Healthy Eating Simplified
(NAPS)—When it comes to food and nutrition, it’s understandable to be confused about what’s really good for you. If you’re like millions of others who feel that way, “The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook” is for you.
In her new book, Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., delivers mega-nutritious recipes that focus on tasty, fresh ingredients, simple preparation and proven nutrition. The book is about real food with big benefits; it’s a must-have in every kitchen.
¹⁄³ c. finely chopped shallots
2 tsp. grainy Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 ears corn or 1 cup/5 oz. fresh corn kernels
4 oz. cooked whole wheat farfalle
1 c. shelled edamame
¾ c. finely diced red pepper
¼ tightly packed c. basil leaves, roughly chopped
In a bowl, whisk shallots, mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Set aside. Place ears of corn in a pot of salted boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain and cool. Using a chef’s knife, strip the kernels from the ears of corn. Place in bowl with the farfalle, edamame, red pepper and basil. Toss ingredients together with ¼ cup of the reserved vinaigrette.
Tasty, fresh, real food and proven nutrition are in a new cookbook.
Traditional Treatment Methods for Diabetes
(NAPSI)—There are nearly 20 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and, of those, about 4.5 million have their health benefits through Medicare. If you or someone you care about is among them—or will be someday—there are a few facts you should know. Access to care and health care costs are a growing concern, especially with some important changes taking effect July 1 that may limit how beneficiaries get their much-needed diabetes testing supplies.
Under a new, national Medicare mail-order program, part of its Part B benefits, beneficiaries can have supplies delivered to their home only through a select number of contract suppliers; very select, in fact, as Medicare has reduced the number from about 300 to fewer than 20.
Fortunately, there are solutions for those wanting to keep medications and supplies all in one place. Perhaps the most viable and smart option may be to pick up your supplies at your pharmacy. There are several reasons.
A recent study found that pharmacist-led counseling programs for people getting certain diabetes medications improved medication adherence by 24 percent. Translation: There can be significant health benefits from spending more time talking with your pharmacist. So a regular trip to a pharmacy to pick up diabetes testing supplies can be a good opportunity to ask important questions or discuss any concerns related to managing diabetes. Your pharmacist is an integral part of your health care team and often the most accessible.
Here’s what Medicare Part B beneficiaries need to know about the changes.
• Only select contract suppliers are eligible for reimbursement by Medicare for testing supplies sent to beneficiaries’ homes. For the complete list, visitwww.medicare.gov.
• Beneficiaries can pick up their supplies in person from a Medicare-enrolled pharmacy or supplier of diabetic testing supplies.
• There will be no difference in cost between using a Medicare-enrolled pharmacy that accepts assignment and one of the 18 Medicare contract suppliers.
One of the nation’s largest Medicare-enrolled providers of diabetic testing supplies, Walgreens, provides direct billing through Medicare and other supplemental insurance plans and 24/7 access to pharmacy experts who can help. Given the complexities of Medicare and myriad changes under health care reform, talking with your pharmacist may be the best way to find out which solution is best for you.
For further facts and advice, go to www.walgreens.com/Medicare.
Tips for Walking Safely in the Wintertime
With the inclement weather upon us, Rochdale Village Safety Director Herman Lessey has provided these tips for safe transitions across our sprawling campus and beyond:
Getting through the winter season without suffering a slip, trip or fall is not a difficult feat with the right preparation and presence of mind. Just remember that safety should always be the top priority in every season, all the time.
Contributed by Herman Lessey
New Running Club begins at RV
Recently, a group of cooperators celebrated National Run Day by trekking around the Jewel of Jamaica. Thanks to the use of social media, tuned-in cooperators met in front of building 15 before taking the journey. A variety of Rochdale residents participated in the run however the women outnumbered the men. Board Members Kamal Saleem and Tracey Irwin were also in the pack.
Rochdale Cooperator Perisa Harrison coordinated the group event. She was so inspired by the show of support that she wants to start a Black Girls Run - Rochdale Village chapter. For now, Run Rochdale is literally a movement to promote health awareness, exercise and community involvement for everyone.
For those that are interested in joining this “feel good” initiative, please check future Rochdale Village Bulletins for the Run Rochdale schedule.
Contributed By Shawn C. Chandler
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