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Hidden Scar Surgery Minimizes Visual Reminders of Cancer

When it comes down to it, a bug bite helped detect Gayla Fulcher’s breast cancer.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Acorn squash is an easy to prepare, low-calorie, nutrient packed addition to any meal. Acorn squash provides vitamin B6, complex carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium, folate, thiamine and dietary fiber. When shopping for the right acorn squash, pick one that is that is heavy for its size with smooth, dull skin and no soft spots. A good balance between green and orange coloring is ideal. Fun fact: squash is considered a fruit, not a vegetable.

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Total Health Expo: Saturday, October 28

We’re officially less than one month away from the 8th annual Total Health Expo!

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of health and wellness at our Total Health Expo taking place Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Carroll Hospital’s East Pavilion, located at 291 Stoner Avenue.

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Powerhouse Quinoa Bowl

Replace pasta or rice in your next dish for quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein, as it contains all nine essential amino acids the body needs. Each 1 cup serving provides 8 gm protein.

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Medical Misconception: Midwifery

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

Using a certified nurse midwife for obstetric care is becoming more and more commonplace today, but many myths surround the care they provide. Here are three common myths surrounding midwifery:

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Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin is a fall favorite! It’s loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A for eye health. Current research indicates that diets rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and protect against heart disease.

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Inside Carroll Hospital: Celebrating Our History

Every year, Associates at Carroll Hospital celebrate the hospital’s anniversary with SPIRIT Week.

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Quick Guacamole

1/5 of an avocado (1 oz. serving) has 50 calories, 4.5 gm fat and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Although avocados have more fat than any other fruit, they are heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats that may help reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk when consumed in moderation.

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On the Path to Good Health

It’s well established that eating well is important for your overall health. Here are a few ways to make healthy eating fun and interesting:

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Broiled Salmon with Gingery Cucumber Salad

Want to incorporate more fish in your diet? Try this recipe for a tasty yet healthful meal!

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