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Healthy Living

December 6, 2022

The holidays mean many things—gifts, spending time with loved ones, carols, and, of course, baked goods. In fact, one of American children’s most cherished traditions is leaving out baked goods for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in thanks for the gifts they’ll receive the next morning. But, just ...

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Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Capital Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.  “Capital Health Medical ...

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Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights. How ...

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Few industries in recent history have seen more rapid and significant growth than yoga and cannabis. While linked by their recent boom, the relationship between the two stretches back millennia. It’s only been 10 years since voters in the first legal weed states approved recreational use of the ...

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Do you find it difficult to complete or stay focused on tasks requiring extended periods of dedicated attention? If that were the case, you wouldn't be alone in this struggle. With the ubiquity of wireless devices and social media, more people find maintaining and controlling their concentration ...

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This year, why not try something different for your Thanksgiving feast? Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a healthier option, there are plenty of great options to liven up your Thanksgiving dinner menu. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Pumpkin Yellow Curry Curry ...

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Air fryers are small, electric, high-powered convection ovens that have become extremely popular in recent years. They can cook foods faster and with less oil than conventional ovens — and they can do so without heating your house. You may think air fryers can only cook unhealthy, processed ...

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Capital Health recently announced the launch of its new Advanced Simulation Training Center, a mobile simulation laboratory that provides state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary clinical training for physicians, nurses, emergency medical service providers, and other staff. The initiative was made ...

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Many of us have spent much more time at home since the pandemic's onset. Whether working remotely full-time or on a hybrid model, the added hours in your living room can make it challenging to stick to a schedule. Between work, school, parenting, chores, a social life, and volunteer obligations, ...

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We all have those friends we can call out of the blue and re-connect as if no time has passed. But what about the rest of your relationships? Are you feeling guilty for letting a valued bond lapse? It can feel overwhelming when we remember all of the people we owe a call to when there are so many ...

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As the weather cools, leaves turn, and we begin celebrating autumn, brightly-wrapped candy appears at every store. Kids and adults love the extra sweet treats available this time of year, but having healthier alternatives available is a great way to reduce sugar cravings. Take advantage of the ...

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The satisfaction of preparing a meal with your own two hands is like a secret ingredient that enhances the flavor of food. A home-cooked meal can give you a sense of satisfaction in providing nourishment for those you love. And for those enjoying the meal, it lets them know they're being thought ...

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The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent ...

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Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals. Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early ...

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If you often find your mind wandering, you’re not alone. Most of us spend time thinking about the past or future, making plans, or reliving milestone moments. It can be easy to get lost in these other times and suddenly realize that you aren’t fully aware of the present! However, living in the ...

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Life can be overwhelming. Between balancing work and family, friends and commitments, or even having a few projects, taking care of your nutritional health is not always easy. Either you must schedule a massive chunk of valuable time to cook, prepare, and serve a healthy meal or sacrifice ...

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Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home is the new norm. Long gone are the days of a brutal, early morning commute. Now, we can stay in our pj's and work from the couch. But, as Sherrilyn Kenyon says, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.   Why? Because sitting is dangerous ...

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Capital Health recently welcomed Dr. Dwayne Brown, a board certified and fellowship trained neurologist, to its Capital Institute for Neurosciences as director of its Comprehensive Headache Center. In his new role, Dr. Brown leads the Center’s multidisciplinary approach to patients and offers a ...

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Imagine this: music playing loudly, children laughing, all of your closest friends and family playing yard games. Then, the irresistible smell of perfectly seasoned meat wafts through the air as sizzling sounds come from the grill. After all, what is a classic American summer without a ...

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Think about your relationships—parents, children, coworkers, the barista down the street. As adults, we have many connections in the world, some chosen and others obligatory. Still, our friendships are often the best chance to connect with people who enrich our lives and help us feel grounded. Why, ...

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Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to ...

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Late summer is a magical time of year when life seems exponentially more exciting. Nothing elevates a summer outing like a light, refreshing dish, whether you’re partial to a good picnic, a delicious barbecue, or a trip to the beach, lake, or reservoir. After all, summer has a unique airy, ...

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Capital Health EMS recently took top honors at the 2022 Medical Special Operations Conference EMS Competition (MSOC), part of an annual event presented in May by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Capital Health’s EMS Simulation Competition Team of Elizabeth Blizzard, Ed Dight, and Andrew ...

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Take advantage of the extra daylight and warm summer weather to move your workouts away from home or the gym. Research shows that exercising outside has an even greater impact on your mental wellness than indoor activity alone, and many people find that outdoor exercise is more appealing and thus ...

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There are so many wonderful things to look forward to in the summertime—the opportunity to be outside constantly, learning about the world, warm weather, pool days, and barbecues. These things are core memories of what makes summer the season it is. With summer also comes delicious staples like ...

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Capital Health will launch another 4-week virtual childbirth preparation program on July 21. Taught by an experienced, certified childbirth educator using the remote Zoom format, this series consists of four weekly two-hour classes to prepare the expectant woman and her support person for the ...

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With our busy lives in full swing, it can be challenging to slow down and take inventory of our well-being and the reasons we have to be thankful. Fortunately, the act of practicing gratitude can actually improve your overall well-being. So, making time for this exercise is an easy way to ...

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When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own ...

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Pride Month may have ended, but not before staff at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell gathered at their respective campuses to raise Pride flags in a show of support for the LGBTQ+ communities. Held on June 28, the date was chosen as a way to ...

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So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get ...

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