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Information about healthy living & a variety of health conditions

The Lighter Side of Summer ‘Sweet’ Treats

Do you love going out for an ice cream on a hot summer night?  Or cooling down with a snow cone, slush, or other frozen dessert which for many, is delivered right to the end of your driveway by the highly anticipated seasonal visitor – the Ice Cream Truck?! Well did you know that the average (1 cup) serving of soft serve ice cream
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Reflux Tips

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects the lower esophageal sphincter, which is a muscle connecting the esophagus (or food pipe) with the stomach. Normally the sphincter opens to allow food to enter the stomach and closes to prevent food or digestive juices from returning back into the esophagus. However, when the sphincter is weak or relaxes inappropriately, the stomach contents can move back up
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Lighter Fare for Summer BBQs

Going to a graduation party, or cookout, or 4th of July event does not have to mean you need to consume 3 days worth of calories because “there are no other options.” Start a new trend and offer to lighten up the menu choices (or provide them if you are the host) at your cookouts this summer! BBQ Menu Makeover Suggestions: Instead of burgers
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Mother’s Day is upon us…time to start planting !!

This weekend just makes me happy for a number of reasons. My kids and family tell me they love me all the time, but something about those homemade Mother’s day cards that makes my heart melt. No chocolates or special breakfasts, just cards and they make me cry with joy every year ! The other reason why I love this weekend is that Mother’s
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Safe fun in the sun!

May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! With summer quickly approaching (I know, how exciting!), I thought it might be a good idea to review some safe fun in the sun tips. From the American Academy of Dermatology (2012): Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be
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