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5 Things To Do in August

Know Your Medications


1. Take a Quiz

The liver is a very important organ in your body that has to process everything you put into it, including medications. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about your liver:

2. Explore These Websites

View this excellent guide on taking care of your liver (PDF) while taking medications:

Explore this excellent and thorough FDA guide (PDF) to mixing and not mixing substances with your medications.

3. Track Your Food and Fitness

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching and journaling.

4. Check Out This App

The “RxmindMe” app developed by Walgreens is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It reminds you to take your prescriptions and/or vitamins. It also keeps track of when you've taken them as well as dosage information storage.

5.Try the Featured Recipes

This month’s recipes form a complete healthful dinner menu!

Oven Fried Chicken

Have your fried chicken and eat it too! We recommend you leave off the butter or use olive oil instead. Buy one of those culinary spray bottles to spray it on for more control over the amount you use.

Oven Fried Chicken

Smoked Paprika Wild Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

What a beautiful and tasty way to celebrate fall flavors and colors. Use as a side dish for the Oven Fried Chicken, or eat as a main dish.

Smoked Paprika Wild Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Crunchy Fruit Salad
Leaving out leafy greens? Have a fruit salad instead. Or eat fruit as a healthy dessert.

Apples and Oranges

Red Lentil Porridge
Get ‘pulsating’ in the morning with this healthy porridge that will keep you going till noon.

Red Lentil Porridge

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This project is supported by the Rural Health & Safety Education Competitive Grant Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), grant number 2013-46100-21467.

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