Smoking Is Worse for Women’s Hearts

Smoking adds an even greater heart disease risk to women than it does to men. Women smokers suffer a greater risk of heart disease than do men, by 25 percent (Huxley and Woodward, 2011). Women smokers run this greater risk even though they smoke fewer cigarettes on average than male smokers do. Either gender-related sensitivity […]

Coping with Holiday Depression

The holidays are a time of year when we celebrate all that is hopeful and cheerful. But it can also be a sad or lonely period for those who have experienced loss among family or friends, or a stressful period for those who host or have financial problems. Factors that can contribute to holiday depression […]

Trying to avoid holiday weight gain?

The average American gains 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. But this seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable with some simple approaches to holiday eating. Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you maintain a healthy weight. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being.   Here are […]

Healthy Holiday Party Recipes

Many people tend to put on a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years, but you don’t have to be one of them. Try one of these delicious party favorite recipes. Caprese Salad on a Stick Ingredients (per “stick”) ¾ oz fresh mozzarella cheese (approximately 3 round cheese balls) 3 basil leaves 3 cherry tomatoe […]

Brown Rice Stuffing Recipe

Use as stuffing for poultry or pork roast, or bake tightly covered in a separate baking dish at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup slivered almonds (or walnuts) 2-3 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 medium tart red apple, cored and diced (or prunes) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

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