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Reaching for a diet pop to quench your thirst? Your heart might be a reason to rethink that choice

Could regular consumption of diet soda lead to heart problems for postmenopausal women? According to a recent study by Ankur Vyas, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the answer may be yes. The findings from…

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Good Health eNews: Spring-clean your diet edition

Spring-cleaning may usually mean mopping the floors or polishing the baseboards, but it can also mean giving your diet a complete overhaul. With a widening range of in-season produce and countless new recipes to try, it’s the perfect time of…

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Hold onto your saltshakers: How to cut back on sodium

Sodium: It’s a necessary nutrient to maintain a healthy body, but excessive amounts can do some serious harm. According to the American Heart Association, a high-sodium diet increases blood pressure and your risk of heart attacks. Experts recommend limiting your…

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Healthy alternatives to red meat

We all know the famous question that’s asked before consuming red meat: Medium rare, medium, or well done? But instead, maybe the question should be: “To have, or to not have?” Although delicious, enjoying a filet, burger or roast beef…

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10K Steps Challenge participant walks over 150 miles since January

Participating in the 10K Steps Challenge leading up to the Fifth Third Bank River run is a structured way for beginners and experienced participants alike to stick to a training schedule and stay motivated. Once participants sign up for the…

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Blue Care Network now offering free, 24-hour Nurse Advice Line to members

It was summer and he was washing my car in the driveway. A relatively healthy guy, my husband has no chronic health problems, exercises regularly, watches what he eats and has an enviable BMI. So when he came into the…

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Good Health eNews: February Edition

The middle of winter can be dreary, making it way too easy to fall into a rut. The freezing weather, piles of snow and unexpected sleet are enough to make anyone want to hibernate and indulge in less than healthy…

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Blue Care Network supports Fifth Third River Bank Run and 10,000 Steps Challenge

Hard to believe how fast the Fifth Third River Bank Run is approaching us, but the kick off is merely days away. Though the race itself takes place in May, there are a number of opportunities, beginning the this week,…

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Best blogs of 2013: Meal planning saves money and time

When this blog posted on January 21st, it quickly became popular thanks to its tips on how to make cooking healthy meals for your family as easy as possible. After getting up before the sun comes up, getting my son…

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