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.
Facebook announced today members have the option to share their organ donor status on Facebook's Timeline. Hillcrest's Web Services team put together this video to show our Facebook fans how to do so if they would like to share that information.