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New Year’s Eve Appetizer!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese From All Recipes Still don’t know what to serve your guests at your New Year’s Eve party tomorrow? Try these little guys! “Dates are stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and baked until crisp. These are delicious and very easy to make for a party. You can serve… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Asthma in Check During a Cold

Source from Everyday Health For people with asthma, getting a cold or flu can increase the risk of having an asthma attack. Try these simple asthma self-care steps to protect yourself when you get a cold.  Over the course of the year, Americans will have over one billion colds. For many people, getting sick is… Read more »

9 Foods You Should Be Eating for Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy eating for type 2 diabetes is about losing weight and preventing dangerous spikes in blood sugar. Nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer explains how these nine foods can help. Source from Everyday Health, written by Joy Bauer, MS, RD, creator of JoyBauer.com Beans If you’re looking for foods that raise blood-sugar levels slowly and gently, choose… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Source from the Lexington Minuteman, written by Jack Cross/President of Home Instead Senior Care, Lexington Massachusetts  1. Visit your local senior center. If you have not been to your local senior center, you do not know what you are missing. The folks there are not, as my 83-year-old mother used to say, “just a bunch of old people.” The… Read more »

10 Common Cholesterol Mistakes

Source from Everyday Health, written by Madeline Vann, MPH, medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and sometimes taking statins to control cholesterol can all work at protecting heart health. And these cholesterol-lowering recommendations from your doctor are backed by scientific evidence. Taking medication for high cholesterol lengthens life and… Read more »

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

Are you a Caregiver and in need of guidance? Are you confused about how to care for your loved one and don’t know where to start? Check out the Caregiving Resource Center at AARP’s website. From online and over the phone counseling, to Youtube videos, this website is a great place to start. As always,… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Apple and Kale Salad

Recipe from Lisa Leake, of http://www.100daysofrealfood.com “I’ve got another holiday recipe for you today! This kale and apple salad may be just for the adult table though, if I am being honest. I don’t know about your kids, but my girls have never been big blue cheese fans (they’ve dubbed it “stinky cheese” for obvious reasons),… Read more »

Foods to Prevent or Manage Diabetes

Source from Everyday Health Healthy eating is one of the best ways to manage type 2 diabetes. Because this type of diabetes is strongly linked to excess weight, cutting calories and following the right kind of diabetes diet will go a long way toward improving your health. One of the most important aspects of good nutrition… Read more »

Toddlers Learn Words Better When Getting Messy in a Highchair

Source from Medical News Today Attention, parents: The messier your child gets while playing with food in the high chair, the more he or she is learning. Researchers at the University of Iowa studied how 16-month-old children learn words for nonsolid objects, from oatmeal to glue. Previous research has shown that toddlers learn more readily… Read more »

Arthritis and Vitamin D: What’s the Connection?

Source from Everyday Health, written by Marie Suszynski, medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Vitamin D got its nickname, “the sunshine vitamin,” because sun exposure helps promote vitamin D production in the body. This essential nutrient is also found naturally in a few foods such as oily fish (mackerel, salmon) and is used to fortify milk, baby formula,… Read more »