Exploring Organs: The Lungs

You’re pretty amazing. Not just “you” in general, but the single structure that holds all of your organs, muscles and bones together: the body. As you’re reading this, you’re breathing without you having to tell your body to do so. If you didn’t already know, we can’t live without air. That makes it all more…
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What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. COPD is a lung disease that can cause breathing difficulties, chronic coughing with wheezing and mucus production. It is most often caused by cigarette smoking but can be developed after long exposure to…
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Prioritizing Health While Enjoying Thanksgiving Feast

Heading into the holidays can be a difficult season for someone who is trying to manage their health by keeping blood sugars on target and/ or accomplishing managing weight. It’s also a busy season in which sometimes health goals lose priority. Here are some suggestions that might help you stay on track: Choosing something lower…
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Recipe: Healthy Apple Crunch

Ingredients: 1 sliced apple 2 tablespoons melted peanut butter (can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter or honey) 2 tablespoons whole grain granola 1 tablespoon chocolate chips Instructions: Slice apple. Melt peanut butter (or alternative) and drizzle over apple. Sprinkle granola and chocolate chips over the top.