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This Sickness Kisses and Tells -Longview

Infectious mononucleosis, or simply “mono,” is a disease most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. This is due to the stigma of mono being the “kissing disease.” It’s called this because it is transmitted through infected people’s saliva, so it is possible to contract it through kissing. Despite its nickname, though, it is far more common for people to get mono through sharing d...

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Seafood with Garlic Shrimp Stew

Sometimes you just get a taste for seafood but don't want to spend the money to go out to eat it. Luckily, this meal isn't too expensive to make, and it's definitely better for you than most anything you can get at a seafood restaurant! It's about 350 calories per serving, so it's a tasty and healthy choice if you're wanting to try something new for dinner.   Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs. peeled a...

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Fresh Burrito Bowl

Ever have a craving for Mexican food, but don't want the calories that go with it. Then this is the meal for you! This meal only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and you don't really have to cook anything! The most work you have to do is mix a few things and cut a few vegetables, the rest is all done for you. This meal is healthy and delicious, and is only about 350 calories per serving! 1...

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Skinny Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Burgers - Maumelle, AR

You ever have one of those days where you want a burger, but you kind of have a taste for buffalo wings, too? Well, have we got a recipe for you! Even though it tastes like it shouldn't be healthy, each serving is only about 345 calories!   Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef (for an even leaner take, try ground turkey instead!) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic p...

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Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Carbs slathered in cheese for that most awesome of comfort foods, macaroni and cheese. What could be better? A less guilty sister food! We’ve made it healthier.  It’s a dish that fulfills all my cravings without loading up the calories. This dish looks so, so good. I love that it’s a healthier version of mac ‘n’ cheese that doesn’t lose the cheese completely. Each serving is about 282 calories....

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Turkey Enchilada Casserole

This is a fun, healthy take on two favorites: casserole and enchiladas! Replacing ground beef with ground turkey make calorie count only around 292 calories per serving.    Ingredients ½ lb. lean ground turkey 1 cup onions, chopped ½ tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp ground cumin 15oz can black beans, drained + rinsed 10oz can Rotel® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilie...

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A Sickness You Just Can't Stomach

So, what exactly is the difference between the stomach virus, or viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning? Well, not much. The symptoms are all quite similar, and the viruses associated with the stomach virus are ones linked to food poisoning. While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or n...

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Flashback Friday: Strange Archaic Medical Practices

Do you ever watch a movie set back in the medieval or Victorian era and think, “Man, I wish I lived back then!”? Well, things weren’t nearly as pleasant as the movies make them seem, especially the medical practices. We’ve come a long way in the medical field since then, and luckily many of the procedures and medical beliefs of the time fell out of practice. Thankfully, when we visit the doctor...

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Feature: Top Ten Must-Have Mommy Apps

Here at HealthCARE Express we like to share the love, so today we're showcasing our wonderful Mommy Blogger, Angela Evans! We're going to inculde a short excerpt from her awesome post about useful apps for mommies (and daddies) to have on their phones.  Enjoy!   "If you’re like millions of other moms, your cellphone is attached to you like its one of your organs. Don’t feel guilty If you’ve ...

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Halloween Safety

It’s almost time for Halloween! You can almost hear the moaning ghosts and rattling bones… Soon, costumed kiddos, young and old, are going to be running the streets, searching for houses giving out candy. But as fun as Halloween is, it can be pretty dangerous and unhealthy for children. So, HealthCARE Express is here to give you a few tips to have a safe and healthy Halloween.   -Only use sho...

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