• 3 Ways to Check if Your Heart Is Healthy

    man checking his blood pressure using an at-home blood pressure machine

    Do you know if your heart is in good condition? Problems don’t always come with clear-cut warning signs, like a startling chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor.

    If you aren’t sure about your heart’s health, you should get checked out – especially if you have risk......

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  • 3 Tips for A Healthier Heart Today

    beets and tomatoes are good for heart health

    Our hearts carry so much. Everything from the biological matter we need to oxygenate our bodies, to the emotional rhythms that beat out the tempo of our lives. 

    So... treat ‘em right!

    Statistically, our track record for heart health in the U.S. is dismal, to say the least. According to the

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  • Snack Today: Edamame and Cilantro Spread

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    This delicious spread is just as healthy as its vibrant color would suggest. Using antioxidant-rich ingredients found in your kitchen, you will be surprised at how many ways you can use it. Not only can it be used as a spread, but you can use as a dip for a fresh-tasting addition to your raw veggies, or add......

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  • Boosting Your Mood With These 8 Delicious Foods

    salmon and greens can help boost your mood

    The world has changed dramatically in the last year and many of us are trying our best to stay positive and hopeful during these unprecedented times. While we may be tempted to bury ourselves in our beds or in our work and just plug along, it may be possible to counter the......

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  • 8 Powerful Ways to Promote Heart Health

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    Heart health is one of the most important components of overall well-being and helps promote a long, healthy life. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women across most racial and ethnic groups. It is crucial, therefore, to take the right steps in promoting a healthy heart.

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  • Recipe of the Week: Hoppin’ John

    hoppin johnFood for Life instructor Tammy Robertson, RN, BSN, shares a delicious recipe for Hoppin’ John!

    This February, the Physicians Committee’s Recipe of the Week gets a takeover! Our Food for Life instructors are celebrating Black History Month with recipes that honor African American culinary traditions across the......

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  • Tips to Avoid and Heal Cold Sores Naturally

    cold sores can be uncomfortable and embarrassing

    Anyone who has ever had a cold sore knows they can be as embarrassing as they are uncomfortable. A contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), cold sores are fluid-filled lesions that can last for a week or longer. Cold sores usually appear near the mouth: on the lips, chin,......

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  • Why White House Must Call for Cutting U.S. Meat Production to Tackle Climate Crisis

    dietary guidelines affect the climate crisisThe Physicians Committee recently petitioned the White House to update its Executive Order titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” to recommend policy changes that could help alleviate the climate crisis by cutting animal agriculture and promoting a plant-based......

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  • Dinner Tonight: Sheet Pan Greek-Style Chicken

    sheet-pan chickenI am big fan of sheet pan dinners. They are fast and very versatile and are a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge that may be looking a little sad. This one may be my favorite so far, and it was a big hit with the family... even those picky-ish kids!
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  • 7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

    vegan diet helps fight cancer“Basing our diets around plant foods (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans), which contain fiber and other nutrients, can reduce our risk of cancer.” – World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

    In......

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