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This Memorial Day Weekend we will honor those who have fought and sacrificed for our country.  It is a weekend that is traditionally spent with family and friends and what Memorial Day Weekend would be complete without food and festivities?  If you are looking for healthy, summer recipes, here are a few suggestions from The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest Medical Center.

Start the day off right with a Blueberry-Banana Smoothie, low on calories and big on taste.  For lunch, change up the hamburger and hot dog routine with these simple... Read More »

Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health.  What you do today can affect your health for years to come.  For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health.  According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade.  What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, meaning more teens of this generation are at an increased risk for heart... Read More »

When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.

·         Limit portion sizes.

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When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.

·         Limit portion sizes.

... Read More »

Facebook announced today members have the option to share their organ donor status on Facebook's Timeline.  Hillcrest's Web Services team put together this video to show our Facebook fans how to do so if they would like to share that information.

For more information including registering to be an organ donor and why Facebook added this option, please visit here.

Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise.  However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter.

The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":

When you're stressed out, schedule time for even a very short workout. Exercise is a great way to fight intense stress, the council says.

Don't set... Read More »

One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Lustig says sugar, in any form, is responsible for many of the illnesses plaguing Americans including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer.  Through the treatment of his own patients, sick and obese children, Dr. Lustig concludes, “sugar is toxic.”

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Just a game?  Not for NCAA Tournament fans!

March Madness may have more to do with your health than you are aware.  If you are a serious fan, you know the thrilling self-esteem boost you feel when your team is victorious.  You also know the agony of watching your team battle until the end, only to fall short when the buzzer rings.  Help take the madness out of your health while taking in the Big Dance with these tips.

Help control your blood pressure by skipping the salt.

Don't add extra salt to your meals... Read More »