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Farmers Market Vouchers Available in PA

From Lancaster Farming HARRISBURG, Pa. — To remind residents of the importance of consuming nutritious produce, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne signed a joint designation this week in recognition of June as the official start of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. While visiting the Pennsylvania Farmers Open Air Market… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Everyday Health Ingredients 2 cup(s) oats, rolled, not quick-cooking 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry* 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup(s) tahini (sesame seed paste)** 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted cold, cut into pieces 2/3 cup(s) sugar, granulated 2/3 cup(s) sugar, brown, light packed 1 large egg(s) 1… Read more »

Most common health concerns for those with Type 2 Diabetes

From Everyday Health, Written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications, and older people with the disease are especially vulnerable. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates roughly 27 percent of people 65 years of age and older have diabetes, and studies have shown that the highest rates of diabetes-related heart… Read more »

8 Facts About Diabetes That Can Save Your Life

From AARP, by Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin, October 2014  Actress S. Epatha Merkerson still remembers the moment a doctor took her aside and said he needed to talk to her. Merkerson, best known as Lt. Anita Van Buren on Law & Order, had volunteered at a health event in Washington and, with cameras rolling, had agreed to be tested… Read more »

Stop the Progression of Diabetes

From Everyday Health, By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Nearly 24 million American adults are living with diabetes, according to figures released last month by the International Diabetes Federation. But what may be even more alarming is that there are also about 79 million Americans with a condition known as prediabetes — and many… Read more »

10 Tips for Staying Healthy With Type 2 Diabetes

Source from Everyday Health, By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, these simple strategies can help you avoid complications and enjoy life. Every day, about 5000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. And for most of them, getting… Read more »

Foods That Fight Prediabetes and Diabetes

Source from the SouthBeachDiet.com There are many ways to help prevent the onset of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes — and making healthy lifestyle changes, including losing weight and getting regular exercise, is a great place to start. In fact, weight loss and other healthy habits have been found to be more effective than medications for… Read more »

Can Cinnamon Treat Diabetes?

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH There are medications available to help manage type 2 diabetes and lower blood sugar levels. A diabetes-friendly diet and regular exercise can also help to keep type 2 diabetes under control. But some researchers suspect that there could be a more natural source of blood sugar… Read more »

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Source from Everyday Health, Written By Madeline Vann, MPH,  Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH  With headlines warning of increasing numbers of people with diabetes and prediabetes, you may wonder whether you can prevent type 2 diabetes or whether diabetes is your destiny. The good news is that you can significantly reduce your risk of diabetes through… 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 »