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Ingredients 4 medium russet potatoes (8-10 ounces each), scrubbed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1 pound fresh spinach, finely chopped or 4 cups chopped spinach (thawed) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried ...

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Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1, and they probably won’t be the only ones harmed. "It's important to realize that falls among older persons, with their staggering physical, emotional as well as economic consequences, have the potential t...

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Bone Health

Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in life. For healthy bones, it is important to maintain a physically active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet with plenty of calcium, , and perhaps other supplemen...

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2015 Dietary Guidelines – The Cholesterol Limit Has Been Removed!

Every five years the US Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services release the . These guidelines have tremendous implications for the foods served in our schools, military, nutrition labeling and restaurant menus. As of this year, the guidelines have removed the restriction on dietary cholesterol. In previous ver...

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Children and Cholesterol

Are kids at risk? Controlling cholesterol begins in childhood. Evidence shows atherosclerosis (fatty deposits of plaque in artery walls) begins in childhood and progresses slowly into adulthood. Then the condition often leads to coronary heart disease (CHD), the single largest cause of death in the United States...

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Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Have high blood pressure? Then you have a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease. Have high cholesterol too? The risk is higher. One in three Americans has high blood pressure, (HBP) putting them at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). If other conditions, such as elevated cholesterol are also pres...

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Cholesterol Screening: Why it is Important to Have a Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol builds up silently, slowly choking off blood supply to your heart and brain. Get your cholesterol checked. You see TV commercials, ads in magazines, and pamphlets lining your doctor's office walls - all touting the dangers of high cholesterol. But you feel healthy, and have never worried about your cholesterol or heart...

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Healthy Eating in September – Blackened Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Add cholesterol-lowering vitamin E to your day with papaya, a bright yellow fruit that also contains magnesium and potassium, which have been shown to lower blood pressure. Eat half a papaya with a squirt of lime juice for breakfast, or chop up some papaya to make the zippy fresh salsa in this chicken dinner. Ingredients 4 skinle...

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Artificial Sweeteners- Too Good to be True?

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere. We know the main sources: diet soda, sugar-free foods, and those little colored packets next to the sugar at Starbucks… But what are they actually doing to our bodies? Saccharin was the first artificial sweetener, discovered accidentally in 1879. This sweetener gained popularity during World War I when sugar...

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Workday Workout

Glazed eyes? Tense muscles? Feel like you’ve been at your desk for days? Though we feel – and perform – better when we exercise, finding time to squeeze exercise into our busy workdays isn’t always easy. This quick workout is designed to clear the mind and stretch the body. All you need is five minutes and a chair. If you feel pain or dis...

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