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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Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

Red bell peppers boost your immune system due to high vitamin A and C content and have antioxidant properties, including beta carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and vision.

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A Healthy Community Vision

The concepts of a healthy community have been immortalized in an oil painting commissioned by The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Enjoy these easy-to-prepare baked zucchini Parmesan crisps, which can make for a great healthy appetizer or snack. Consider adding additional herbs and spices for an additional flavor boost.

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Medical Misconception: Poison Ivy

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

This month’s misconception: How poison ivy is spread

For many of us, summer finds us enjoying the outdoors more. Maybe you went hiking in the woods or did some yard work, and a few hours or days later, you have an itchy rash and blisters. It looks like you’ve had a brush with poison ivy.

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Hummus

Hummus is a great choice for a healthy dip or condiment for sandwiches. Garbanzo beans, or chick peas, are great for an easy snack or a great salad topper. Garbanzo beans are rich sources of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full.

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Caring for an Aging Parent

Many challenges arise when it comes to caring for an aging parent, but thankfully you are not alone. Your parent’s primary care provider is your main ally—the coach shouting from the sidelines, ensuring everyone on your team is doing what they are supposed to do.

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Black Bean Cakes

Beans are great protein substitute and loaded with fiber and nutrients. If using canned beans with added salt, be sure to rinse and drain beans to help remove excess sodium.

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