Author: Washington Adventist Hospital

Recipe: Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Feeling tempted by all the sweet treats at work and school for the holidays? Skip the break-room cookies and try these tasty Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas for a healthy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. “Chickpeas are high in fiber, potassium vitamin C and vitamin B-6, all of which support heart health. They are also a great source of protein, which will help keep you feeling full and satisfied long after your snack,” said Meaghan Butler, RD, an outpatient registered dietitian. Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients 1 can (16 ounces) low-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon...

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What New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for You

You may have heard news in the last couple of weeks about the American Heart Association releasing new guidelines about doctors categorize blood pressure levels. So what does this mean for you? Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, tells us what it all means. What’s different about the new guidelines? Nurse Rose: According to the new guidelines, nearly half of all Americans – 46 percent – are now considered to have high blood pressure. The big change: Previously 140/90 was considered the lower limit for high blood pressure that requires treatment Now, 130/80, which was previously considered “healthy,” is categorized as Stage...

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Treating the Common Cold

Treating the Common Cold by Nurse Rose Melendez | WGTS 91.9 FM During the fall and winter, there tends to be a spike in the number of people who come down with cold and flu. Longtime nurse and mom of three, Rose Melendez, RN, offers her tips to help you get through a cold.  How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu? Nurse Rose: Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between the common cold and the flu. Typically, the common cold, or an upper respiratory infection, is less severe and resolves in...

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Leftover Turkey Rice Salad

Getting sick of eating leftover turkey? Try this heart-healthy salad for a tasty way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers and lighten up your diet after the high-calorie treats we often enjoy over the holidays. This recipe uses healthy whole grains that help you feel full and natural flavors like lime juice and ginger, instead of salt which can harm your heart if you eat too much. Leftover Turkey Rice Salad Ingredients 2 tablespoons rice venegar 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon ground ginger 3 1/2 cups cooked wild or brown rice 1 1/2 cups...

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Diabetes and Foot Health

Did you know that 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes? Of those, 15 percent will develop a foot wound or ulcer. Diabetes Awareness Month is the perfect time to remind people with diabetes that checking your feet is just as important as checking your blood sugar. Why Feet? People with diabetes are prone to foot injuries for two reasons. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that makes it harder to feel pain in the feet People living with diabetes have a poor defense against infection and damage to blood circulation, which can cause problems with the feet A...

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