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Keeping the Supreme Court Busy

The US Supreme Court heard a case last Wednesday over whether the Environmental Protection Agency erred when it adopted the first ever regulations requiring power plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants. This is one more in the string of cases the Supreme Court has heard challenging the legality of the […]

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but it also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Nine out of 10 colon cancers could be prevented or successfully treated with regular colon cancer screenings.

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Will We Ever Get A Budget?

President Obama released his budget for next year about a month ago. There was increased spending and taxes, no mention of cutting the deficit and a move to end the sequester legislation passed in 2011. Congress passed and the President signed the Budget Control Bill in 2011, designed to shave about $2 trillion from the […]

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Smoothie Revolution

Smoothies are as popular as ever! Convenient and portable, healthy smoothies are perfect for breakfast on-the-run, an afternoon snack or dessert. Build a better smoothie by adding in antioxidant and fiber rich fruit, vitamin rich vegetables, minerals from nuts and seeds, and protein rich diary or dairy alternative. A dash or two of your favorite […]

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Eat Green! Three Healthy Eating Plans to Manage Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association does not endorse or recommend one particular diet, instead they recommend a healthy eating plan combined with physical activity to manage diabetes. So, what is a healthy eating plan?

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The Real Impact of Obamacare

The Supreme Court last week heard another important case concerning Obamacare. Four plaintiffs have sued regarding the legitimacy of subsidies being provided to individuals in states that have not established their own health care exchanges. The case revolves around 4 words “established by the states”. While the judges debate the intentions of Congress the literal […]

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Take A Fresh Look At Frozen

Want to make healthier meals in minutes? Just reach for the many options in the Meijer frozen aisles. Hundreds of food options, ranging from nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to decadent ice creams and novelties can be found in the frozen aisles.

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We Are What We Eat

Last fall the Agriculture Department released the results of its Annual Household Food Security in the US survey for 2013. According to the survey, 14.3% of US households, some 49 million Americans were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2013. Is food insecure the same as going hungry? Not necessarily.

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Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans for National Nutrition Month and beyond. Start by consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health. A healthy […]

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Real Changes for Food Stamps?

The topic of the food stamp program is always a hot button issue. Republicans are likely to once again try to reform the program. Democrats will charge that they are hurting those that can ill afford to have cuts. But is it time to make changes now that we have come out of the recession […]

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