February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. One out of every four people dies of heart disease each year in the United States, and about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.

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Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

When you are craving a hearty, savory breakfast to feed the masses—but want something easy to prepare—this make-ahead breakfast casserole is worth a try. It can be prepared the night before and popped in the oven in the morning.  And it’s a good source of protein, Vitamin A and calcium.

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Medical Misconception: Stomach Ulcers

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

This month’s misconception: Stomach ulcers are caused by stress and spicy food.

There it is again – that burning feeling in your stomach. Sometimes it comes when you haven’t eaten, or it keeps you up late at night. It can last for a few minutes or a few hours, sometimes for days, sometimes for months.

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Overnight Oats

Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.

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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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