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What Not to Do When You Have Insomnia

From Everyday Health, By Jennifer Acosta Scott | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Don’t Stay in Bed If you’re having difficulty falling asleep, don’t stay under the covers in hopes of somehow becoming drowsy, says Nitun Verma, MD, a sleep specialist and the medical director of the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 28 mins Total Time: 48 mins Ingredients cooking spray 4 cup(s) cereal, sweetened oat flakes 3/4 cup(s) oats, rolled, quick cooking 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup(s) apples, dried 2 egg(s) 1/3 cup(s) honey 1/3 cup(s) peanut butter, chunky 1/4 cup(s) oil, cooking Recipe Tip: Cool completely before serving. Preparation 1. Preheat… Read more »

What to Do When a Spouse Dies

From Anonymous After a partner’s death, the widowed spouse must attend to numerous financial details, including these principal ones. In the first days after the death Try to find directions for the funeral. They may be in a will or letter. Order a dozen certified copies of the death certificate from the county clerk’s offices… Read more »

6 Household Hazards

From AARP Lint in your dryer Leaving lint in your dryer’s trap-or worse, inside the guts of your dryer-can lead to a fire. Protect yourself: Clean the lint trap after every use, and make sure that the fluffy stuff hasn’t accumulated anywhere else in your machine. Aluminum wiring  Homes built with aluminum wiring are 55… Read more »

5 Top Congestion Fighters

From Everyday Heath, By Jennifer Warner | Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Decongestants The king of over-the-counter congestion medications is a decongestant, which comes in either pill or spray form. They both work by shrinking the swollen blood vessels in the nose and air passages caused by congestion. Treating a stuffy nose with a decongestant… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Sausage Gumbo

Recipe and photo from Everyday Health Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Ingredients 12 ounce(s) sausage, Italian turkey, hot, links, removed from casings 2 teaspoon oil, canola 1 large onion(s), diced 4 clove(s) garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose 4 cup(s) tomato(es), chopped 4 cup(s) broth, chicken, less… Read more »

Federal Action Update: Fight to End Alzheimer’s

From the Alzheimer’s Association We’ve worked all year for this moment. This week, Congress has the opportunity to take a major step forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but they need to hear from you. Congress is voting on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which includes our year’s top advocacy priority,… Read more »

Healthy Ways to Avoid the Holiday Blues

From: Blue Health Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield E-Newsletter   The holidays are a difficult time of year for those feeling depressed or lonely. It can be tempting to indulge in unhealthy behaviors to help you cope. You may be tempted to drink, smoke, take drugs or overeat. These tips can help you navigate through tough times: Keep your expectations… Read more »

Preparing for the Flu

  From: Blue Health Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield E-Newsletter Here comes the flu again Up to 49,000 Americans die of influenza—or the flu—each year. But you can take steps to avoid becoming a statistic. Here are 2 strategies that can help protect yourself and your family: 1. Talk with your doctor about flu vaccinations. A vaccination is still… Read more »

10 Good Reasons To Get A Flu Shot

From The Huffington Post, Written By Melaina Juntti for Men’s Journal How many times have you heard you should get a flu shot? There’s good reason for the hype: Over the past few years, the influenza vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of related hospitalizations, according to Centers for Disease Control and… Read more »