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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:

Ingredients:
4 ears fresh corn
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Cook corn in pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

Whisk 5 tablespoons oil, cheese, garlic, lime juice, cumin and hot pepper sauce in medium bowl to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and sauté until heated through, turning frequently, about 2 minutes. Brush corn with some of Parmesan mixture. Turn corn and brush with more cheese mixture. Cook until coating begins to color, about 3 minutes. Transfer corn to platter. Mix cilantro into any remaining Parmesan mixture and brush over corn. Serves 4.

Available from: www.myrecipes.com

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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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Fall Harvest Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Broccolini may look like broccoli, but it is actually a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese broccoli. It is milder in taste than broccoli and can be eaten fresh, sautéed or steamed. 
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Medical Misconception: Sun & Tanning Myths

Each month, we set the facts straight regarding common health and wellness myths.

This month’s misconception: Sun & Tanning Myths

To take advantage of the summer sunshine, many of us spend time outside whether on vacation or in our backyards. While “fun in the sun” is part of the season, two of the biggest summertime medical misconceptions have to do with sun exposure – skipping sun protection on a cloudy day and not wearing sunscreen depending on how well you tan.

On a cloudy or overcast day, many are tempted to skip the sunscreen — after all, the sun isn’t shining, so it can’t do any damage, right?

That’s not the case. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the ones that can damage your skin; being overexposed to them can put you at a great risk of skin damage and cancer. Unfortunately, those rays are still present even when it’s a cloudy day, according to the American Cancer Society. Some clouds might block UV rays one day, but other clouds might reflect and increase the UV rays another. To make sure you are protected no matter what, it’s imperative that you protect your skin.

Some individuals’ don’t burn when exposed to the sun — do they have to wear sunscreen, too?

Yes. Anyone’s skin is vulnerable to UV ray damage, even if he or she doesn’t sunburn, according to the American Cancer Society. Bottom line: ultraviolet exposure can increase a person’s risk of skin cancer.

Protect Yourself

You can do a number of things to protect your skin from the sun:

  • First, don’t go out in the sun when its rays are strongest — between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends the shadow test as a quick way to determine the strength of the sun: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are the strongest.
  • Wear clothing to cover your skin from ultraviolet rays. Remember, though, if you’re able to see through the clothing UV rays can pass through it, too.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses that provide UV protection.
  • Wear sunscreen. Follow the label directions and reapply accordingly. About one ounce of sunscreen should be used to cover the arms, legs, neck and face of an adult. Learn about SPF in sunscreen

By taking some precautions, you can enjoy outdoor time in cloudy or sunny summer weather.

Do base tans prevent sunburn? Read more tanning myths.

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Portobello Cheeseburgers

Did you know — a portobello mushroom has more potassium than a banana! The longer portobello mushrooms are cooked, the meatier they become. Try these portobello cheeseburgers, a low-calorie, low-fat vegetarian swap for beef when making burgers.

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The Family Birthplace Expansion

When Deanna Dobry went to Carroll Hospital for a routine test one Friday afternoon, she had no idea she wouldn’t be going home that day.

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is a great crunchy side dish or potluck dish for summer. Many broccoli salad recipes are typically made with high-fat mayonnaise. Substituting low-fat mayonnaise and non-fat Greek yogurt in this recipe saves calories and fat.

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Supporting the Family in the Last Days of Life

The simple gestures are the ones that Chris Krebs still remembers. The back rubs and gentle words from Carroll Hospice’s staff as they positioned her mother each hour. The Big Band CDs at Dove House that she was able to play for her father. The respite care that allowed her to recharge and sleep in her own bed.

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