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Recipe of the Week: Turkey Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsa

Recipe from Blue Cross Blue Shield Newsletter Ingredients 1 firm, ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 cup sweet corn kernels, rinsed and drained 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Tbsp. lime juice 1 pkg (12 count) corn taco shells 1 pkg (1.25 oz.) reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix 12 oz. cooked boneless, skinless turkey breast,… Read more »

Guard Your Medical ID

Source from AARP Bulletin, written by Sid Kirchheimer Financial identity theft may dominate the headlines, yet there’s a bigger threat that goes beyond what’s in your wallet or bank account. It’s medical identity theft, up about 20% last year. Crooks use your insurance or personal information to get treatment or medication, or to submit false… Read more »

Lifting the Veil on Payments to Doctors

Source from AARP Bulletin, written by Bill Hogan Does your doctor take money from the drug or medical device companies to push their products? You really haven’t had a way to find out, though in recent years more than a dozen drugmakers have made public their payments to physicians-usually as a result of lawsuit-related settlements…. Read more »

AARP Pennsylvania News: Farmer’s Market

Source from AARP In a state where more than 12% of households are at risk for hunger, the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program can help those on fixed incomes put fresh produce on the table. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50 and older are at risk of hunger-a 79% increase over the last decade, according… Read more »

Summer Safety Tips

Source from Blue Cross Blue Shield Newsletter: Health Matters Bike Safety Wear appropriate and properly fitting bike helmets Make sure that your bike has reflector lights Properly inflate your tires and check your treads Car Safety Using the right size car seat, booster seat and seat belt saves lives There is no safe distance to… Read more »

Quick Health Facts

Written by Candy Sagon and Elizabeth Agnvall, AARP Reversing Aging: Blood from young mice appears to reverse the effects of aging in older mice, restoring the recipient’s muscle and brain function, according to three new studies published in the journals Science and Nature Medicine. Researchers say the findings have important implications for treating Alzheimer’s and… Read more »

7 Ways to Lose Weight

Source from AARP You’ve dieted and exercised, and you still can’t lose those last few pounds. As it turns out, other factors — from toxins in your home to your cellphone habits — could be sabotaging your efforts. Read on for some surprising ways to increase your chance at success. 1. Avoid environmental toxins If… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Lime Cilantro Cauliflower “Rice”

Source from AllRecipes A simple, grain-free, healthy side dish for dinner that’s sure to please! INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 tablespoon water 1 lime, juiced and zested 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons butter (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. Grate cauliflower florets or pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice. 2. Place… Read more »

10 Ways to Help the Elderly Beat the Heat

Source from Visiting Angels Assisted Living  1. Keep household windows open The elderly tend to lose their sense of body temperature, which could lead to death from heat illnesses. According to the Center for Disease Control, during 1979 to 1999, 8,015 heat-related deaths occurred in this country. As people age, their brain sometimes can’t recognize… Read more »

6 Ways to Prevent Diabetes and Improve Health

Source from AARP Reduce Diabetes Risk  The number of Americans with diabetes has skyrocketed over the last decade, with 29 million now suffering from the blood sugar disorder. Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood sugar levels are higher than normal. If you’re at risk, these small changes to your diet and lifestyle… Read more »