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Gluten-Free – ­More Than Just a “Fad” Diet

08/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

You probably know someone who is following a gluten-free diet. As the popularity of this diet increases, the thought of it as a “fad diet” is also becoming more prevalent. However, there are clear indications for a gluten-free diet, including some indications for which becoming “gluten-free” is a medical necessity. Gluten is the main protein component of grains including wheat, rye and barley.  Gluten is the part of grain that helps make bread chewy and retain its shape.…

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Gluten-Free – ­More Than Just a “Fad” Diet

08/19/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

You probably know someone who is following a gluten-free diet. As the popularity of this diet increases, the thought of it as a “fad diet” is also becoming more prevalent. However, there are clear indications for a gluten-free diet, including some indications for which becoming “gluten-free” is a medical necessity. Gluten is the main protein component of grains including wheat, rye and barley.  Gluten is the part of grain that helps make bread chewy and retain its shape.…

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5 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

08/19/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night or yawning all day at work, you may not be practicing good sleep hygiene. Sleep problems can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Protect your health and rest easier each night by following these tips for a better night of sleep: Create an environment to promote sleep. You sleep better in a cool, dark and quiet room. Use a fan or white noise machine to help drown out other distracting noises. You can also try blackout…

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Do You Know How Alcohol Affects Your Body?

08/19/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

After a long week at work many people kick back with friends to relax and enjoy an alcoholic drink. However, alcohol can have harmful physical effects. It is important, if you do drink alcohol, that you always drink responsibly. While it is often overlooked, alcohol is a drug and can be harmful and addictive if not drank responsibly and in moderation. A common misconception is that alcohol only damages the liver. While it is true that liver damage may occur from heavy drinking, it is not the only…

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Your Child’s Biggest School Fears and How To Help

08/19/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

With summer coming to a close, there can only be one thing on your child’s mind: the new school year! From buying school supplies to memorizing the bus schedule, there’s a lot you can do to help your child prepare for a new grade level. Your preparation may also include easing the growing nerves that your student is feeling due to all the change a new year brings. Though going back to school is exciting, it can cause nervousness and anxiety, especially if your student is transitioning…

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Back To School

08/17/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

When back to school time arrives, things tend to get a little hectic. While getting into the new daily routine, it can be easy for parents and kids alike to put healthy habits on the back burner in  favor of more convenient options. Following these tips can help you and your family  keep things healthy during the back to school transition. Eat breakfast. The morning time crunch can make it easy to just rush everyone out the door, but take the time to make sure that both you and your children…

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Make Your Break Count: 5 Ways to De-stress During Lunch

08/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Even if you love what you do, some degree of workplace stress is inevitable. Whether you struggle occasionally with the acute stress of an impending deadline or you have to constantly deal with frustrating clients, job-related stress goes along with any and every job. When dealing with stress at work, a lunch break can sometimes seem like a mixed blessing. Lunch provides an opportunity to take a mental break between tasks, but it can be frustrating to break your work flow if you’re accomplishing…

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How lupus patients differ in joint replacement

08/16/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There's good news for lupus patients who suffer from painful inflammatory arthritis. You’re probably no more likely than anyone else to have osteoarthritis—the kind of bony overgrowth that destroys joints and leads to joint replacement. It’s true that there are complications and consequences from lupus that can lead to joint replacement, but that’s not the norm, according to David Batt, MD, a rheumatologist at Indiana University Health Physicians. “In my practice,…

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Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for Busy Parents

08/16/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

When summer ends and your kids head back to school, mornings can become even more rushed. With so little time, it’s easy to hand your children granola bars, breakfast pastries or packs of tiny muffins, but these quick breakfast treats might be packed with sugar and loaded with saturated fat. On the other hand, skipping breakfast altogether can make kids tired. While they’re in class, this can cause them to lose focus on the material at hand. To help your kids get through the day while…

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Is Napping Helpful or Harmful?

08/16/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

After a busy day at work or running weekend errands, a quick power nap may seem like just the thing you need to get through the day. By catching a few minutes of shuteye, you can relieve daytime sleepiness, reduce fatigue and face the day with greater energy. With so many benefits associated with napping, it may be hard to believe that there are also downsides to a midday rest. However, depending on your sleep patterns and routine, napping may be more harmful than helpful to your overall health.…

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