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Inside This Issue
MAY 2011
Colorful Produce Offers Some Sun Protection
Sunscreen does a lot to protect women's skin from the sun's harmful rays. But carotenoids, an ingredient found in red, yellow, and orange produce, may fight against wrinkles and other damaging effects, too. Combine a diet rich in colorful fruits and veggies with these safe sun tactics for optimal sun protection.
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Guidelines Help Curb the Sugar Craze
Nutrition guidelines routinely suggest drinking and eating added sugars only in moderation. But in the face of such general guidelines, Americans seem to be overdoing it. These guidelines give more detailed advice on how much added sugar is too much—and ways to keep your intake in check.
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Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain
For middle-aged adults, sleeping less than six or more than eight hours a night is associated with a decline in brain function, British researchers contend.
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Top 10 Reasons to Get Moving
You hear it from your doctor, your dietitian, the voice in the back of your head—exercise is good for you. But do you really know the details on the health benefits of physical activity?
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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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Happenings
Back pain keeping you from what you love?
Join us for a special program to learn more about what causes back pain and the treatments to alleviate it. Don’t wait, you may be just one call away from getting back to the activities and lifestyle you are missing. Wednesday, May 18, 2 - 4 p.m. St. Francis Hospital, Mall Classroom 4. For more information or to register, call 402-CARE or click
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A special Mount Pleasant weight loss surgery information session
The Roper St. Francis Bariatric and Metabolic program can help you transform your health with comprehensive care and a lot of support. A special weight loss surgery information session will be held at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital on Tuesday, May 24, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., ICU Conference Room, Second Floor. Call 402-CARE to register.
www.rsfh.com/bariatrics
 

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