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MARCH 2010
Combined Workout Helps Keep Blood Sugar in Check
Exercise has been shown to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar and reduce their risk for heart disease. New research shows that how you exercise actually may boost these benefits.
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Prediabetes: Take Action Early to Protect Long-Term Health
Don't mistake the "pre" in prediabetes as a sign that this condition is less serious than the real thing. Women with prediabetes have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and its complications, including heart disease. Fortunately, women can protect against prediabetes by starting these healthy lifestyle strategies.
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New Diabetes Guidelines Offer More Specific Advice
For years, experts have reported that diabetes can be prevented or controlled through diet and lifestyle choices. Now, for the first time, they provide specific guidance to different groups based on their unique needs.
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Those with Type 2 Diabetes Can Walk Their Way to Heart Health
If you have type 2 diabetes, there's a simple step you can take to lower your heart risks--walk. Just two hours a week of hoofing it can cut your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease by 34%. Whether or not you have diabetes, though, walking can be a step in the right direction for your heart. Here's how you can get a leg up on a walking program that's right for you.
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Waist Size Linked to Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
Would you like to know your risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Get out the tape measure. The size of your waist was found to be a very good predictor of insulin resistance, which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Spirit of Caring Golf Tournament
In an effort to raise money to help address the national nursing shortage and minimize its impact in our local community, Roper St. Francis Healthcare will hold its 2010 Spirit of Caring Golf Tournament at the prestigious Ralston Creek Course on Daniel Island on Tuesday, May 11. To learn more about the tournament and registration, please
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Charleston Dragon Boat Festival
The 3rd Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival on May 8, 2010 is a fun-filled day for corporate and community teams to picnic and paddle together on the Ashley River in 41 foot dragon boats. The mission of the Dragon Boat Festival is to promote physical and mental wellness among cancer survivors and their community through dragon boating. To learn more, please
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