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Good nutrition is one way to reduce your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Making these healthy but tasty dishes at home can help you control your cholesterol levels, blood pressure or diabetes. We've created these recipes to help you prepare meals that not only taste great, but are good for you.
Recipes for Cholesterol Management - http://www.heart.org/…/Recipes-for-Cholesterol-Management_U…...
These recipes will help you avoid excess saturated and trans fat while enjoying mouth-watering foods.
Recipes for Blood Pressure Management - http://www.heart.org/…/Recipes-for-Blood-Pressure-Managemen…
You won't miss the salt when you taste these dishes.
Recipes for Diabetes Management - http://www.heart.org/…/Recipes-for-Diabetes-Management_UCM_…
Living with type 2 diabetes means that eating a healthy, balanced diet can be a challenge.
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Find even more tasty bites that will make your heart and taste buds happy.
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 13 million Americans are living a current or previous diagnosis of cancer. Experts estimate about 41 percent of all men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives. Spread the word about the seriousness of this disease and how Careplus Health Services Inc can help.
The heart takes center stage this month. Not only does the organ synonymous with love find its way onto store shelves and greeting cards, but it’s a vivid reminder that it’s also the time of year when we should all stop and focus on keeping our own hearts healthy. February is American Heart Month and National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. Remind people in your sphere of influence that one of the best ways they can show their love for someone else is by taking care of his or her own heart.
June 21 is the first day of summer and the perfect opportunity to highlight sun and heat-related illnesses. As temperatures continue to climb, it’s important to educate about heat safety. People age 65 and older are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Become a community advocate for senior heat safety.
April 7 is World Health Day. The day is celebrated each year to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s founding in 1948. This year’s theme is High Blood Pressure. The condition is a problem throughout the United States and the world. Take a stand for blood pressure education in your community.
Become a champion for renal health by observing National Kidney Month this month and World Kidney Day on March 8, 2013. More than 20 million American adults live with chronic kidney disease and another 400,000 are on dialysis for the treatment of kidney failure. Check out the list of kidney screenings and awareness events being conducted this month across the country and find one where you live. If there’s no event planned for your community, take charge and start one for next year. Find the events at http://www.kidney.org/news/wkd/localEvents.cfm.
Get in a green state of mind this week in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day March 17th 2013. It is said that on this one day of the year, the whole world is Irish. Toasts are an Irish drinking tradition. Line up refreshments and provide some recognized toasts such as “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.” Find more St. Paddy’s day toasts at http://stpatricksday.com/Wisdom/0-toasts.html
February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. According to the Macular Degeneration Association, about 9.1 million Americans over 40 have Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It is the leading cause of legal blindness in those age 65 and older. Visit www.preventblindness.org and www.maculardegenerationassociation.org to learn more about vision problems.
More than 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year and about 12.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. With more than 100 different kinds of cancer and so many people developing the disease, many people still never think it could happen to them. Studies have shown that through education, lifestyle changes and screening, many cancers can be prevented or detected early. February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Lets visit the World Cancer Day webpage at www.worldcancerday.org/dosomething and discover ways to become engaged on this important topic.