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Health

Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

November 16, 2017

BPT Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can help you have a consistent energy level, feel calmer, improve cholesterol levels and lose weight. So, why aren’t more people following a low-glycemic diet and reaping these health advantages? Some say a low-GI diet is hard to follow….

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Should you be eating more salt?

November 16, 2017

BPT You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vital information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many calories per…

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Chiropractors offer advice to those with diabetes

November 9, 2017

NewsUSA If current trends hold, 1 in 5 Americans will have diabetes by 2025 — and 1 in 3 by about a generation after that. So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which rightly calls the figures “alarming.” But when you think about our lifestyles — too often sedentary, with unhealthy diets —…

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Five nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking

November 9, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars   BPT ‘Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals. If you’re whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don’t have to choose between your…

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A new kind of life insurance for those living with diabetes

November 4, 2017

BPT For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many people…

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Picking a health insurance plan? Prepare for the unexpected

October 26, 2017

BPT As many Americans know, fall is the season when we must select our health benefits for the upcoming year. Choosing a health plan can be a daunting task, but selecting the right coverage protects you and your family’s general health needs and can prepare you for an unexpected medical crisis. While no one plans…

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Miles for Migraine 5K/10K Walk

October 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Over 500 runners and walkers participated in the fifth annual Miles for Migraine event. (Photo credit Andrea Patton photo)   Approximately 500 enthusiastic supporters participated in the fifth annual Miles for Migraine walk and run on a perfect fall day, Saturday, October 7 in Wissahickon Park. The two-mile walk and 5K/10K run raised funds…

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Jefferson Health announces job cuts

October 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –One of the Tri-State Area’s biggest health systems is about to become a bit smaller. Word has come that Jefferson Health is eliminating up to 600 jobs, and half could be by laying off workers. Officials said the layoff notices began to go out Wednesday and will continue through Friday, but they would…

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A closer look at vision health

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images   Family Features An estimated 4.3 billion people suffer from the same health problem regardless of gender, age or ethnicity: vision impairment. Whether moderate or severe, vision impairment can have far-reaching social and economic impacts. As the number of Americans with visual impairment is expected to double by 2050,…

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Managing high blood pressure during the holidays

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images   Family Features Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control. If you…

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