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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Practical, protective foot health steps for people with diabetes

Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes A...

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Worried about holiday eating: dietary moderation and balance

From sports to home makeovers, Americans seem to love the concept of going to extremes. So it’s no surprise that some people might think eating healthy and losing weight requires an all-or-nothing approach. But diet myths notwithstanding, nutritionists largely agree that a healthy lifestyle requires moderation and balance. “When people...

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Refreshing garden drinks

– With warmer than average temperatures the norm for much of the country, people are looking for new ways to cool off. Nothing is more cool and refreshing than sipping on an ice-cold drink while enjoying a meal made on the grill or resting in the comfort of a hammock. The garden can hold the key to some tempting new drinks and offers a chance...

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Disposable insulin delivery device gives people with type 2 diabetes the freedom to go about their day

– Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes and the population continues to grow. There are approximately 5.5 million people in the U.S. who depend on daily insulin injections to help them control and manage their diabetes, but more than half of those people do not achieve their recommended glucose target levels, according t...

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Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in America

– When thinking about childhood hunger, many people envision poverty-stricken regions on another continent, far from home. However, millions of children right here in the United States don’t know where their next meal will come from. It’s called “food insecurity,” and it’s a big problem in communities across the...

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Road trip snacks to fuel family fun

Whether you’re driving to Grandma’s for the holidays or heading south to escape the cold, Americans have a love affair with the family road trip. But before you pack the kids up and head out for hours on the open road, it’s important to plan ahead so hungry bellies don’t delay your journey. Fuel your road trip fun with these...

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Five ways to become a tourist in your own hometown

– For most people, vacation time and money are finite resources. So what can you do if you’re interested in exploring and trying new things before your next vacation? Become a tourist in your own hometown. If you’re looking for something new to do in your community, often the best sources of information are people who love to expl...

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Car-safety tips to keep your new bundle of joy safe and happy

– The first days at home with a new baby are full of visits from family and friends, shared joy and special time alone bonding as a family. But soon you’ll need to leave the house for trips to the grocery store, doctor’s office or even road trips, which requires figuring out how to safely transport your child in the car. Here are...

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Free cancer resource guides help patients navigate cancer journey

– When Barbara George’s friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them. “We thought, here we are as marketers and we’re having trouble finding needed resources in our...

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Turn health into wealth

– Health care today is expensive, but there are ways that you can give your wallet a break. One of the best ways to make health care more affordable is to avoid the need for medical care in the first place. More than 75 percent of health care costs are attributed to chronic illness, most of which are controllable, if not preventable. For thos...

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