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Healthier Thanksgiving

If you’re one of the 415 million adults who have diabetes, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal can have its challenges. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates. But with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that fit into a healthy meal plan and still enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration. 

Here are a few tips we’ve compiled from the Association of Diabetes Care, to help you.

Thanksgiving Recovery

Surviving the other side of a food binge can make anyone uncomfortable and irritable. Can anything be done to alleviate the painful after-math? We rounded up some tips from the National Institutes of Health to help you feel better and get you back on track for a healthy lifestyle.

Diet Does It

If you think weight loss is the path to a healthier heart and a longer life, researchers say that may not necessarily be true. It may all hinge on what you eat, instead of how much.

Sanitizer Dangers

The FDA has put out a warning that some alcohol-based hand sanitizers are being sold in packages that mimic food and beverage containers. The containers, like mock beer cans, kids’ food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles, and liquor bottles often come flavored, as well. As the demand for hand sanitizer has increased, accidental ingestion of these products have also increased, especially for children.

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Hand Sanitizers Not To Use

No Vaccine, No Dice

Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated could find it harder to find a pediatrician.

A new survey reports that many pediatric offices now have a policy of dismissing families who won’t vaccinate their children, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Can’t Weight To Sleep

Not getting enough zzzzzzzs?  As it turns out, a good night’s sleep can be associated with better weight management and overall health.

Nomophobia

If you’ve ever felt anxious or panicked about the thought of not having your phone with you, you’re not alone. In fact, these feelings are so common that there’s even a word for it: nomophobia.

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Statista survey

MIKE’s Deas Grant

An important new partnership between The MIKE Endowment and Deas Counseling, facilitated by the Mount Dora Community Trust aims to provide financial support to Lake County residents in need of mental health counseling.

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Mike's Deas Grant

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a scary thought and all too many women assume that it won't happen to them. However, as of January 2020, there are more than 3.5 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and awareness has never been more important, especially in these times.

LMI's Women's Imaging

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. However, one consequence of this has been a substantial decline in cancer screening over the past several months.

While putting off a mammogram for a few months, particularly if you are not experiencing symptoms, is probably OK, specialists warn about the potential dangers of going too long, let alone waiting until your next regularly scheduled exam.

We talked with Dr. Cathrine Keller of Lake Medical Imaging, at their new office in The Villages Brownwood town square, about the dangers of delay and also some new genetic testing coming, exclusively in Lake County, to LMI.

You can phone Lake Medical Imaging, at 352- 787- 5858.

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