Health News
Summer Safety for Your Eyes
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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Summer is in full swing, and by now you’ve probably put in a lot of hours outdoors. After being cooped up for what seemed an unending winter, I know I had a bit of cabin fever and couldn’t wait to spend some time in nature. In a recent column, we addressed the importance of skin protection to prevent cancer and limit age-related skin diseases. But I don’t want you to forget about another very important organ that needs protection from UV rays: your eyes.

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Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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When sunlight strikes our skin our bodies make vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin.  In warmer climates, 15 minutes of sunlight each day may be sufficient to get enough vitamin D.  If you live in New Jersey, however, it may not be that simple. Many Americans living in northern parts of the country are deficient in this vital nutrient after a winter spent indoors.

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No Guilt Summer Eating
Monday, April 16, 2012
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Boardwalks, amusement parks, and summer carnivals serve some of the most fattening foods imaginable. With cheesesteaks, funnel cake, custard, and pizza at every turn, it’s hard to resist the temptation to indulge. While a few bites of even the most unhealthy food can fit into a healthy diet, there are some options that are worse than others. Here’s how some favorite food choices stack up:
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Are You at Risk for Diabetes?
Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Did you know that there is such a thing as prediabetes? Many Americans have no idea that this condition exists, but one in three Americans have it. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Early intervention is the key. Increased physical activity and weight loss can help delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Eating healthier foods can bring your blood sugar levels back to normal and reduce the development of type 2 diabetes.

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Budget-Friendly Superfoods
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Pricey health food stores and upscale food markets are a luxury, not a necessity, for healthy eating. Many of the most nutritious foods on the planet are in your regular grocery store. Try adding the following foods to your grocery cart for maximum nutrition without spending big bucks:
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