Archives June 22, 2023

The 10 Best Diets for Better Heart Health, Ranked by Cardiologists

Surprise! The Mediterranean diet falls in the third slot. Learn about the top two diets, plus the other fads that don’t quite make the grade.

Ali Redmond

Ali Redmond

Reviewed by Dietitian Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

The Mediterranean diet is often applauded as one of the best diets for overall health. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and seafood and legumes and light on dairy and meat (and, as a result, low in saturated fat, too, which is a topic still up for debate in the heart-health world). It’s a heart-smart way to eat, and can be beneficial in many other areas of health as well. Mediterranean dieters also tend to have lower risk for certain cancers, cognitive decline, type 2 diabetes and more.

Circling back to heart disease risk, the Mediterranean diet tied for first in the U.S. News and World Report‘s 2022

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UPDATE Degenstein Foundation pledges $2 million for new child care center | News

LEWISBURG — The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation is offering a $2 million grant for the construction of a new child care center to be built at the Miller Center, just west of Lewisburg.

The Degenstien grant will be combined with a $1.68 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Congressionally Directed Spending Grant, previously secured with the help of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s office, to cover the construction costs.

The construction plans include an expansion on the west side of the facility. Other operational details are still in development.

The Miller Center, is a sports and recreational facility in East Buffalo Township, operated jointly by Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA.

“Our workforce at Evangelical is at least 80% women, if not more,” said Kendra Aucker, president and chief executive officer at Evangelical Community Hospital and president and board chair at the Miller Center.


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