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Latest Research Is Sweet News for Valentine’s Day
Love chocolate? There’s new research to sink your teeth into: Indulging regularly in a bit of chocolate may boost older women’s heart health and longevity as well.
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Chocolate Has Sweet Effects on the Heart
Maybe there's a reason chocolate often comes in a heart-shaped box. That creamy, dreamy indulgence could actually be good for your heart. Specifically, chocolate contains many healthy substances that may help ward off heart disease. Are you a chocolate lover? Read these tasty tips to gain the most enjoyment from what you crave.
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Two Common Nutrients May Defuse PMS Symptoms
Four servings of dairy a day can help you build strong bones. If you’re a woman, it also may help to prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Learn more about what makes calcium and vitamin D potential PMS fighters and the foods that have this nutrient combination.
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Five Pantry Powerhouses to Keep on Hand
If you’re trying to save on food costs, stock your kitchen with these nutritious, versatile ingredients. Read on to find out what they are and how to use them in quick, delicious meals.
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Research Uncovers Added Benefit of Bread
We cannot live on bread alone. But the many benefits of bread can sure keep us going. Besides being crammed with nutrients and fiber, bread may offer an added healthy punch: cancer protection. Get the story on which part of bread is best.
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Treatment Can Make Varicose Veins Vanish
Think varicose veins are something you have to live with? Here’s some good news: Many treatments are now available, including some that can be done in a doctor’s office or clinic.
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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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Amazing Health Expo
Do have questions about your health? Then this is your chance to hear and ask questions to a variety of medical experts all in one location. This year’s Expo will include topics on weight loss, sleep disorders, back pain, heart health and even a cooking demonstration! Thursday, March 3, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $10, includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Labyrinths in Healthcare Symposium
Walking the labyrinth can represent a sacred pilgrimage and be used as an opportunity to slowly and meditatively explore personal and spiritual matters. Learn more about labyrinths, enjoy a presentation by Robert Ferre, Founder and President of Labyrinth Enterprises LLC, and take a walk through the labyrinth. Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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