Are you at risk for sleep apnea?


Everyone has brief pauses in his or her breathing pattern, such as the short pause that occurs after a deep sigh. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the throat muscles and tongue relax and sag during sleep, blocking the opening of the airway. Breathing becomes labored, loud, and stops until the brain signals the need […]

Recipe: pureed bean brownies


Labor Day is around the corner. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy brownie recipe, no need to look any further. We made a few changes to a favorite recipe transforming it into a lighter, healthier option. Here are a few tips and tricks as well as the delicious recipe. Use low fat cream […]

Don’t let acne get under your skin

02.22.2016Acne myths

The blackheads and pimples on your chid’s face may seem barely noticeable to you. To the adolescent, they are mountains and craters. About 90 percent of American teenagers suffer through acne…at the same time that they are dealing with issues of self-esteem, peer acceptance and independence. Regardless of the severity of the skin disorder, researchers […]

Ulcers, the latest word


You may remember your great Uncle Bob drinking buttermilk, taking antacids, denying himself his favorite foods and grumbling under his breath about his ulcers any time he was under stress. At least in part because of his stomach ulcers, Uncle Bob never had a lot of fun. And if he were alive today, he would […]

Recipe: Greek spinach dip


I have to admit I am partial to Greek yogurt. I prefer its thickness, and it is a slimming substitute in many recipes. This recipe uses plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mayonnaise and results in a delicious, savory dip to be enjoyed with vegetables, breadsticks, pita chips and more. It yields 2.5 […]

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