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5 Diabetic-Friendly Dinner Ideas for Thanksgiving

Let’s face it – the Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food. It’s all about getting together with family or friends to enjoy an indulgent meal. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes, like cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, are chock full of carbs and sugar, which can wreak havoc on a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. Here are some ideas that make it easier for diabetics to enjoy Thanksgiving...

How to Stay Protected This Flu Season

Influenza is commonly known as the flu. It is an infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The two main types of flu viruses, A and B, spreading from person to person, are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics every year, as stated by CDC. Young children, older adults, and people with health conditions have a higher risk of serious complications from the flu. What Can...

How Does My Health Impact My Insurance?

The health insurance industry was radically changed with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to the passage of this law, a person who had a health condition was typically denied insurance coverage – a financial disaster for families, many of whom were forced to file bankruptcy due to medical bills. It was a monumental change in the health insurance industry when the law...

6 Foods to Help Prevent Dehydration

Across the USA, many people live in communities that are experiencing hot, dry weather. Staying well hydrated is always important, and even more so during the hot summer months. Obviously, drinking plenty of water is vital, but there is more to staying hydrated than just consuming liquids. Electrolytes work to direct water and other nutrients to the cells. Many foods contain water, nutrients and electrolytes...

How Much Sun Is Too Much Sun?

It is common knowledge that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin. Most people also know that we need sunlight to make vitamin D, a micronutrient that aids bone growth and absorption of calcium, controls cell growth, regulates immunity, and helps prevent inflammation. Unfortunately, it can be tricky balance between getting the sunshine we need to produce adequate vitamin D and risking overexposure...