Healthy Living: 5 Tips to Shed Those Pounds in the New Year

By Statepoint Maybe you want more energy, or perhaps you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. Whatever your goals, a new year means a fresh start to become the best version of yourself. Here are five tips from Nutrisystem experts to get your scale moving in the right direction and support […]

Life Insurance: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Statepoint No matter if you’re single or married, in your twenties or your forties, a parent or not, life insurance coverage is important in ways you may not realize, and costs less than you’d expect. And experts now stress that employer-sponsored coverage typically isn’t sufficient to cover most people’s needs. “Living your best life […]

Keeping Your Health on Track During the Indulgent Holiday Season

By Statepoint The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there are simple ways to keep your health on track during this indulgent holiday season. • Stick to Routines. To the best […]

Dinner 2 Lunch: Cook it once, eat it twice!

Dinner- Sriracha Pork Chops                 Lunch- Banh Mi Sandwiches   By Hello Fresh   Servings: 4 DINNER- Cooking Time: 40 mins, Nutrition: 610 Calories LUNCH- Cooking Time: 5 mins, Nutrition: 500 Calories Ingredients:   Scallions- 4 Carrots- 2 Pork Chops- 36 oz Soy Sauce- 4 tbsp Sriracha- 10 tsp Sugar Snap Peas- 12 oz Sour […]

Unhappy Gut? Some People Suffer for Years Before Seeing a Doctor

By StatePoint Abdominal pain? Diarrhea? An estimated 16 million Americans live with a type of irritable bowel syndrome called IBS-D (the D stands for diarrhea), and it affects both men and women almost equally. However, only 30 percent of individuals consult a physician about their symptoms. Why is that? “People who experience symptoms of IBS-D […]

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

with Snappy Asparagus   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 610 Calories Ingredients:   Asparagus- 12 oz Garlic- 4 cloves Scallions- 4 Ginger- 2 thumbs Basmati Rice- 1 1/2 cups Soy Sauce- 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce- 4 tbsp Sirloin Steak Tips- 24 oz White Sesame Seeds- 2 tbsp     […]

Forget Calorie Counting: New Guidelines for Losing Weight

By StatePoint For years, the general wisdom was that the only scientifically proven way to shed pounds and inches was to consume fewer calories than one burned each day. Unfortunately, that formula doesn’t work for everybody. Why? Experts say that this is because successful weight loss is associated with a wider range of factors. “Gaining […]

Sweet ‘N’ Smoky Chicken Cutlets

with Cherry Ancho Barbecue Sauce, Green Beans, and Pineapple Rice   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 640 Calories Ingredients:   Chicken Cutlets- 20 oz Ancho Chili Powder- 2 tsp Scallions- 4 Pineapple- 8 oz Thai Chili- 1 Basmati Rice- 1 cup Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Seasoning- 2 tbsp Cherry […]

Double Decker Cheddar Burgers

with Sriracha Lime Mayo and Sweet Potato Wedges By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 930 Calories Ingredients:   Dill Pickle- 1 Garlic- 1 Clove Red Onion- 1 Beefsteak Tomato- 1 Sweet Potatoes- 18 oz Fry Seasoning- 2 tbsp Lime- 1 Heinz Real Mayonnaise- 4 tbsp Sour Cream- 6 tbsp Sriracha- […]

What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

By StatePoint Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like. According to a recent study by VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision […]

Moroccan Chicken Sausage Tagine

with Dried Apricots and Chickpeas over Couscous   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 930 Calories Ingredients:   Shallot- 2 Garlic- 4 cloves Carrots- 4 Roma Tomato- 2 Dried Apricots- 2 oz Cilantro- 1/2 oz Chickpeas- 26.8 oz Chicken Stock Concentrates- 4 Couscous- 1 cup Italian Chicken Sausage Meat- 18 […]

How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer

By StatePoint One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts. “There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. […]

Quick Beef Ragu Spaghetti

with Zucchini and Italian Sausage   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 770 Calories Ingredients:   Zucchini- 2 Yellow Onions- 2 Garlic- 4 cloves Thyme- 1/4 oz Ground Beef- 20 oz Italian Seasoning- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce- 4 tbsp Spaghetti – 12 oz Crushed Tomatoes- 2 boxes Parmesan Cheese – […]

4 Surprising Insights Into Life With Parkinson’s Disease

By StatePoint Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement symptoms that can have an impact on daily life. Recently, the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDAlliance), a non-profit organization offering […]

National Preparedness Month: Keep Your Family Safe in an Emergency

By StatePoint September is National Preparedness Month, and with wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes occurring around the world, having access to safe drinking water in the event of an emergency should be top of mind no matter where you live. Natural disasters can contaminate and disrupt water supplies, making it difficult to access safe […]

Diabetes at an All-Time High in America

Staff Reports Today in America diabetes is at an all-time high with 9.3% of the population having diabetes. Which means 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with type two or type one diabetes every year. Into 2012 alone 208,000 Americans under 20 were affected by diabetes. Some people might think diabetes is hereditary but There are […]

Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure Can be Managed: What to Know

By StatePoint Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that chronic disease can often be managed with lifestyle changes. “To confront our increasing chronic disease burden, patients must be aware of their risk […]

HPV and Throat Cancer in Men: How Vaccines Can Help

By StatePoint Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and cases of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer — a cancer that develops on the back and sides of the throat, tonsils and base of the tongue — in middle-age men have tripled in the past three decades. But did you […]

Garden Quesadillas

with Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Mayo   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 620 Calories Ingredients:   Red Onion- 1 Bell Pepper- 2 Zucchini-2 Dried Oregano- 2 tsp Cilantro- 1/4 oz Roma Tomato- 3 Lime- 1 Mayonnaise- 2 tbsp Chipotle Powder- 1 tsp Flour Tortillas- 8 Mozzarella Cheese- 2 […]

How to Get Better Care from Your Doctor

By StatePoint Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the best care possible. “Your doctors should feel like valued members of your family — and you a part of theirs. That’s […]