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US Dietary Guidelines

Based on the most recent science, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released at the beginning of 2016. Before you say, “here we go again,” let’s take a closer look. The guidelines may sound familiar, but there are some differences from years past.1...

Flu News

It’s really tough to stay on top of all the health news these days. We’re here to help. Since the flu season is right around the corner, here’s a snapshot of recent news stories about the flu vaccine. Flu shot helps people with diabetes. The seasonal flu vaccine is...

A New Year – A New You?

Is there a person on the planet that hasn’t made a New Year’s resolution—and then failed to follow through? Setting goals may be the easy part, but turning those goals into results….? Well, we all know how hard that can be. Whether you’re hoping to shed a few pounds,...

5 Tips to Save Your Vision

Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.1 Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key. Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your...

Kids and Sleep: How much is enough?

What happens when your kid doesn’t get enough sleep? Does he turn into Oscar the Grouch? Not a surprise, really. But moodiness isn’t the only downside of a lack of shuteye. Sleep is critical for mental and physical development. In fact, a lack of sleep can lead to...

Holiday Staff Spotlight: Emily

My favorite memory of Christmas was when I was young my mom and I would go and pick out our Christmas tree. We always got a real tree. I loved pulling out all the decorations with her and all the memories that would come with it.  I am try to pass on those same...

Red: The New Color of ALZ

Alzheimer's Disease is unfortunately common and right now no cure is known. But, that doesn't mean there aren't options to help improve the quality of life of those struggling with ALZ. One recent development: Red. Studies have shown that the color red is easier for...