Diabetes – Are You At Risk?

diabetesType 2 Diabetes is the boogieman in the closet these days — one in every three Americans is now at risk for developing the disease, though only one in nine currently has the condition. For that one in nine, living with diabetes can become a string of bad days and doctor visits and may even lead to permanent disability if nerve damage or fatigue is severe.

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Local Holiday Events in Central Florida

Holiday CelebrationsEven though we may not get snow, Central Florida is still a Winter Wonderland this time of year!  Below we have compiled some of our favorite holiday light gazing events, festive outings, and rumors of Santa spotting’s for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season!

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You’ve Quit — What’s Next?

Quitting smokingCongratulations — you made the decision to improve your overall health and happiness when you chose to quit smoking.

Giving up cigarettes can be a goal that’s hard to follow through with in the beginning, but if you keep focused on the long-term gains and your reasons for quitting, it can help make the transition period much easier. Whether this is your first attempt to quit or your tenth, you’ll find it’s much easier if you think about the positive outcomes instead of your current struggle.

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Protect Your Personal Information During Online Purchase Transactions

part three of a four-part series

Concept of online shopping with keyboard and credit cardMany Internet users have turned to shopping and buying online, even though they have concerns about the security of their credit card information and the safety of their personal details. Online purchases are here to stay, and while security of your financial information continues to advance, there are still dangers of which to be aware.

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A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

decorative mini pumpkins on wooden backgroundIt’s never easy to be a vegetarian when your family is filled with dedicated carnivores, but being one at Thanksgiving practically makes you an outcast.

When turkey’s not on the table, is it even really Thanksgiving? Thankfully, a lot of families are beginning to embrace the idea of non-traditional Thanksgiving dinners that include their vegetarian members, as well. Whether you’re hosting as a vegetarian or just want to feed one, here are a few easy ways to have a holiday meal everybody can enjoy together.

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Making Sure to Care for the Caregiver

CaregiverBetween working a full-time job, taking your kids to their after-school activities and caring for your elderly mother, there’s just not any time left for you to relax. Being a caregiver can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but without stopping and taking some time for yourself, you’ll experience caregiver burnout in no time. The truth is, it’s hard to know exactly where to draw the line when you’re caregiving, or even how to get help when you just need five minutes to yourself.

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You & Your Medicine: Safe Travels

Family at the airportTraveling is a great adventure that opens up foreign cultures, beautiful scenery and amazing sights, but if you’re traveling with medication the adventure can start before you get into the car. Medication complicates travel, but if you plan ahead and pack properly, you’ll still have a great time.

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