Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Eating Out with Diabetes

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Who doesn’t love going out to eat? It gives you the night off from cooking and a chance for you to get out of the house and reconnect with friends and family. But for those living with diabetes, it can take a little more planning. Avoiding restaurants all together is unrealistic and unfair to you! [...]

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How to Keep a Food Journal

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Counting calories can take a back seat to all of the more important things you have to count like the number of kids you brought to the playground, the amount of bills you have to pay, and the impressively high number of red lights you are hitting on your way to that important business meeting. [...]

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Pesto Vegetarian Lasagna

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Bethenny Frankel is more than just a housewife. The Real Housewives of New York star has put a fun and healthy twist on delicious recipes, and we can’t get enough. Italian cuisine is irresistible to many pallets, but some recipes don’t fit the bill of health. For true Italian food lovers, they can’t say no [...]

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New Definition of Autism Proposed

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Adjusting to big changes can be tough for people have autism, especially when talking about how the condition itself is defined. The recently proposed change to the current definition of autism has its pros and cons. There is no blood test or brain scan that can easily pinpoint autism. This could lead to the re-diagnosis [...]

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How to Interact with a Person with a Disability

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Instead of overthinking the politically correct way to speak to a person with a disability, just remember the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would want done unto you.” Of course, every instance is different, but don’t walk on eggshells trying to think of what to say. If you shift your focus from that [...]

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5 Ways to Avoid Hip Pain

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So many of life’s challenging encounters require you to “put your hip into it.” The Hokey-Pokey, closing a pesky car door and holding a grandchild are just to name a few. But you can’t put your hip into it if you are suffering from hip injury or pain. The hip bears the brunt of wear-and-tear from years [...]

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9 Tips for a Healthy Immune System

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Your immune system needs your help! You wash your hands after shaking someone else’s and you take your vitamins, but that might not be enough to keep you healthy. There are other factors that you probably overlook that could be contributing to your body’s inability to ward off illness. Staying healthy can be a challenge [...]

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Healthy Antipasto Sausage Skewers

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The holidays are behind us, along with all of the extra pounds added to our behinds. Parties can be great, but not when you are constantly being tempted by savory and fattening treats. But things can be different in 2012. Try healthy and delicious appetizers instead of heavy, fried dishes that leave you regretting every [...]

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Bathroom Safety

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Everyone wants to maintain his or her independence, especially in the bathroom. But the bathroom can be a dangerous place, especially for the elderly or those with certain health conditions or injuries. As a caregiver, we want our loved one to still feel like they have control over their own hygiene and bathroom needs, but [...]