State gains millions of additional dollars to help Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities remain independent, healthy, safe
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:47
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota has been given a green light to deliver better care and more choices for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The federal government has granted formal approval for the state to proceed with its Reform 2020 initiative – a nation-leading, innovative approach to delivering long term care services. This initiative, the result of bipartisan efforts, aims to help more seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes and remain active and independent rather than being forced into costly nursing facilities.
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:00
Rosa Becerra, RD, LD/N, CDE, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times
Traditional diabetic diet plans involving counting calories and grams of sugar can be restrictive. They often fail to address your personal preferences and medical condition.
Whether your goal is to normalize your lab work results, stop or reduce the amount of medications you take, lose weight, have more vitality, or maintain your overall health, you should follow a nutrition plan that addresses your individual needs.
RACHEL SCHUTZ: Strength training, lifting weights, and body image
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:11
According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training and lifting weights is an important part of exercising because it has been known to help gain lean muscle and achieve weight loss goals more efficiently.
Strength training can also help increase bone density and some studies have shown that strength training helps older adults focus more.
Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision
Monday, 18 November 2013 15:51
The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your family has diabetes, you should talk to them about diabetic eye disease, one of the complications of diabetes.
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:25
Al McFarlane with color commentary by Batala McFarlane
People tell me and my wife and business partner, Bobbie Ford, that they enjoy seeing us strolling hand-in-hand on our daily walks across the Mississippi River at the Stone Arch Bridge, or just about anywhere else. And we enjoy the feedback…the idea that people notice and nod or smile approvingly, applauding our 40+ year love affair.