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Whooping cough - Everyone's responsibility

August 2014

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) continues to be diagnosed in Washtenaw County Read More » Be sure you and your family are up-to-date on pertussis vaccinations, including boosters. What is Whooping Cough (Pertussis)?  Pertussis is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a bacterium Initial symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, and mild cough, which may seem like a typical cold. Usually,

Island mango salad with chicken or shrimp

July 2014

Mangos taste so good, people forget that they are healthy! They are nutritionally rich with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities. Here's a perfect recipe for a warm summer evening. It's adapted from The New Soul Food Cookbook, For People With Diabetes. Thanks, Karen Koeppe, Packard Health's Registered Dietitian, for serving it up.

Mediterranean diet - Savor it!

May 2014

The Mediterranean Diet, the sensible, healthy-eating model that's been around for 20 years is the subject of two new studies.* And it's all good news... The "Med" Diet reduces risk of stroke and heart attack, and Type 2 diabetes. Celebrate the Med Diet! 1. For a healthy, tasty treat - It's Greek to Me Dip recipe 2.

It’s greek to me dip

May 2014

Good News, Good Eating  The Mediterranean Diet is all about savoring food, family and friends. Whip up this dip and wait for the compliments. Karen Koeppe, Packard Health’s Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, shares a Mediterranean Diet recipe, adapted from WebMD. The dip is easy to make and easy to love. It’s Greek to Me

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