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Cold Weather x Cancer Patients

Here are a few things cancer survivors should watch out for during colder weather: Be good to your eyes - Some types of chemotherapy can make your eyes uncomfortably dry: dry winter weather can do the same thing.  Ask your oncologist about lubricating eye drops, and...

Here’s to a Healthy Holiday

Here’s to a Healthy Holiday Season It’s that time of the year. Thanksgiving has passed, and we are officially into the Holiday Season. While the festivities are a plenty this month, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy this...

RECIPE: Christmas Caramel Corn

Caramel: 1 c butter 2 c Brown Sugar 1/2 c Corn Syrup 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp baking soda Directions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Pop enough popcorn to make 6 quarts and set aside. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. And sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Mix...

How to Balance Meeting Your Needs with Kicking Up Your Heels

Are you caught between saving for a rainy day and making the most of the moment? Planning for the future or fulfilling short-term needs and wants? Treating yourself like you’re going to live forever or just plain treating yourself? Sometimes, balancing frugal living...

Lift Chairs: A Modern Mobility Solution

Imagine the den at your parents' home. Inside, you can probably visualize the TV with dad's favorite show on, mom's books or magazines on a table, and the family pets sleeping. Now picture a brand new recliner (dad will love it) that matches the room's other furniture...

Diabetes: From Prevention to Management

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes and 1.4 million more are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Suffice it to say, diabetes is an epidemic that affects many of us. In this week's post, we discuss diabetes prevention and myths as well as explaining various stages of...

Get the tissues ready – it’s flu season!

Fever, aches, cough, congestion, fatigue … we’ve all been there. The flu is, in a word, miserable. The best prescription? Get your annual vaccination! The best way to avoid the flu is to get your annual flu shot. Period. Today, it is easier than ever to get vaccinated...

Warning Signs for Bullying

There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Not all children who are bullied or...

Fight the Flu this Fall

In the words of poet William Bryant, “Autumn is the year’s last, loveliest smile.” From the changing foliage and apple picking to pumpkin carving and football, fall offers fun activItIes for everyone. Unfortunately, fall is also the start of flu season, and being...

Prevention and Treatment of High Cholesterol

Know your numbers. And what to do about them. When it comes to cholesterol, there are two terms worth knowing. Hyperlipidemia means your blood has too many lipids (or fats), such as cholesterol and triglycerides. One type of hyperlipidemia , hypercholesterolemia,...

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