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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

January is a time when we reevaluate our lives and make resolutions for the coming year — a fresh start. So why not take a look at making a fresh start to each day?

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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

If you are looking for a good breakfast sandwich to eat at home, but find the frozen varieties in your grocery store to be unhealthy, it’s easy to make your own. This recipe is quick, easy and fun to make. Get your kids involved in the assembly!  You can add veggies to the eggs for a western or Tex-Mex version.

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Pneumonia 101

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It is the most common complication of the flu in adults and can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages.

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Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes

When looking for a sweet grab-and-go breakfast, skip the donut and try these blueberry breakfast cakes. They are higher in protein and fiber and lower in fat. They are easy to make any time of year using frozen blueberries.

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Inside Carroll Hospital: Spiritual Care Services

When patients receive a difficult diagnosis, they often ask “Why?” It’s during these times that our spiritual care services play a critical role in providing quality care at the hospital.

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Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Try a new twist on breakfast. Rather than getting fast food on your way to work or school, consider these make-ahead breakfast burritos. They store well in the freezer for up to 3 months and are more nutritious than takeout. Reduce the fat content by using low fat cheese.

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Inside Carroll Hospital: New Pre-Operative Patient Education Program

Carroll Hospital has launched a new Pre-Operative Patient Education program to educate patients on how best to prepare for an upcoming surgery.

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Turkey Chili

Here’s a healthy chicken chili with all the robust flavor of a traditional beef chili without all the saturated fat! In addition to the fiber from zucchini and beans, there is an added dose of iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, niacin, copper, phosphorous, manganese, dietary protein and fiber from the addition of bulgur wheat. It’s a great one pot, hearty dish for a cold December day!
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Medical Misconception: Poisonous Poinsettias

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

This month’s misconception: Poinsettias are poisonous.

Holiday decorations play a big part in what makes this time of year so special, and poinsettias are often one of the staples of the season. For years, we’ve been told that poinsettias are poisonous to people and pets … but is that really the case?

In a word: No.

In an interview with the United States Department of Agriculture, Kansas State University Extension Horticulture Expert Ward Upham explained that the plant is not poisonous to children or pets. He said research has shown that a 50-pound child would have to eat 500 to 600 leaves to feel any discomfort.

In 1975, the Consumer Product Safety Commission denied the request to put warning labels on poinsettias and mistletoe sprigs identifying them as poisonous. According to the commission’s website, “The Commission’s review of the technical literature dealing with the toxicity of these plants did not disclose a degree of risk that would warrant its taking regulatory action.”

However, the commission explained that the denial of the petition should not be “…construed as endorsement of the complete safety of these plants,” and recommended keeping them away from small children.

So decorate with poinsettias to your heart’s content this season!

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Crispy Chicken Tenders

Sometimes that craving for chicken tenders just needs to be satisfied. But storebought frozen chicken tenders contain about 14 grams (54% of calories) of fat. Chicken strips from a fast food restaurant can be as much as 470 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving, while this recipe cuts the fat to 5 grams per serving … and they are super crispy and super easy to make!

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