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Healthy Eating in February

Feta and Green Onion Couscous Cakes over Tomato-Olive Salad Serves 2 Ingredients CAKES: 1/3 cup uncooked whole-wheat couscous 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese 3 tablespoons egg substitute 2 tablesp...

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Short Workouts Can Be Good for Your Heart

Don't avoid exercising because you're short on time. Even quick workouts can benefit your health. How much exercise do you need to help prevent heart disease? Do you need an hour breaking a sweat at the gym? Or will a walk around the block suffice? Most people know that exercise is important to health. The American Heart Associat...

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Aspirin to Prevent Stroke or Heart Attack

Find out if aspirin is right for you for prevention of heart attack or certain types of stroke. You may have heard that an aspirin taken every day can help lower the risk of heart attack or some types of stroke. Aspirin is inexpensive and available almost anywhere. It is sometimes called baby aspirin in a lower dose and is clearly...

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9 Qs & As About Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home

Here are some tips for checking your blood pressure at home. During a visit to your doctor, you may be asked to monitor your blood pressure at home. Why? Some reasons include: You have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. You have pre-hypertension. This is a blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89....

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What the Doctor Ordered: Exercise Prescriptions

Want to start exercising, but can't find the motivation? A visit to your doctor may help. Everyone knows they should exercise. The reasons to exercise seem endless -- from better weight control to stress reduction. The risks of not being physically active are also well known. A higher risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes ar...

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Medicare and Physical Therapy

How often is it covered?  helps pay for  outpatient physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. There are limits on these services when you get them from most outpatient providers. These limits are called “therapy caps” or "therapy cap limits." The therapy cap limits for 2017 are: $1,980 for...

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Keeping up with your New Year’s Resolution

It’s officially January, a time for resolving to eat less, exercise more, work harder, give more, and make a long-delayed life changes. You might find yourself asking why exactly it is that we make such resolutions. Especially considering that by the time March rolls around a vast majority of us are already happy to push off those little changes ...

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