Month: March 20151

The Health Benefits of Water

From Everyday Health, By Jen Laskey | Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating,…

How Cravings Can Derail Your Diet

From Everyday Health, By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Why do you crave chocolate in the middle of the afternoon while your husband craves steak at the end of the day? Why do pregnant women have peculiar cravings and why do women crave more carbs in the days prior to their…

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Cheesy Macaroni

From Everyday Health Ingredients • 1 package (14.5 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni • 1 1/2 cups fat-free cottage cheese • 2 tablespoon canola oil • 1/2 cup flour • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 2 cups skim milk • 2 cups reduced-fat sharp cheddar…

Happy Scranton Parade Day!

CareGivers America will be marching the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade this afternoon ! To read the line up of all participants, click here: http://www.stpatparade.com/

Coffee is good for you: Fact or Fiction?

From CNN Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you. If you chose fact, you’re right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, computer back pain and more. But if you chose myth, you’d also be right.…

Understanding "Home Care"

Recipe of the Week: Artichoke and Ripe-Olive Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Ingredients 12 ounce(s) fish, tuna, light, packed in water, drained and flaked 1 cup(s) artichoke hearts 1/2 cup(s) olives, pitted, chopped 1/3 cup(s) mayonnaise, reduced-fat 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano, fresh, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried Preparation Combine tuna, artichokes, olives,…

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Understanding the basics about congestive heart failure and its symptoms will prepare you to care for your loved one and speak about the illness with the doctor and hospice staff. This article deals with basic information about the heart and how congestive heart failure affect the heart and entire body.…

Recipe of the Week: Egg Thread Soup With Asparagus

From Everyday Health Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Ingredients 8 cup(s) broth, chicken, less sodium, or homemade chicken broth, fat skimmed 1/2 cup(s) pasta, alphabet, or stars, or pastina 12 ounce(s) asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch diagonal pieces, (2 cups) 4 large egg(s) 1/2…
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