What would a Thanksgiving table be without that deep garnet red bowl of delightful cranberry sauce? Cranberries date back to the early days of the Thanksgiving holiday and have been a culinary staple generation after generation. Even though they are small, they pack quite a nutritional punch. Cranberries contain resveratrol, an anti-inflammatory compound, are loaded with vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants; they can prevent UTIs and can reduce the risk of kidney stones. They are quite the mighty little fruit.
We Americans hinge our gatherings around food. Food is a cornerstone of any major holiday, party, or get together. And the height of all of the holidays that center on or around food is none other than Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is and forever tied to our public awareness and memory to traditions centered on what we consume.
Today the World recognizes Diabetes Diagnosis across the globe. According to the CDC, more than 100 million U.S. adults live with either a form of Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes in our country. A report released just this July estimates that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Learn as much as you can, support those you know who are diagnosed, and work to raise awareness about Diabetes in your community as much as you are able!
Healing is a vocation. It's consistently ranked right up there with ministers and teachers in our society. But so often is the case, those who are caregivers or healers for others rarely can or do take time to attend to their own needs: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. "It is kind of how we're hardwired, actually." smiled Cristy Cobb knowingly, head of Nursing and Quality at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.
The big day is on the horizon! The nursery is almost complete, your baby shower is in the books, you've taken those prenatal classes and in all the anticipated due date just feels so far off. But now in your third trimester, it's time to think about what needs to go with you to the hospital. Even at just 8 months it's best to have a bag packed in preparation so you don't forget anything in that rush to labor and delivery!
We've listed some items below you will need for the birth of your baby, and as well some nice to haves! And to all the Moms out there: if you have other items that have proved helpful, be sure to let us know in the comments on our Facebook page!
One of the standing promises of Memorial Hospital of Converse County is to deliver Advanced Medicine. Hometown Care. And it's this very Hometown Care we focus on when we work to nourish our community in our Arbor Cafe. We sat down with a few key players to discuss the efforts of our cafe in recent years, especially how we're literally nourishing people at our tables on the weekends by building a community in our Sunday Brunch and Special Meal offerings.