5 Recipes That Will Pack A Punch On Game Day

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1. Blazin’ Buffalo Potato Skins

It’s the big-game weekend and you’re hosting. You want something bold, flavorful, and better for you. Get recipe here.


2. Nutty Tapenade

Dips are an easy way to feed the crowd. Here’s a lighter option that is just as creamy and rich as ever. Get recipe here.


3. Spicy California Quesadillas

This twist on a classic appetizer will fill you up, while still packing a ton of nutrients. Get recipe here.

Noodles to the Rescue: Make Dinner In a Snap

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – It used to be that families sat down at the dinner table and ate their evening meal together. These days, parents are juggling work and home, while running kids to and from various activities. Because of all of these demands, it can be a struggle to find a recipe solution that meets your needs.
You want to provide a wholesome, flavorful, home-cooked meal, but really, who has the time?
Fortunately, there are alternatives that can make you feel good about what you’re serving, which is not too time-consuming to make.
The following one-pot prep meal is made with the smooth, firm texture of No Yolks noodles, the number-one brand of noodles in the US and Canada. Created in 1976, No Yolks noodles are the healthier alternative to regular egg noodles. They’re made with egg whites, so they have no cholesterol and you can feel good about serving them.

Liquid Assets: Water Testing for Household Well Owners A Snap

Easy Well TestingTesting one’s drinking water can be intimidating to a household well owner, but it can be easy if you know a few basic steps, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

If you are concerned about your well water, these three steps can help get owners the appropriate tests for contaminants that might present a health risk — or create taste, odor, or appearance problems:

1. Determine what you should test for in your water.

2. Obtain a reliable water test.

3. Get an interpretation of your test results so you can take any appropriate action.
An excellent place to start learning more about these three steps is the NGWA website,
www.WellOwner.org.

Esta prueba de huella para los neumáticos, Easy Tire, sólo cuesta un centavo

(NewsUSA) -; Como millones de estadounidenses saben, los desplazamientos diarios pueden ser estresantes y monótonos. Unido a qué con el clima de invierno, mantenerse alerta es primordial, especialmente cuando las condiciones de la carretera empiezan a deteriorarse.Hasta ese momento, uno nunca sabe si va a necesitar convertirse en un conductor con desempeño oportuno.Desempeño oportuno es un término que describe estar atento al momento de conducir para que pueda maximizar el rendimiento de su automóvil y reaccionar rápidamente a las situaciones sorprendentes en el camino. Basado en una encuesta reciente, el 75 por ciento de los adultos estadounidenses dicen que necesitan convertirse en "Conductores con Desempeño Oportuno" al menos una vez a la semana, y aquellos que reportaron una necesidad de reaccionar rápidamente a una situación de conducción dicen que lo hacen aproximadamente 6 veces por semana.BFGoodrich Tires ha realizado una encuesta sobre los comportamientos durante la conducción. El grupo de estudio incluyó a 1 009 adultos (con 18 años de edad y mayores) que viven en el territorio continental de los Estados Unidos. La muestra fue representativa de la población general en términos de rasgos geográficos, demográficos y socioeconómicos.En general, el 82 por ciento de los encuestados dice que los conductores a menudo se enfrentan a situaciones inesperadas en el camino, y el 54 por ciento está de acuerdo en que los conductores manejan mejor en situaciones potencialmente peligrosas.Andrew Comrie-Picard, piloto profesional de autos de carreras, atleta de X-Games, y embajador de BFGoodrich, enfatiza que los conductores de cualquier edad pueden (y deben) practicar la Conducción con Desempeño Oportuno manteniéndose alerta para que puedan llevar su auto a su máximo rendimiento en los momentos que más importan.De acuerdo con Comrie-Picard, los aspectos clave para el Desempeño Oportuno durante la Conducción incluyen:* Mirar a lo lejos en el camino para anticipar los problemas potenciales y peligros de la carretera.* Recordar la importancia de realizar con suavidad las entradas de mando tales como el frenado, la aceleración y la dirección.* Anticiparse a las condiciones del camino, como el agua estancada y las carreteras resbaladizas.* Conducir con las dos manos en el volante, sin excepciones.* Mantener la distancia entre usted y el automóvil frente a usted.Comrie-Picard también dice que es importante asegurarse de que sus neumáticos sean apropiados para su automóvil y estén bien mantenidos. Específicamente, a él le gusta el neumáticoBFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport por su estacionalidad y capacidad de rendimiento durante los duros meses de invierno, así como durante todo el año.Información adicional sobreBFGoodrich Tires, así como otros consejos de conducción, se puede encontrar en http://www.BFGoodrichTires.com

5 Steps to Selecting the Right Medicare Plan

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – For people with Medicare, it’s time to select a 2017 Medicare plan. The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. It’s the time to research your options and select the plan that best fits your health needs and budget.
Here are five simple steps to help you make the best decision:
1. Review your current Medicare health plan. Analyze how much you’ve spent on health care during the past year, including hospital expenses, prescriptions and doctor bills. This helps you benchmark your 2017 health-care expenses and determine if your current Medicare plan still meets your needs.
2. Select the type of Medicare plan that best fits your needs. Options include:
* Original Medicare, which provides basic coverage for medical expenses without coverage for most prescriptions, and includes cost-sharing in the form of deductibles and coinsurance. This is Medicare Parts A and B.
* Medicare Advantage, which includes all of the coverage offered under Original Medicare through a private insurer, and may include extra benefits, such as dental, hearing and vision coverage, a nurse advice line and fitness program, as well as prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are steadily gaining popularity, with the number of enrollees more than tripling since 2004 to 17.7 million or nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is Medicare Part C.
* Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, which offer coverage for prescription medications, and can be added to Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan that does not include prescription drug coverage. This is Medicare Part D.
* Medicare Supplement Plans, which pay some costs not paid by Original Medicare, such as deductibles and coinsurance. Enrollment in a Medicare Supplement plan is not limited to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and these plans do not have a set provider network.
3. Comparison Shop. Once you choose the type of Medicare plan that best fits your needs, research the costs, benefits and network of doctors and hospitals associated with each plan. Check to see if your hospital and doctors are included.
4. Consider the “extras” included. Some Medicare Advantage plans include extra benefits, such as a fitness program and exercise classes specifically designed for people with Medicare. Others include dental, vision and hearing benefits. Determine how important these extra benefits are to your lifestyle and wellness needs.
5. Seek help. Shopping for a Medicare plan can be daunting, but there are resources available to assist you. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or TTY: 1-877-486-2048 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 2017 Medicare plan information. And websites like www.Medicare.gov and www.humana-Medicare.com can help you research plans available in your area before the Dec. 7 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment deadline.
Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year.

Millennials and Health Care

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Growing up in the digital age, most millennials (adults ages 18 to 36) have grown dependent on using technology to educate themselves about everything from current fashion trends to the latest rankings for their favorite football team. However, one important aspect of life that can’t be as easily explained by a smartphone is health care. Since having comprehensive benefits is a major workplace perk, it’s important that millennials understand key insurance terms so they can make the best health care decisions. Learn more at aflac.com.

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Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks With Encryption

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Much has been made about encryption and why it’s important to keeping your information safe. Yet, even after massive data breaches at major corporations (that you most likely frequent or have a connection to), it still remains one of those items that never quite seems to make it off your to-do list.
Consider this: According to an article in The New York Times last year, half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers in 2014 alone. In an attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people. This follows on the heels of a massive data breach last year at health insurer Anthem Inc., in which almost 79 million people had their personal information compromised, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The problem is that the internet was never built for security. And with our mobile, on-the-go environment, experts say it’s no wonder that the idea of privacy is just that these days — an idea.
“The way technology is woven into our daily lives, you can’t do without it,” Amy Danker, an employee at Epic Wines and Spirits, told the Oakland Tribune in a recent interview. “So what’s your other option? Are you gonna go back to a pager? I just assume that all my private information is already available through IP address. You don’t even think privacy exists, because it doesn’t anymore, right?”
The good news is that it doesn’t have to happen to you, and the answer is simple and cost-efficient.
The Gabriel app, available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, was designed and built with personal privacy and security as its foundation by VirnetX, an internet security software and technology company.
For just $10 to $15 per year, users can take advantage of the Gabriel app and benefit from uncompromising CIA encryption technology that will secure everything including talk, video chat, text, email and even sharing photographs or documents.
No one will be able to see, hear or intercept your communications except for the party you’re in contact with because Gabriel does not transmit or store data with any third party. It’s person-to-person, end-to-end encryption that all but eliminates hacking possibilities.
Other benefits include:
* Making free voice or video calls or sending instant messages to other Gabriel members.
* Receiving seamless email.
* Sharing pictures or files that can’t be intercepted.
For more information, or to download Gabriel, please visit www.gabrielsecure.com.

Are You at Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Could you be at risk for COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? As the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s quite possible that you are. COPD is estimated to affect 24 million people nationwide, but half remain undiagnosed and unaware of the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.
COPD is a lung disease that restricts air flow and affects a person’s ability to breathe. While the biggest risk factor for COPD is long-term cigarette smoking, other risk factors include frequent respiratory infections and exposure to second hand smoke, dust or chemicals.
Most people begin to feel COPD symptoms between 50 and 70 years of age, including:
* Frequent cough
* Cough with mucus (phlegm)
* Inability to engage in normal physical activity due to shortness of breath
* Blueness of the lips or fingernail beds
* Frequent colds and nose and throat infections
“COPD occurs in both men and women regardless of ethnicity, residency and background,” says Mark J. Rosen, medical director at the American College of Chest Physicians. “Recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that Hispanics are less likely to report symptoms of COPD than non-Hispanic whites and blacks. While education for everyone is important, emphasis within the Latino community is critical.”
The Hispanic population is quickly becoming the largest minority segment in the U.S. With this growth, the rise in emergency room visits of U.S. Hispanic patients with COPD is double the rate of non-Hispanic patients. Early diagnosis and treatment of COPD can prevent rapid and serious worsening of the disease, and the need for emergency treatment.
The Tome Un Respiro campaign, presented by the CHEST Foundation, AstraZeneca and Sunovion, provides free educational resources in Spanish, urging the Hispanic community to understand the symptoms of COPD, get screened and put a treatment plan in place, if necessary. For more information, visit TomeUnRespiro.com.
There is no cure for COPD, but early detection can significantly improve quality of life for patients. If you think you might be at risk, visit your health care provider to perform a simple breathing test called spirometry.

Anti-Cancer Compound Could Give Cancer Patients New Hope

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – You know how comforting it is to see a degree framed on the wall when you visit some professional’s office?
Well, next time you consult a doctor of chiropractic, get ready to feel very, very comforted.
That’s because his or her degree attests to the rigorous training — a minimum of seven years of higher education, including clinical patient management — that doctors of chiropractic must complete. Not everyone, though, apparently realizes what that means in terms of better health outcomes for patients.
“Doctors of chiropractic are not only trained in problems dealing with the spine, but are formally educated in clinical examination and diagnosis — with a focus on conservative health care interventions for the well-being of the whole person,” explains Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
Among the required coursework:
* Basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, neurology, biomechanics, microbiology and pathology.
* Ethics and integrity.
* Clinical sciences, including nutrition, rehabilitation and therapeutic procedures.
* Research methodology.
The importance of quality education for chiropractors was recognized as early as 1935, when the National Chiropractic Association created a Committee on Educational Standards. That ultimately led to the formation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for schools’ educational and clinical programs leading to the award of a doctor of chiropractic degree.
“They must also serve a rigorous clinical internship,”explains Dr. McAllister.
Learn more at F4CP.com.

Hope for Sufferers of Myofascial Pain?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – For individuals with knee pain due to injury, surgery or simply old age, going up and down stairs at home can be an additional burden.
Common knee conditions or medical issues affecting the knees that may make stair climbing more difficult include the following:
* Arthritis activity. Arthritic hips and/or knees can limit flexibility and make stair climbing difficult.
* Patellar problems. The patellar tendon is responsible for straightening the knee. If this tendon is injured or damaged, the resulting inflammation makes stair climbing painful.
* Kneecap tracking. The kneecap is designed to fit smoothly into the thigh bone, but if it slides out of place, it can cause severe knee pain, especially when taking stairs.
* Cartilage concerns. Knee pain and swelling occur if the cartilage in the knee area is damaged because of a twisting motion.
* Hip hindrance. Weakened hip muscles make lifting the knees (and climbing stairs) challenging and painful.
* Poor core. Core muscles that are weakened by inactivity or injury can contribute to stair climbing problems because a strong torso is needed to keep the spine aligned when climbing up and down stairs.
A stairlift can make a huge difference for individuals struggling with knee pain. Stairlifts are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and today’s stairlifts, such as those made by Acorn Stairlifts, are easily installed with no structural changes to the home and no damage to home decor. In addition, stairlifts from Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries for quiet but effective operation.
Consider stair style when choosing a stairlift. Stairlifts can be designed to suit straight stairways, curved stairways and outdoor stairways, and the modular design of Acorn Stairlifts allows for easy installation without structural changes to the home.
Acorn Stairlifts’ safety elements include a chair and built-in footrest that can fold up when not in use to allow for easy passage on the stairs. They also include remote control components and foot platform sensors that stop the lift when triggered. Other features include safety belts, swivel seats that lock and light touch controls for those with limited dexterity.
For more details about finding the right stairlift for your home, visit www.acornstairlifts.com.