments

Today I received a phone call from a Health Professional who works for our Health Insurance Program. She calls every 2 months to check on my current health and to see if she can be of help in any way. I also have her number if I would need to ... Read more
A Bit Of Lightness From Maxine: How Cold Is It?????
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      21 comments

1. It's so cold my hot flashes are starting to feel kind of good!!! 2. Does shivering count as exercise? 3. It is so cold, I am shaking as bad as a couple of jelly donuts at a Weight Watchers meeting! 4. I'm snowed in! Nothin... Read more
The Final List Of Healthy Foods To Try If You Aren't Eating Them Already
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      14 comments

42. Tofu: The range of benefits hoped for from tofu and other soy products has been called into question, but tofu can still be a smart substitute for meat in your meal planning. It's a good source of protein and calcium if it's been prepared... Read more
How Many Of These Foods Do You Eat On A Regular Basis? Healthy Foods
Monday, January 16, 2017      20 comments

32. Prunes: Prunes aren't just your mom's constipation cure. A half-cup of dried prunes does provide a quarter of your daily fiber, sure, but you're also getting potassium and vitamin A, plus vitamin B6 and powerful antioxidants. 33. Qu... Read more
Do You See Any Of Your Favorites? More Healthy Foods
Sunday, January 15, 2017      22 comments

21. Kale: Here's another vitamin-A powerhouse as well as a way to up your intake of dark green vegetables. Like most leafy greens, kale is a source of lutein. A mere half-cup of cooked kale also rewards you with almost seven times the recomm... Read more
More Healthy Foods That Should Be On Your Menu
Saturday, January 14, 2017      17 comments

11. Broccoli: You probably don't need any convincing that broccoli, the classic "good for you" vegetable, is a healthy choice. But one of the biggest changes in the government's new food pyramid is an increased emphasis on dark green vegetabl... Read more
Healthy Foods You Can Say Yes To
Friday, January 13, 2017      21 comments

1. Acorn Squash: A source of lycopene, folate and vitamins A and C, winter squash of all sorts also gives you dietary fiber. Plus acorn squash, for example, is rich in potassium---almost 900 milligrams per cup. 2. Almonds: A good sourc... Read more
Myths About Mental Illness (Final Myth)
Thursday, January 12, 2017      14 comments

Myth #4: You can't recover from mental illness. The Facts: Many people do make it through mild or moderate episodes of mental illness and never experience them again. Others with more serious conditions are able to successfully control t... Read more
Myths About Mental Illness (Part 3)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      12 comments

Myth #3: Mental Health Problems Breed violence. The Facts: There's a big disconnect between our perceptions and the evidence, says Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, a psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor at Duke University School of Medicine.... Read more
Myths About Mental Illness (Part 2)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      10 comments

Myth #2: If you have a mental illness, you can't hold down a job. The Facts: While it's true that those with a serious mental illness are less likely to be working, many people are able to manage their conditions and find success at work.... Read more

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