Halloween Won’t be Scary with these Festive Safety Tips

Farmington, CT (October 30, 2017) – Lose the tricks and keep Halloween a treat. Halloween is a fun-filled holiday where treats are unlimited and so are the potential costume ideas. According to the National Safety Council, 89% of kids participate in Halloween activities and of those children, 73% actually go door-to-door. While trick-or-treating is a fun activity, even the biggest monster …

Test your Mental Health Knowledge

Farmington, CT (October 20, 2017) – Are you stigmatizing individuals who experience or exhibit mental illness? The stigma associated with behavioral health conditions can limit the access an individual can receive to mental healthcare. People with mental illnesses can often feel shamed by their family, friends, and even their healthcare provider. Self-awareness and education are key to reducing stigma. Put …

Decoding Medical Mystery Terms this Health Literacy Month

Farmington, CT (October 16, 2017) – It’s time for your annual doctor’s appointment and you’re feeling a bit nervous. The doctor is friendly enough, but half the time you’re not sure what he’s talking about. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not the only one. The CDC reports that individuals with low health literacy are more likely to visit an emergency …

Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Make Popeye [and your tastebuds] proud this National Spinach Day with this simple, lightened up creamy spinach dip. Spinach is a super food, bursting with heart-friendly vitamins A and C, iron. Toss a handful or two into your soup, a smoothie, ground meat or your favorite pasta dish and you’ll get 30% of your recommended folate, calcium and a multitude …

Massaged Kale Salad

Crunchy Massaged Kale Salad

Hailing from the cabbage family, kale is a popular food among nutritionists for its amount of fiber, vitamins A,C, and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Kale’s leaves tend to be a bit sturdier than other leaves like spinach, so to get it nice and tender, we recommend this technique of gently massaging kale into the salad dressing by …