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Patient Story: Tomato Juices Dribbling Down Your Chin

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When I was a youth, our family was blessed with an abundance of fresh, garden grown, vegetables. Our mother had the proverbial “green thumb” which she and her six other sisters doubtlessly acquired as children working alongside their half native American mother, Effie, in an epic, four acre garden that virtually sustained their family. Mom’s …Read More

Recipe for Health: Homemade Crockpot Baked Beans

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Ingredients 3 cups dried white Navy beans 1 ½ cups ketchup 1 ½ cups water ¼ cup molasses 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon dry mustard, or 3 tablespoons regular mustard 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup brown sugar Instructions Follow directions on package of beans (or see back of this recipe card) to cook until …Read More

Even Healthy People Can Get the Flu — Get Your Flu Vaccine Today!

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I work as a health educator in the Community Health Improvement Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Educating people to make healthy choices and to take measures to prevent illness is what we do; however, it took me a few years to realize that by not getting the flu vaccine, I was putting not only myself at risk of …Read More

Recipe for Health: Farro Grain Salad

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Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds) 5 to 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup semi-pearled farro 1/3 cup toasted pepitas, also known as roasted pumpkin seeds (you may use salted ones) 3 ounces feta or another salty cheese, crumbled or coarsely grated (about 3/4 …Read More

No Sugar Added: How to Reduce Health Risks and Keep Life Sweet

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Join Dr. Johnson for Community Medical School – free and open to the public. She will present a lecture titled “No Sugar Added: How to Reduce Health Risks and Keep Life Sweet,” followed by a Q&A, on October 7, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Apple & Celery Salad With Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: The combination of apples should change with the …Read More

In Your Eyes: How to Alleviate Eye Strain & Dry Eyes Caused by Computer Use

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Do you feel like your eyes are slowing you down? Do you spend your days in front of the computer, only to find that your tired eyes say the day is over when there are still hours left to work? You are not alone! Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye problems. …Read More

Recipe for Health: Maple Roasted Parsnips

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Although they may look similar, parsnips aren’t just a pale version of the common orange carrot.  They are in related vegetable families, but parsnips and carrots can’t cross-pollinate each other.  Parsnips have a nutty, spicy flavor that carrots lack, and can be described as having a ‘bite.’  They take longer to mature than carrots, and …Read More

12 Resources to Make Eating Fruits & Veggies Easier

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Eat your fruits and vegetables. You’ve likely heard this statement since childhood. Research shows why it is good advice: Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. …Read More

Announcing the #MyHealthyHarvest Social Media Giveaway!

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“Eat well,” everyone says. But what does that mean? It’s a question that can’t be answered quickly. Fletcher Allen has created the Healthy Harvest Giveaway, a four-week promotion where you’ll not only learn more about good nutritional habits, you’ll have the chance to win the very stuff you need to eat healthy—and to eat well! …Read More

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