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Women’s Movement Successes of Past 3 Centuries

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievement of women. The theme of this year is #BeBoldForChange, which encourages all of us to play an active role in making gender equality a reality. In January, hundreds of thousands of women attended the Women’s March in the United States. Here’s a look at some of the major accomplishments of the women’s movement over the years.

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Diabetic Friendly March Madness Snacks

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, or “March Madness,” begins March 14! From chips and dip to hot wings, there’s no reason any guest with health issues should miss out. Since party food typically is not healthy or diabetic-friendly, we have a few tips to modify your March Madness favorites!

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National Nutrition Month

Serving size. Calories. Total fat. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a reminder that every bite counts toward a balanced diet.

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Leap Year Birthdays

If you have a leap year birthday, are you officially 15 instead of 60 or are you 20 instead of 80? With February 29 appearing on the calendar only every four years, what do you and other “leapers” or “leaplings” do when official documents do not recognize the actual date of your birth?

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Your Mouth Is the Mirror of Your Health

Did you know that sensory, cognitive and physiological aging can lead to complications of your dental health? While losing your teeth with age is not inevitable, your mouth does undergo changes as you age. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly to get cleanings and checkups because there is a strong connection between your oral health and your overall health.

Healthy Mardi-Gras Recipes

7 Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Who says your Fat Tuesday menu has to be loaded with fat? Or with ridiculously high calories? Or take hours and hours to cook? We found a few lighter-fare Mardi Gras recipes so you can enjoy the traditional Cajun and Creole flavors, without making compromises on nutrition.

Black History Month

Black History Month: Moses Scott

The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to end segregation in public schools once and for all. But in Prince Edward County, Virginia, the local Commission on Public Education launched a “massive resistance” to the Supreme Court’s decision by shutting down the public school system in 1959. Here is how Moses Scott overcame adversity.

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Diabetes & Fall Prevention

Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. People with diabetes often have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years. Learn how to help prevent falls caused by Diabetes.

Black History Month

Oral Histories of Former Slaves Recorded for Future Generations

Capturing the oral histories of our elders is a beautiful way to make sure their contributions and wisdom are not forgotten. Firsthand accounts of the past can help educate future generations, which is of paramount importance. Thanks to our high-tech world, it’s now easier than ever to record our elders for posterity, but during the Great Depression, it took considerably more effort.

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Women Inventors Who Changed Our Lives

Do you know the following five ingenious women behind inventions and everyday products that deliver comfort, convenience and better health for us all?