Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check

It’s a fact that high blood pressure is a common cause of heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of American adults have high numbers. Great Care knows how important it is to check your blood pressure, especially as we age. A quick check at a doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or at home could literally save a life. […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Care loves Mom. She brings us the greatest gift of all, the amazing gift of life. So why not go above and beyond to bring her the joy she so most certainly deserves? Brunch! Trending in popularity these days, brunch is that beautiful combination of breakfast and lunch that has become a staple in […]

Healthy Shopping Helps the Heart

Great Care knows the spring season is a great time to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, especially focusing on fresh produce from the grocery store or local farmer’s markets. The American Heart Association reminds us all that eating healthy starts with shopping healthy. “Eating right — what you put in your mouth — starts with what you put […]

January is National Sunday Supper Month

Great Care has fond memories of supper with the family on Sundays, a time to regroup and revisit with loved ones. Luckily there’s a National Sunday Supper Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in January, to bring back the traditions of Sunday supper. “These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework,” says […]

Pledge to be Healthy For Good This Holiday

Great Care loves the call to action the American Heart Association is encouraging, especially during the holidays, for living well. Healthy For Good is a revolutionary movement to “inspire people to create lasting change in their health and life, one small step at a time.” ”The approach is simple,” says the American Heart Association. “Eat smart. […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]

Training Helps Prepare for Natural Disasters

In the wake of recent emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Great Care heeds the advice of the American Heart Association: Be prepared. The American Heart Association News reminds us that in times of emergency, assistance from first responders and health professionals is often delayed. Systems are bombarded with requests for help. […]

Avoid Weight Gain for Better Heart Health

Great Care recently took note of a report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The information confirms what we all know to be a difficult reality of aging: Weight gain may increase heart failure risk. “Researchers say maintaining weight and avoiding weight gain may be an important strategy to prevent changes in […]

Fresh, Sweet Corn is Ripe for the Eating

Great Care loves this season, when corn is fresh and readily available at farmer’s markets and produce stands. According to WebMD, “Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each).” The World’s Healthiest Foods website reminds us that sweet […]