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With thousands of skincare products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to take care of your skin. Skin care is beyond topical treatments; it’s a combination of what you put into your body and what you put on your body.

Different internal and external lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of your skin. For example, cold weather can trigger eczema, while warmer weather can trigger acne. Too much sun exposure can lead to pigmentation and accelerate aging skin.

There’s a world of tips, but here are some of the most effective ways you can care for... Read More »

One of the first things everyone thinks of when they hear the word Thanksgiving is…food! We spoke with Lisa Stokes, our Dietary & EVS Manager about some of her tips to safely store leftovers from your upcoming Thanksgiving meal.

After everyone’s bellies are full from enjoying turkey (and all of the tasty side dishes!), cut the turkey meat off the bone and refrigerate it within two hours of coming out of the oven. Leftovers will last for four days in the refrigerator, so if you know you won’t use them right away, pack them into freezer bags or airtight containers and freeze. For... Read More »

We all know it’s common courtesy to be kind, but did you know there are proven health benefits as well? From buying someone a cup of coffee, to volunteering at a local organization, a little kindness each day can go a long way. Below are a few proven health benefits of being kind to others.

Benefits:

·         Increased oxytocin- this hormone acts as a chemical messenger to create that “warm and fuzzy” feeling from the brain and spreads all throughout the body.

·         Increased serotonin- the neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of well-being and... Read More »

We’ve all heard how many salads that we think are “healthy” are just wearing disguises under all of the delicious cheese, processed dressing and fried toppings that get added! While we think that a salad bowl filled with greens and veggies is sure to be healthy, we know that what goes into the salad can determine otherwise. We’ve put together a few of our favorite tips and tricks to make a healthy, yet delicious salad below!

1. Add protein

When adding protein to a salad, the options are endless! Chicken, shrimp, beef, tofu and eggs are just some of... Read More »

March is National Nutrition Month. Eating healthy is one of the best things you can do for your body, but it can get expensive. Fresh produce and lean meats are almost always included in a healthy regimen, but tend to be some of the most expensive items in a grocery store. The good news? There are lots of great, healthy options available to keep you in line with your healthy lifestyle.

Lisa Stokes, Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta’s dietary manager, shared some valuable information with regard to eating healthy on a budget.

Frozen vs. Fresh

Most frozen fruits and... Read More »

Another year has arrived, and many people are a few days into their resolutions. Making these resolutions is the easy part; it’s the follow through that proves to be difficult for most. Creating healthy habits that you can practice every day can be challenging at first, but once they are a part of your daily routine, they won’t feel like an added step.

If maintaining a healthier lifestyle is one of your resolutions, below are a few tips to keep you motivated throughout the year.

Hold yourself accountableIf working out more is one of your goals, schedule your workouts or gym... Read More »

It’s here again…the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is in full swing, which means we’re trimming the trees, hanging the lights and filling our homes with the scents of the season.

With all of these festive activities, there’s always the possibility of an accident. While you want your home to look beautiful, it’s important to stay as safe as possible when you are decorating. In preparation, we’ve put together a list of things to be mindful of when you are putting up your decorations to ensure there are no mishaps.

Lights

- Before hanging lights,... Read More »

Recognizing that your elderly parent or loved one can no longer care for themselves is a difficult process. Working to meet the complex needs of elderly loved ones can take its toll on caregivers, especially for those tasked with the daily challenges of full time work and parenting duties. In many cases, caregivers are adult children and relatives of those suffering from various forms of dementia, which is a severe decline in mental functioning that interferes with daily life.  Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. The heart wrenching conflict of wanting to do what is... Read More »