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All About Diabetes

Nov 6, 2019 — Diabetes affects how the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it can cause high blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which depends on your eating habits. Diabetes is the number one cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is a condition where... Read More

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System

Nov 6, 2019 — Cold and flu season will be upon us soon and there is no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong immune system. What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The... Read More

Thanksgiving Traditions that can be Shared Year after Year

Nov 6, 2019 — Adding some new and interesting family traditions to the Thanksgiving celebration can really liven things up and give people something to look forward to all year. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people we treasure in our lives and the things we have been blessed with over the past year. A nice... Read More

10 Tips to Stop Smoking

Nov 6, 2019 — Most people are readily aware that stopping smoking can improve their health, but learning how to really conquer the urges to smoke is not easy. You need a good reason to quit. Simply deciding to quit because the sky is blue is not a sufficient reason. Look for small rewards that you can give yourself... Read More

Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver

Nov 6, 2019 — Balancing work, home and private life with the demands of being a caregiver can be frustrating. Just when you may find a good balance, the demands of your elderly parent might change and you are again pulled back into that stressful situation. How can you offset the worry, the anxiety, the anger and the resentment?... Read More

Halloween Games

Oct 7, 2019 — Pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern Create a large pumpkin out of cardboard, or make one out of construction paper and pin it to a bulletin board. Paint or glue eyes and a mouth on the jack-o-lantern, leaving the area where the nose should be empty. Cut out several yellow triangles, writing the person’s name... Read More

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day

Oct 7, 2019 — Fall is here, and we’re ready for pumpkin everything! It’s the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin bars, pies, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, roasted seeds, and oatmeal. On October 26th we celebrate our favorite spooky and silly decoration and food, the pumpkin! Is there anything pumpkins can’t do? White pumpkins are the newest fad in... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Detection

Oct 7, 2019 — According to breastcancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population of American women. The good news is that, if detected early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated. Breast cancer occurs when cells in breasts called “tumors”... Read More

October 16 is National Fossil Day

Oct 7, 2019 — How are fossils formed? For fossil formation to take place, a series of fortunate events must occur. If any part of the series is missing, we will never see the fossil! In fact, fossilization is a rare occurrence. Nature tends to lean toward recycling itself, which includes just about everything from plants and animals to rocks... Read More

October 14 is Dessert Day: Five Simply Delicious Dessert Hacks

Oct 7, 2019 — There may not be a better dessert than a mouth-watering slice of pie fresh from the oven, but serving your pie with a dollop of whipped cream, or “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, may dress up this treat. Add a dash of creativity and a simple pie becomes a true... Read More