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Enjoy the health benefits of the harvest season holidays

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Pumpkins go far beyond beautiful decorations for the harvest season holidays.  The health benefits of pumpkins are far reaching!  The bright orange color of a pumpkin is proof of the high amounts of powerful antioxidant beta carotene it contains.  That carotenoid is converted to vitamin A in the body and has proven to provide these health benefits:

Medicare Open Enrollment 101

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(Family Features) As autumn progresses, it's important to keep your health in mind. Medicare's fall open enrollment period is the time for you to review your plan options and make any changes to your Medicare coverage.

Maybe you have a new prescription that is not covered by your current drug plan or you have a new health condition. To ensure you get the most from Medicare in 2019, you should research your health and drug plan options during Medicare open enrollment.

Open enrollment closes Dececember 7. Changes made during this time will take effect January 1, 2019.

46 tons of turkey recalled nation wide

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Barron, Wisconsin, based Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey that has been linked with Salmonella according to the United State Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS says the 1-pound packages were produced September 11 and distributed to consumers across the country.

Ground turkey being recalled includes

Dear Dietitian – what makes “blue zone” diets healthy?

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Dear Dietitian,

What makes "blue zone diets" like the Mediterranean diet so healthy --Chris

Dear Chris,

Blue zones are areas of the world where people live much longer than average. The term was trademarked by Dan Buettner who identified these five regions of the world: Sardinia, Italy; the community of Seventh-Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; and Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.

20th annual Sand Creek Massacre spiritual healing run/walk set

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The 20th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands. This year's event will mark the 154th year since the Sand Creek Massacre.