Preventing Eye Infections

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The winter often brings along with it more chances for illness and infections. One, perhaps, less serious category is eye infections. But they happen to be very uncomfortable and irritating. So you definitely want to do all you can to avoid them or treat it properly if you get one. Eye Infection Symptoms If your…

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Self-Compassion And Physical Health

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Self-Compassion How nice are you to yourself? Strange question? If you think about it, you’d be surprised how much harder you may be on yourself than you are on other people. Imagine someone speaking to you the way you sometimes speak to yourself, criticizing you, telling you what a lousy job you did, doubting your…

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Olive Oil Health Benefits

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In honor of Hanukkah, we’ll discuss olive oil and a couple of its health benefits. Olive oil makes a great salad dressing. But, have you ever thought about olive oil health benefits outside its nutritional properties? “My mother takes care of my health. She makes sure that the food cooked is in olive oil.” –…

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Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle For Diabetes Management

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Type 2 diabetes isn’t fun. Thankfully, though, we at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center know that it’s manageable. And a recent study sheds light on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for diabetes management. This may not sound like a major discovery, but the new study shows just how important a healthy lifestyle can go.…

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What’s With Romaine Lettuce?

In case you’re wondering what’s with romaine lettuce. There’s good news: The CDC released an update regarding the status of the E. coli infected lettuce. It turns out that the problematic lettuce can be traced to Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. This means that romaine lettuce harvested in other regions are…

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The Connection Between Insurance Deductibles And Diabetes Care

Residents at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center know that good diabetes management requires staying on top of symptoms and developments without delay. But did you know that your insurance package may play a role in holding you back from doing just that? Diabetes Care and Insurance Deductibles In an Annals of Internal Medicine article from November…

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E. Coli Outbreak Warning – Avoid Romaine Lettuce Says CDC

Are you planning on having vegetable salad with romaine lettuce as a side dish for dinner tonight? Forget about it. E. Coli Warning Romaine lettuce is to be shunned, according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Apparently, the lettuce is responsible for a recent outbreak of E. coli, in…

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Adult Caregiving: A Labor Of Meaning And Happiness

“The more we genuinely care about others the greater our own happiness & inner peace.” – Allan Lokos Anyone familiar with Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center knows that caring for adults in need is a privilege. But apparently this knowledge spreads well past New Jersey. Adult Caregiving in the U.S. According to the Pew Research Center,…

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