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A Healthy Community Vision

The concepts of a healthy community have been immortalized in an oil painting commissioned by The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Enjoy these easy-to-prepare baked zucchini Parmesan crisps, which can make for a great healthy appetizer or snack. Consider adding additional herbs and spices for an additional flavor boost.

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Medical Misconception: Poison Ivy

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

This month’s misconception: How poison ivy is spread

For many of us, summer finds us enjoying the outdoors more. Maybe you went hiking in the woods or did some yard work, and a few hours or days later, you have an itchy rash and blisters. It looks like you’ve had a brush with poison ivy.

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Hummus

Hummus is a great choice for a healthy dip or condiment for sandwiches. Garbanzo beans, or chick peas, are great for an easy snack or a great salad topper. Garbanzo beans are rich sources of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full.

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Caring for an Aging Parent

Many challenges arise when it comes to caring for an aging parent, but thankfully you are not alone. Your parent’s primary care provider is your main ally—the coach shouting from the sidelines, ensuring everyone on your team is doing what they are supposed to do.

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Black Bean Cakes

Beans are great protein substitute and loaded with fiber and nutrients. If using canned beans with added salt, be sure to rinse and drain beans to help remove excess sodium.

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Safe Summer Cooking

During the warm summer months, cooking on the grill is a great way to make a summer meal. However, hot and humid conditions are the perfect environments for the rapid bacterial growth that can cause foodborne illness.

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Skillet Corn on the Cob with Parmesan and Cilantro

One ear of corn provides 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber and counts as a 1/2-cup serving of vegetables. Parmesan and cilantro put a twist on this summer staple:

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The Role of Hospitalists and Intensivists

With the need for more specialized and coordinated care for hospitalized patients today, hospitalists and intensivists are changing the way patients are cared for in the hospital setting. Mark Olszyk, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, explains how these providers coordinate your care at the hospital.

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Spinach-Almond Pesto

This nutrient-rich pesto can be used in a variety of ways. Use as dip with vegetables or pita, top over whole wheat crusty bread for an appetizer, add to sandwiches or wraps, mix with pasta or top over grilled chicken or fish.

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