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Prevention key to beating flu

The nation is in the midst of what is proving to be the worst flu epidemic in years with deaths hitting 4,000 per week in late January. The flu, more properly called influenza, is caused by a virus and impacts the respiratory system – the nose, throat and...

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Make Valentine’s Day loving and healthy

Traditionally Valentine’s Day means wine and chocolate, while both may be good for you in moderation, why not start a new tradition this year? For families with young children, hold a dance party right in your living room. Aren’t sure of the moves, try...

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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Makes: 12 bars Nutrition Facts: www.foodhero.org  Ingredients Crust and topping: 1⁄2 cup flour 1⁄4 cup brown sugar 1 cup quick oats 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine 2 Tablespoons applesauce 1...

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New guidelines highlight lifestyle changes

Diet, exercise key to managing high blood pressure More than one-third of Americans struggle with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and if left untreated can leave individuals at risk for heart disease and stroke. Newly suggested guidelines...

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Baking healthy food

Learning math and science King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Kids Learn Bake Share program sponsors hands-on learning opportunities for students. The company provides flour, yeast, and materials including recipe booklets, video tutorials and instruction for...

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Salmon Patties

Focus on Healthy Heart: According to Food Hero: Omega-3 Fatty acids found in salmon help reduce the risk of heart disease Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 patties Source: www.foodhero.org Ingredients 1 can (14 ounces) of salmon,...

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Winter walks to school

The annual Winter Walk Day is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 7. This nationally recognized day aims to encourage kids to get out and be active before and after school. Create a walking school bus in your neighborhood, slow down and enjoy the snow, and best...

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Is RiseVT Scaling-Up Statewide?

Photo Caption: RiseVT statewide team from left to right, Executive Director Marissa Parisi, Medical Director Elisabeth Fontaine, MD, CEO and Chair of RiseVT Board of Directors Jill Bowen, and Program Manager Emmy Wollenburg were at the state house Tuesday,...

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Make your play active

RiseVT launches campaign to promote leisure-time movement Twenty-severn percent of area residents do not engage in physical activity during their leisure time, according to a 2015 Behavior Risk Factor Survey, even though being active is as important for...

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Walking and biking promote independence

When we are young, walking and biking is the method of transportation that gets us places independently. Often, as we get older we get into a routine, get in our vehicles and want to get to where we are going with as little distraction as possible. For...

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