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Five Easy Tips to Keep from Gaining Holiday Pounds
Tis’ the season for turkey and pumpkin pie, but all that merry making can catch up to you and your waistline. An easy way to keep from over indulging this holiday season is to review the healthy eating habits you should be following all year round. Dr. Johnny Weeks, a Roper St. Francis Physician Partner, provides tips to keep from gaining holiday pounds.
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Q&A: Are You Getting Enough Fiber?
Most Americans don’t eat enough fiber. Food manufacturers, eager to cash in on fiber’s good reputation, are adding it to bread, crackers, cereal, and even yogurt. Some people are taking fiber supplements too. Read on for some helpful answers to questions about fiber.
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CDC Issues New Flu Vaccine Guidelines
Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their flu prevention and treatment guidelines for the upcoming flu season. An annual flu shot is now recommended for all people ages 6 months and older.
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Could Going Veggie Improve Your Health?
People with diabetes who eat a low-fat vegan diet—one that cuts out milk, meat, and other animal products—may weigh less and have better control of their blood sugar and cholesterol than those on a regular diabetes eating plan. Could elements of a vegan or vegetarian diet help the rest of us?
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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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Expectant Parents Tour - Mount Pleasant Hospital
This tour of the maternity suites answers questions about what to pack, admission procedures, your stay and more. Thursday, December 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 Highway 17 North. Cost is free for adults only. To register, please call 402-CARE (2273).
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