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Tag: Health & Daily Living

Sun protection

May 2016

Summer's Coming - Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap As we head outside for a summer of fun in Michigan, remember: SLIP on a shirt SLOP on sunscreen SLAP on a hat WRAP on sunglasses Skin cancer is on the rise in the US. Protect your skin from harmful UV radiation by taking MORE THAN ONE precaution....

Cancer screening - What and why

September 2015

Do you know about cancer screening? It's a healthy habit that saves lives. WHAT is a cancer screen? A screen is a test that finds cancer in people who have no symptoms. These tests can find the disease in its earliest, most treatable forms, or before it even begins. WHY have a cancer screen? Finding...

8 Tips - Eat your fruits & veggies

January 2015

Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Life Karen Koeppe, Packard Health Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator has some practical tips for eating healthy. There's always room for more veggies! When preparing a casserole, soup or chili, throw in a few extra frozen vegetables.  Add sauteed sliced portabella mushrooms, zucchini or green peppers to prepared...

Do the DASH diet - Fight high blood pressure

January 2015

Get the Low Down on High Blood Pressure    The DASH diet has just "dashed off" with highest honors as US News 2015 Top-Rated Diet.   DASH - "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" - is an all star. It gets high marks for nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and its role in supporting...

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