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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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Medical Misconception:

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

This month’s misconception: Warm or hot water is the best to use when washing hands

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Strawberry Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can easily be added to salads, cereal, rice dishes or yogurt. Chia seeds are an excellent fiber source, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of protein.

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Inside Carroll Hospital: Breathing Space

In order to help our employees decompress during their shifts, Carroll Hospital recently opened an Associate support room called “Breathing Space.”

The room, open to all staff 24 hours a day, includes three massage chairs, a sofa, aromatherapy lamp, soft lighting and relaxing sounds. It is designed to promote wellness in the workplace.

“Breathing Space is a place for recovery. If Associates are having a bad day, they can go there to relax and collect themselves for a few moments,” said Stephanie Reid, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.

Associates attending an open house for the space liked the idea of the room. “This is perfect,” said medical transcriptionist Rebecca Price. “I can just imagine coming here for a few minutes to regroup and reset myself. The mood is very calming.”

 

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Cool Cauliflower Salad

Cool cauliflower salad is a healthy, lower calorie alternative to calorie-dense pasta or potato salad.

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My Time as a Junior Volunteer

During my sophomore year at Winters Mill High School, I’d heard about the opportunity to become a junior volunteer at Carroll Hospital. At first glance, I assumed that volunteer work would focus around nursing and other work typically done in the health care field. This assumption was very far off.

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Tomatoes are nutrient packed produce that offer great health benefits. Tomatoes are a source of lycopene an antioxidant that gives them their color. Several studies have reported that intake of tomato products may reduce the risk of some cancers. Consuming tomatoes with a fat source such as olive oils increases the amount of lycopene absorbed.

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Fight the Flu this Fall

Carroll Hospital saw hundreds of cases of the flu last year, with the first confirmed case in September and the last in June.

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to receive a flu vaccine. But did you know that you should wait until after October 1 to get your vaccination?

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Melon Stripe Popsicles

Cool down this summer with a homemade, low-calorie, fruit-filled popsicle that the whole family will enjoy!

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Back-to-School Lunches

The return of the school year is right around the corner and with it comes the age-old question – what to make for lunch?

Here are some ways to make lunchtime a success:

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