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Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

Recipe source: cookieandkate.com Yield:  2 cups Nutrition information (1/4 cup serving size):  82 calories, 22 grams carbohydrate   Ingredients 12 ounces (1 bag) fresh cranberries ½ cup honey or maple syrup ½ cup water Zest of 1 medium orange (about 1 teaspoon) Optional add-ins: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and/or ¼ cup fresh orange juice   Instructions First, rinse the cranberries well and…

Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing – it’s a perfect time to turn your oven on and bake some healthy and delicious pumpkin muffins. Recipe source: wellplated.com Yield: 12 muffins Nutrition information (per muffin): 147 calories, 27 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 3 grams fat   Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup…

Malnutrition Awareness Week is October 4 through October 8, 2021

What is malnutrition? Malnutrition is the failure to achieve nutrient requirements which can impair physical and/or mental health. It may result from consuming too little food or from a shortage or imbalance of key nutrients. We typically associate malnutrition with undernutrition. This occurs when an individual is not able to meet their calorie or protein…

Waldorf Salad Recipe

It’s apple picking season again, so we thought it was only fitting to share this healthy and delicious recipe from Barbara Canuel, our Registered Dietitian.   Waldorf Salad   2 large apples, chopped into small chunks   Add apples to large bowl with: ½ cup walnuts 1 celery rib, sliced 1/4 cup raisins   Sprinkle…

The Health Benefits of Apples

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What are the benefits of including apples in our diet?  One medium apple provides 95 calories, 25 grams of carbohydrate (with 19 grams of naturally occurring sugar), 3 grams of dietary fiber and 0 grams of fat. Apples are great sources of fiber, phytochemicals, and…

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Has your doctor been telling you that you have high cholesterol?  Are you not sure what that means?  Here is what you need to know.  First, cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance your body produces naturally in the liver and is found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important…

The Impact of Hospice Nurses

Anyone who has had a loved one taken care of by a Hospice Nurse knows they have witnessed a special kind of caregiver. They are the calm, reassuring presence that guides a patient through their critical last stage of life. They are the caregivers that help patient’s families come to terms with the end of life…

Spotlight on Public Health

The recent events brought on by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) have propelled the enterprise of Public Health to the forefront. Leeann Costa, Public Health Nurse at Community Nurse Home Care, shares more: What types of activities do you do as a Public Health Nurse? At Community Nurse Home Care, my role is to…

Home Care: How to Prepare for a Private Care Aide

If you or a loved one is suffering from an acute illness, sudden injury, or are recovering from surgery, you may benefit from the services of a private care aide. Studies show that most people recover faster and have fewer complications when they receive care in the home following a stay in the hospital. Chronic…

The Benefits of Hiring a Certified Home Care Aide

Most people prefer to heal from surgery or hospitalization at home instead of remaining at a hospital or rehabilitative center. Having help in the home has many benefits, whether the individual lives alone or not. Working with a home care agency can help to ensure that the patient receives the care and support that they…