Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Sea salt has become increasingly popular and can be found in many recipes and now in more packaged items like crackers, potato chips, nuts and even chocolate. Some perceive it to be better option than table salt due to being less processed, but is it healthier for you?

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Know Your Numbers

A part of healthy living is knowing some of your basic health indicators. These vary by individual, so be sure to check with your physician to determine what your particular needs may be.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Safe?

Artificial sweeteners can be found just about anywhere in the grocery store, from chewing gum to baked goods to beverages, to sweeten without the extra calories. Their use has become more commonplace today, but some individuals have concerns about how safe these artificial products are to consume.

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Shopping for a Cause

The Beasman Boutique has the same stylish clothes and jewelry, the same unique gift items and the same friendly volunteers as its sister stores on the Carroll Hospital campus.

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Make Your Grains Whole

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of whole grains as part of a healthy diet, but do you know how to identify whole grains?

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Five Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

The term “superfoods” is being used more and more as a label for certain foods, but what exactly are they?

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Carroll Hospice Bereavement Luncheons

The men and women took turns introducing themselves around the L-shaped table as they waited for their lunch orders to arrive. Some had been coming to Carroll Hospice’s bereavement luncheons for years, while, for a few, this was the first time they’d attended.

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Medical Misconception: Wet Hair & Cold Weather Makes You Sick

Each month, we debunk a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: Going out with wet hair in cold weather will make you sick.

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Choose Your Smoothie Wisely

Many of us often lack the time to make three solid meals a day, so smoothies have become a popular way to get a nutritious meal or snack in little time. The catch is that some smoothies can be loaded with sugar and calories.

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Medical Misconception: Heart-healthy Diets

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: A low fat diet is a heart-healthy diet.

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