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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Medical Misconception: Handwashing

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.”
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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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