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June 21, 2017
For women and men, the risk for stroke doubles every 10 years after age 55. Although stroke is more common among the elderly, a lot of people under 65 also have strokes. Some risk factors are out of your control, but knowing they exist may help motivate you to work... More ›
June 19, 2017
Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad Courtesy of Ingredients: 1 ½ cups crushed pretzels 4 ½ tablespoons white sugar ¾ cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O 2... More ›
June 17, 2017
Today, over one million people in the United States have aphasia. With a startling number of Americans having little to no knowledge of this condition, the time is now to pave the way for a better understanding of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of aphasia. 1. What is Aphasia? A... More ›
June 12, 2017
Sensational Sirloin Kabobs (Courtesy of Ingredients: 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning 4 fluid ounces lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut into... More ›
May 26, 2017
In the beginning, increasing forgetfulness or mild confusion may be the noticeable first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, overtime symptoms worsen. The rate at which symptoms worsen can vary from person to person. When experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s, you may be the first to notice you are having... More ›
May 22, 2017
Summer Veggie Pasta (Courtesy of Cooking Light) Ingredients: 1/2 pound uncooked whole-grain linguine 1/2 pound zucchini 1/2 pound yellow squash 1 pound tomatoes, finely chopped (3 medium tomatoes) 2/3 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon... More ›
May 15, 2017
Traveling, whether it be for business or pleasure can easily take you out of your diabetes care routine. Before hightailing it out of town, make sure you are prepared. A little extra homework will help keep your diabetes from putting any kinks in your long-awaited travel plans. How you prepare... More ›
May 12, 2017
Tangy Almond Chicken Kabobs (Courtesy of Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon vegetable oil spicy 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds 16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes Directions: In a... More ›
May 10, 2017
May is Lupus Awareness Month and online I am known as L.A. Lupus Lady, so I am honored that the MedicAlert Foundation has asked me to share a bit to celebrate World Lupus Day. As a woman who has lived with Lupus for over three decades, I am an advocate... More ›
May 9, 2017
Lupus Awareness Month creates a time to bring greater understanding about this life altering disease and continues to serve as a universal call-to-action on behalf of the millions of families affected by Lupus. Those fighting this unpredictable disease deserve to be recognized. While continuing to be a serious global health... More ›