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“The LILI Letter” January 2015

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Eggnog, Angel’s Delight, Christmas Jones, and Candy Cane—these holiday drinks sound so fun and festive. It’s easy to forget that the key ingredient—alcohol—can be dangerous. At least, if you have too much.   With beer, wine, and cocktails flowing at New Year’s parties, you may find it harder to say no to alcohol even if [...]

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If you ask most people about their New Year’s resolution, most people will say, “lose weight—again.” They’ll set lofty goals, sign up for a membership at a fancy gym, and purge their pantries of anything with a calorie.   Considering that 69% of American adults over age 20 are overweight or obese, according to the [...]

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State—A Preventable Complication of Diabetes

If you saw your grandmother lying on the ground, disoriented, looking extremely ill, and unable to talk, would you know what was happening? Would you know what to do?   If she has diabetes, it’s likely that your grandmother is experiencing a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS). Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state /hy·per·os·mo·lar/hy·per·gly·ce·mic/stāt Also known as: ●     hyperglycemic [...]

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Holiday Leftovers: What To Take And What To Leave

    You’re stuffed to the brim on turkey, potatoes, and all the delicious holiday meals at the season’s events and parties. And as each festivity dwindles, you may be tempted to save yourself a couple days of cooking and pack some leftovers for the road.   But with all you just consumed—probably about 3,000 [...]

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LILI Newsletter December 2014

      The ORMC / Heart Center, “Losing It & Loving It” weight loss class & support group newsletter December…The holidays are in full swing and hopefully this finds you cold and flu-free. What I like about this month is the Winter Solstice, when the sun reverses its march across the sky. Ancient peoples [...]

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