It has been a long week of extreme heat for Northeastern Oklahoma. If you are running out of ideas to stay cool when the thermometer is reading 100 or greater, here are some fun ways to beat the heat.
It seems it doesn’t take long for the heat to take its toll. Once the thermometer tops 100 most of us experience a few changes in our general attitude, including heightened agitation. The inconvenience of the dog days of summer are setting in and you begin to hear people complain about it, if you aren’t already yourself. However, regardless of your age and overall health, extreme heat is something everyone should heed with caution.
Women's diets often fall short in vital minerals and vitamins for a variety of reasons.
Here are six nutrients that women are often deficient in, either because they lose too much of a nutrient, don't get enough of a nutrient, or both.
It is that time of year. Flip-flops, sunny days, and the sound of kids jumping off the diving board are just a few indications that summer is here. With summer comes fun with responsibility to ensure a safe time is had by all. Here are some important tips and information to make sure your family has a safe and memorable summer this year, whether you are heading to the pool, beach, or lake.
This Memorial Day Weekend we will honor those who have fought and sacrificed for our country. It is a weekend that is traditionally spent with family and friends and what Memorial Day Weekend would be complete without food and festivities? If you are looking for healthy, summer recipes, here are a few suggestions from The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest Medical Center.
Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health. What you do today can affect your health for years to come. For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health. According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade. What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable risk factors for cardiovascular diseas
When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.
Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:
· Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.
· Limit portion sizes.