US NEWS: Power Outage: Refrigeration 101, 9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

Power Outage: Refrigeration 101

The power is out. You just bought groceries. Not sure what to do? Follow these steps to save your food from spoiling during your power outage.

During the Power Shortage:

Keep it closed! Keep the doors closed for both the refrigerator and the freezer as much as possible in order to keep food at a cold and safe temperature. Fridge food can stay cold for about 4 hours if it the door stays closed. A freezer can keep the same temperature for 48 hours …

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US HEALTH NEWS: How Much Water Should I Drink?, 9/18/2014

September 18, 2014

Is it true that people should drink eight glasses of water per day? How do you know if someone is dehydrated?

Water is usually considered to be the best way to stay hydrated, but electrolytes play an important role, too. They are responsible for fluid regulation, muscle contraction, and nerve function. The best recommendation to determine if you need water is to listen to your body. Take note of when you’re thirsty or tired, because that may mean you are dehydrated. Also, pay attention to the …

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CDC: Tips From Former Smokers, 08/18/2014

August 18, 2014

CDC RELEASES NEW “TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS”

The Centers for Disease Control has released their fourth series of public safety announcements highlighting the stories of real people whose tobacco addictions ended up impacting their lives in negative ways.  Many of these men and women started smoking very early in life, and experienced illness and disability during what was supposed to be the healthiest parts of their lives.  These videos and stories also feature people who never smoked, but who were sickened by their exposure to secondhand …

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HEALTHY RECIPE: Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins, 7/23/2014

July 23, 2014

Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins

The problem with muffins is that often times they are packed full of sugar and fat; Eating one for breakfast is just as bad as eating cake for breakfast. It doesn’t have to be so! These blueberry banana muffins are delicious, moist, sweet, AND healthy.

Some of the ingredients you will need include:

Whole wheat flour – If this is not a staple in your pantry, it should be! It can be used as a higher-fiber and vitamin-rich substitute for white flour in many …

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HUFFINGTON POST: Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived, 7/21/2014

July 21, 2014

Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived

Sleep is essential to your well-being. It keeps you focused during the day, allows your body to repair itself, and improves learning and memory skills. Shelby Freedman Harris, sleep expert at the Montefiore School of Medicine has outlined 10 signs that show you may need more sleep.

Frequently falling asleep as soon as you hit the pillow, feeling more forgetful, and falling asleep during the day (in matinee movies, for example) are all signs that it might be time to invest …

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KIDS HEALTH: Help Your Parents Get Healthy, 6/11/2014

June 11, 2014

Help Your Parents Get Healthy

Listen up, parents!  In a recent survey by KidsHealth.org, kids told researchers how much their parents’ lifestyle choices impact them. 46% of children are concerned about their parents’ health, and 69% wish that their parents would make changes to be healthier.  However, you have the power to make a change!  The majority of parents surveyed said that they would work harder to get healthy if their kids asked them to. So if your child asks you to make a …

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MAYO CLINIC: Make It a Habit to Get Adequate Sleep, 6/6/2014

June 09, 2014

Make It a Habit to Get Adequate Sleep

As we all know, sleep is important to everyday life. However, many people do not realize that it affects our overall health. We are at greater risk for chronic diseases if we do not get enough sleep. It is reported that a shocking 35% of adults said they do not get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of rest.  Are you getting enough sleep? Try these tips:

Be consistent – Try to go to bed and wake up …

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