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August 19th, 2022
August is National Vaccine Awareness Month. A time to increase your awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases, and to talk to a health care provider about which immunizations are recommended for you. For adults with existing chronic illnesses such…

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August 1st, 2022
August is prime time for luscious tomatoes, sweet peppers, robust eggplant, summer squash, and sweet corn. Their colors are beautiful and their healthfulness is plentiful. It pays to make the most of enjoying these veggies in-season when taste and…

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July 18th, 2022
Blueberry picking season is here! While we can find them in grocery stores all year round, blueberries are ripe for picking at local farms and markets now. They are a tiny fruit packed with lots of nutrition and health benefits. Dubbed a…

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July 1st, 2022
According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), President Ronald Regan signed National Ice Cream Month into law on July 9, 1984. He noted that ice cream consumption substantially contributed to the U.S. economy and strengthened the…

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June 16th, 2022
Intermittent fasting has been getting a lot of attention, from those looking to lose weight, to others hoping to improve glucose control. It’s a pattern of eating that alternates between fasting and eating, on a regular schedule. Mindful or…

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June 3rd, 2022
Diabetes meal planning can be challenging and confusing. It seems that everyone has a different idea of what you should or shouldn’t eat. Maybe you’ve been told “you can’t eat pasta” or “rice has too many carbs”. There is much…

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May 16th, 2022
Each year the Administration for Community Living (ACL) promotes a celebration of older Americans in the month of May. This year, the theme is “Age My Way”. The focus is on older adults aging in place and living independently for as long as…

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May 5th, 2022
Osteoporosis is “the most common bone disease in humans”, according to the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Report by the Surgeon General. It is a progressive deterioration of the bone’s integrity, and while it is frequently age-related, its…

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