Category Archives: Health

The Wellness Center @ Shawnee

Check out the article on the Courier Journal about The Wellness Center @ Shawnee!!! "The nurse practitioners staffing the school-based health clinic are expected to not only treat ailments but also provide follow-up and preventive services. 'Because those services are available on site, the time away from school is greatly reduced.' --->   http://www.courier-journal.com/…/jcps-first-schoo…/81821056/...
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you're 50 years old or older, talk to your doctor at Shawnee Christian Healthcare about getting screened! Call us at 502-778-0001 to set up an appointment. For more information, visit the link below.
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/ColorectalAwareness/index.htm
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Three Easy Healthy Pantry Substitutions

Replace white bread with whole wheat bread—good whole wheat bread Whole wheat bread is generally less processed, has more fiber, will keep you fuller longer, and won’t spike your blood sugar like white bread.  As far as your body is concerned, white bread is just sugar, and eating straight sugar doesn’t fall under “eat healthier.” Ideally, buy freshly baked bread from a deli, bakery, or farmers’ market; although highly-processed, pre-sliced whole wheat bread is a bit better than its white alternative, it’s still highly-processed and pre-sliced. Insider tip: Look at the ingredient list. If it lists “wheat flour,” it means white wheat flour. If it lists ingredients you don’t recognize, they’re probably preservatives or other sketchy things...
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Sugar Blues

  Sugar_2xmacro The United States is the largest consumer of sweeteners and one of the largest global sugar importers. We started in 1689 when the first sugar refinery was built in New York City. Colonists soon began to sweeten their breakfast porridge with refined sugar, and within 10 years individual consumption had reached 4 pounds a year. The average American now consumes more than 100 pounds of sugar and sweeteners per year. In contrast, Americans consume an average of about 8 pounds of broccoli. The USDA recommends we get no more than 10 teaspoons per day, yet most Americans eat...
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