Understanding Medicare and Potential Cuts: Part 2

On 02/09/2011, in My Health, by HCC

In this second part of our blog series on Medicare we will look at the costs of Medicare and what potential Medicare cuts would mean to the people on Medicare. Part 2: What do changes to Medicare mean? With an understanding of what Medicare is, the question is why is there a call for changes [...]

Understanding Medicare

On 01/26/2011, in My Health, by HCC

This is the first of a 2 part blog post on Medicare and what potential Medicare cuts would mean to the people on Medicare as well as what impact cuts would have on the federal budget. Part 1: What is Medicare? Understanding medicare is a monumental task.  Talks of increased cuts are constant but what [...]

Feel the Burn: Spicy Food Benefits

On 01/20/2011, in My Health, by HCC

Spicy foods are not everyone’s cup of tea.  The burn that chileheads seek, can often be what many people are running away from.  The growing interest in international foods from Thai to Mexican to Indian and African, has made spicy foods more prominent in restaurants and home cooked meals.  You may think the burn your [...]

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Prescription Personal Trainers

On 01/12/2011, in My Health, by HCC

Gym and fitness center memberships are more and more commonly being covered by employee benefits.  Lots of employees sponsor health fairs and weekly fitness classes at their offices.  Lunch and learns, which teach employees about different healthy living topics, are monthly occurrences at many offices.  All of these health and fitness benefits provided by employers [...]

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Energy Drink Effects

On 01/05/2011, in My Health, by HCC

Waking up in the morning, the first thing many people think to do is get some caffeine in their system but that doesn’t necessarily mean putting on a pot of coffee anymore. The rise in popularity of energy drinks in the past decade has lead to the consumption of caffeine and other stimulants in new [...]

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Secrets of a Personal Chef

On 10/24/2010, in My Health, by HCC

With nearly 15 years of experience in the food industry, chef Vickie Kirlick of Traveling Gourmet in the New York metro area has learned a trick or two.  As a personal chef she uses her knowledge on a daily basis to cook for specialized diets from vegan to low cholesterol to specialized medical diets.  We [...]

Know Your Vitamins: Iron

On 10/17/2010, in My Health, by HCC

So as I said in our first “Know Your Vitamins” post, we would be discussing certain supplements that were not strictly speaking vitamins. We all pop our morning “vitamins” without realizing that some of what we consider the most important supplements, calcium, iron, potassium, are actually dietary minerals. So up first in the dietary mineral [...]

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Stop Soda, Stop Obesity?

On 10/11/2010, in My Health, by HCC

Last Wednesday NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg threw out a new tactic in the war against obesity asking the US Department of Agriculture to ban the purchase of soda or other sugary drinks using food stamps.  This tactic to limit sugary drinks and sodas is nothing new, after Mayor Bloomberg unsuccessfully tried to impose a tax [...]

Pass the Potatoes, Not the Pasta: What We Gain and Lose from Gluten-Free Diets

On 09/11/2010, in My Health, by HCC

South Beach, Atkins, macrobiotic, raw, vegan, and now gluten-free. All of these are diet trends that have risen to fame in the last 15 years. Promising to help us drop the pounds and feel more fabulous than ever with little to no effort, we often find years later that there may be a downside to [...]

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Know Your Vitamins: Vitamin C

On 09/07/2010, in My Health, by HCC

Everyday many of us wake up, take a shower, get dressed eat breakfast, and pop a few multivitamins. Vitamins have become such a basic part of our lives that we can’t buy any kind of food without finding that its been enriched with Vitamin C, D, Calcium, Iron. While Calcium and Iron aren’t technically vitamins, [...]

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