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30 Days of Thankfulness

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November turns our minds towards Thanksgiving and reminds us that there is always something for which to be thankful.

Today is Day 1 of our 30 Days of Thankfulness and on this first day of November, there is nothing we are thankful for more than YOU. We are thankful for every patient that walks through our door. Every. Single. One. We love getting to know you, watching your children grow, helping you and your family feel better. It’s why we are here, and why YOU are the thing we are most thankful for.

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World Stroke Day: October 29

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Would you know how to detect the signs of a stroke? Most people don’t, and yet strokes are the 5th highest cause of death in the United States. Your ability to spot a stroke and then take action means the difference between life and death. The American Heart/Stroke Association has created an easy to understand graphic and some catchy tunes to help you recognize and act should a stroke occur.

The good news is that 80% of all strokes are preventable by enacting easy changes to create a healthier lifestyle. So read, sing, learn and make a difference.
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SING TO END STROKE

 

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Pumpkin Your Way to Good Health

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We pick them.

We carve them.

We even put their spiced flavor in our lattes.

Yes, America loves its pumpkins. And that’s a Very Good Thing, because pumpkins, besides being fun to carve and delicious to eat, are packed with nutritional benefits.

Take weight loss, for example. Pumpkins are a fiber rich food, and fiber slows the digestion which means you feel full longer and are less likely to snack between meals.  There is actually more fiber in one cup of pumpkin than in two slices of whole wheat bread. (Note: Pumpkin-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, unfortunately, don’t count toward your weight loss goals. Not even a little bit. )

And fiber isn’t the only benefit.

Beta-Carotene gives pumpkins their beautiful orange color, and when digested, converts to Vitamin A, the essential vitamin for healthy eyes as it helps the retina absorb light. (Carrots also area rich in beta-carotene, and you’ve never seen a rabbit wearing glasses, so you know it works. Sorry. We had to throw that joke in there.)Vitamin A also helps the body fight infections and viruses, but it doesn’t do it alone. Pumpkin delivers almost 20% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, which is always a plus during cold season. Plus, Vitamins A and C act as antioxidants, which protect and shield your body against free radicals which could lead to diseases such as cancer.

So, whether you bake them into muffins, mix them into stew or simply cut and roast them all on their own, do your body good by giving it pumpkin.

(And if a stray Pumpkin-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup makes its way from your child’s trick or treat back into your belly, we won’t tell.)

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