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Recipe for Health: Spinach and Tomato Pizza Rounds

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Spinach is high in phytonutrients and antioxidants, which research indicates may act as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents in the body.

Fruit: The Best Ways to Add Fruit to Your Diet

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Summer is a great time for fruit – berries, stone fruits, and melons are at peak ripeness and flavor. It’s also the perfect time of year to focus on eating more fruit every day, and develop the habit of including fruit with every meal and as a focus of snacks. Why? Eating fruit provides many …Read More

Shape Up: Fletcher Allen Launches Facebook Summer Fitness Calendar

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Do you want to shape up this summer? Fletcher Allen Health Care wants to help you achieve your goals! We have launched a new Facebook Summer Fitness Calendar for you. During July and August, we will have a new calendar post every day featuring a tip about physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, and simple inspiration …Read More

Skin Safety: Risk Factors for Skin Cancer – and Safety Tips You Can Use Today!

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Summer is here – and Vermonters are finally able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. However, when we are out in the sun, we risk damage to our skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation if we do not take the proper safety precautions. Researchers have identified excessive UV light exposure as an important risk factor …Read More

Recipe for Health: Pinto Beans With Garlic

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Ingredients 1 pound dried pinto beans  1 1/2 cups chopped onion  1 green bell pepper, chopped  1 carrot, shredded  1 rib celery, chopped  1/2 teaspoon dried basil  4 cloves garlic, minced  1/4 teaspoon dried thyme  1/2 teaspoon celery seed  3/4 cup tomato paste  Dash of pepper  Instructions Wash beans well, pick over, and drain. Place …Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Fourth of July Barbecue Healthy & Delicious

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The Fourth of July is the reason to celebrate many things: our nation’s history, our democratic tradition, and our founding fathers. It’s also the time to celebrate family and friends. And, what better way to do that than by hosting a summer barbecue? Richard Jarmusz, Executive Chef at Fletcher Allen, recommends how you can make …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Recipe for BBQ Chicken

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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: This recipe has been in my repertoire for …Read More

Running: Smart Steps For Runners to Avoid the Injury Blues

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Running is an ever-popular exercise activity. A day does not go by that I don’t see a person running on the side of the road or sidewalk. It requires minimal equipment and doesn’t demand a lot of time out of your busy day. People of all ages participate for general fitness or to train for …Read More

Fit Kids: New Programs in Colchester Help Children Get Physical Activity…And Have Fun, Too!

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Jack’s face is flushed as he leaves the playing field, but he’s got a huge smile on his face. He high-fives a member of his team and revels in their narrow 2-1 victory over the other team. He’s just completed a game of soccer, but you won’t see this version in the upcoming World Cup. …Read More

SPAM on the Hook! How to Avoid Being Phished

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We’ve all been there. Going through our emails, minding our own business, when an interesting message catches our eye… “You’ve just won a FREE cruise!” “Your package has shipped, click HERE to track it!” “Your account has been frozen, please click HERE to login and verify your information.” And just like that, you’re reeled into …Read More

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