4 Steps to Food Safety

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 29, 2016 8:41:22 AM

Even though America has one of the safest food supplies in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates roughly 48 million Americans get sick from a foodborne illness each year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. While foodborne illnesses are common, the good news is we can do a lot to prevent them.

Tiny Organisms, Big Problems

Pathogens such as Norovirus, Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria are too small for us to see, but can cause big problems when they get into the food supply. While the foodborne illnesses that result have sometimes led to death, they more commonly cause symptoms such as abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, fatigue, and dehydration.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

5 Healthy Habits to Start Your Day

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Sep 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Eating a healthy breakfast is just one way to start your morning off right. Consider adding these 5 healthy habits to your morning routine to boost your spirits and supercharge your day!
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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, diet, recipes

These Recipes Can't Be "Beet"

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ask your doctor about adding beets to your diet. Beets are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B, iron, vitamin C (an immune-booster), potassium (for healthy nerve and muscle function), and manganese (good for bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). They are commonly believed to be good for your heart, liver, and colon. And they contain phytochemicals that are good for your eyes and nerve tissues, as well as lutein, an antioxidant that helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s the fruit you sometimes forget is a fruit! It’s the avocado and it’s good for you. Yes, it has fat. But it has the monounsaturated kind which helps promote healthy blood flow so it’s good for your heart. Studies have also shown avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:02 AM

You usually hear, "Avoid fat!" But there is a healthy source your body craves. Omega-3 fatty acids can help your body’s cells work properly, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They are also thought to play a role in improving memory as we age, keeping short-term memory sharp, and lowering the risk for dementia.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), heart health, diet, recipes, omega-3s

Secrets to Healthy Aging Made Simple

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You know that saying, you’re only as old as you feel? In honor of September being Healthy Aging® Month, let’s commit to taking that to heart by implementing a few secret and not-so-secret tips for feeling and staying healthy, vibrant, and “young” as we age.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, healthy eating

Juicing for Your Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 31, 2016 9:22:24 AM

For some adults, eating fruits and vegetables has been a struggle since childhood. Maybe taste got in the way when we were younger and pickier about what was put on our plate. Perhaps convenience was the issue when we were older and trying to run out the door to work. But as we get older and leading a healthier lifestyle gets higher on our radar, we realize we need to incorporate those nutrient-rich foods in our diet one way or another. Thankfully, there’s a delicious and convenient way to do it: juicing.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, recipes

I'm Not a Kid Anymore. Do I Really Need to Get Vaccinated?

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Aug 26, 2016 4:15:41 PM

The answer is yes! Vaccines are not just for kids. They are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel destinations, medical conditions and vaccines received in the past. Each year in August, the National Public Health Information Coalition sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month in the hopes of encouraging individuals to stay up to date on recommended vaccinations.

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Topics: patients, health tips, preventive care, vaccinations

Preventive Care Matters

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Aug 24, 2016 8:28:59 AM

If you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, you’re not alone. Keeping up with your regular routine, let alone that particular day’s personal and professional commitments, can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This makes any unexpected surprises, like a sinus infection or a cold, hard to pencil in, and finding time for a visit to the doctor, even for important clinical preventive services, seem nearly impossible. But the fact is making time for preventive healthcare can help protect you from illness that could rob you of days, weeks, months, or even years. And that’s time worth spent.

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Topics: healthy living, preventive care, vaccinations

Be Smart About Exercising In the Heat

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 18, 2016 4:26:20 PM

It’s amazing, the commitment people have to being outdoors, even in this sweltering heat. Playing golf, going to the ballpark, fishing, boating, laying on the beach. How does that NOT feel like you’re a pizza baking in a brick oven? But exercising in this heat? You’ve obviously got the will, but are you doing it the right way?

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, patients, health tips

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