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Just One Thing. The Holiday Poopies.

Just One Thing. The Holiday Poopies.

It’s Not What You Think. This is not about tummy problems after too many holiday treats or someone’s dinner that was not cooked properly. It’s the way I describe how I often feel around the holidays. Poopie — as in not full of joy and happiness. Some people call it…


Depression: It’s Not Just Mental

Depression: It’s Not Just Mental

We all know that depression effects your mind, but did you know that it also can take a toll on your body? North Florida Regional Medical Center’s Medical Health Behavioral Director, Dr. Adil Mohammed says that depression can cause higher fatality rates in people with heart disease and could cause…


“Tis the Season:” Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

“Tis the Season:” Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

“I just don’t understand Christmas. Instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down.” ~Charlie Brown Sound familiar? The holidays are supposed to be a cheerful time but it’s not uncommon to feel a little like Charlie. Here are some tips in case you’re feeling the holiday blues. Accept…


Just One Thing: Holiday Depression

Just One Thing: Holiday Depression

Our Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is Emotional Health and Balance. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Here we are again. Seemingly out of nowhere, at least for me, the holidays are upon us. For many, decorations, lights, food, family, presents and parties should bring…


“Tis the Season:” Causes of Holiday Stress

“Tis the Season:” Causes of Holiday Stress

Causes of Holiday Stress While the holidays are supposed to be a time of comfort and joy, 90 percent of Americans report stressing over at least one aspect of the merry season according to a 2014 poll from Consumer Reports. Women in particular are vulnerable to increased stress and possible…


Emotional Health & Balance

Emotional Health & Balance

Can You Believe It? It’s December! Where in the world did our year go? While it may seem as though summer was only a few weeks ago, the face of the matter is that it’s time for the holidays again. While that brings great fun and joy to many, this…


Diabetes Friendly Holiday Recipes

Diabetes Friendly Holiday Recipes

Diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With eating playing a part in many holiday gatherings, trying to eat the right thing may be stressful for you. Don’t worry, you can manage your diabetes over the holidays with a little preparation. We’re here to share some easy…


Just One Thing: Holiday Cooking with Diabetes

Think of Diabetes as Mr. Grinch In the famous tale of Mr. Grinch, we all know the extremely grouchy one was not able to spoil the holidays for all those in Whoville. Even though he certainly tried. When it comes to planning your holiday meals, think of your diabetes as…


Diabetes Epidemic: Stress and the Busy Woman

Diabetes Epidemic: Stress and the Busy Woman

Stress The word alone can produce tension. But during this busy time of year, take a moment to focus on your health. Stress comes in so many forms, whether physical (for example, illness or pain) or emotional (for example, losing a job or buying a home). It may be a…


Just One Thing: You Can Fight Lung Cancer

Just One Thing: You Can Fight Lung Cancer

While the Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is on the Diabetes Epidemic, I’d like to switch gears and shine some light on lung cancer. November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in…


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