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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Diabetes is one of the top nutrition-related health concerns in the United States. One in every 10 people will be diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, averaging out to be about 34 million people in total. Type 1 is a genetic disease, and Type 2 is caused by poor…

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We are barely one week away from the traditional start of holiday season. Since last March, we have learned that absolutely nothing is traditional. Because of the pandemic, we have, in large part, been isolated from our families and friends. Our traditional gatherings have been limited or pr…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 23-27. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 16-20. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It is finally the season of fall. The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. Don’t forget to include these healthy autumn vegetables when preparing your meals this season.

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For many people salads are something that we throw together without a great deal of thought. We throw together some lettuce or spring mix, maybe add some tomatoes and red onions and call it done. We then slather it with our favorite store-bought dressing. We eat it at the beginning of meals …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 9-13. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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After my last article on gum disease, I was asked via my website about the need for antibiotics before dental work from a patient who had a knee replacement. It is a great question with an answer that might surprise the reader.

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Elvis Presley once said “Man, I really like Vegas,” and I couldn’t agree with the King more. Las Vegas combines my loves of dining and shopping and serves them up with a side of craps, blackjack, shows and spectacular pools culminating in the ultimate feast of fun.

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Omega-3’s include EPA (eicosapetaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaeonic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). EPA and DHA are found in fish oils, while ALA is plant-based. The level of omega-3’s in fish varies significantly. Cold-water fatty fish such as salmon, herring, tuna, maceral, and sardi…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 2-6. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It was so nice last week to feel the chill in the air. Autumn in Victoria, Texas is a magical time. Even if it only lasted for two and a half days.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 26-30. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Lately, we have had patients wanting second opinions on “deep cleanings.” Since the purpose of this dental news column is to educate, I wanted to describe this confusing dental term and procedure in layman’s terms.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept 28-Oct. 2. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Most of the time when you hear the word piccata, it is preceded by the word chicken. Chicken piccata is on the menu of virtually every Italian restaurant in the United States. You may find it slightly interesting to know that there is no evidence that this dish originated in Italy. It is gen…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 21-25. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I am unsure why it always felt a little special when my mom made waffles for my sister and me. I remember the yellow box of Bisquick, the big square waffle iron and the distinct smell of something burning. I am not sure if that smell was the batter burning as it oozed out the sides of the wa…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 14-18. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 7-11. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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As a dental student 50 years ago, there was zero Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). There were no gloves, masks or gowns. The dental clinic where we trained was draconian; 100 old-time chairs in a huge, dank room. One would have been laughed out of the clinic for even suggesting gloves or masks.

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August is Kids Eat Right Month. As children are returning to school, let’s discuss some ways to keep our offspring healthy and keep their minds sharp.

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Without a doubt, my favorite thing about writing this column is talking to people about food. Rarely does a day go by that someone does not share a recipe or ask questions about a particular food or dish. These conversations take place at the restaurant, the grocery store and at work.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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