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Balsamic Marinated Roasted Portabella Mushrooms yIELD: TWO TO THREE sERvIngs

• 4 Large Portabella Mushrooms, stems removed /reserved, gills removed • 2 cloves Garlic, minced • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, chopped • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar • 6 tablespoons Olive Oil, add extra as needed. • Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste In medium bowl, combine garlic, thyme, and balsamic vinegar. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl whole while whisking furiously. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Marinate the mushrooms in the vinaigrette for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add about 1 tsp. olive oil to the pan. Sear the mushroom caps on both sides till slightly brown. Reserve any left over marinade. Place the seared mushroom caps on a baking sheet and cook in the oven until the mushrooms are tender and cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, place back in the marinade and refrigerate until ready to use.

Black Bean Hummus yIELD: TWO cups

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16 oz. Black Beans, cooked and drained, reserve liquid 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped, or 1 tsp. dried 2 teaspoons Lime Juice ½ teaspoon red chili flakes 1 clove Garlic, finely minced 1 /8 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper 1 /8 cup chopped Red Bell Onion 2 teaspoons toasted Cumin Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Add liquid as need for desired consistency. Adjust the seasonings as needed. If you do not have a food processor or blender: Using the back of a large spoon, mash the beans until they make a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Tip: If purchasing canned beans, look for no-sodium or low-sodium. Drain and Rinse beans throughly and use water or chicken stock to adjust the consistency as needed. If using dried beans, soak over-night or quick soak by adding the beans to cold water, bring them to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let them soak for 1 hour. Either way, drain the water from the first boil, add cold water back to the pot and season with onion, garlic, bay leaf, sprig of thyme, pinch of peppercorns and kosher salt. aymag.com . 7


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riar wood Nursing and Rehab is a 120-bed skilled facility located in an urban setting within the hear t of Little Rock, in the neighborhood of Briar wood. We are located just minutes from downtown Little Rock and are only one block off Interstate 630. We provide longterm care and shor t-term rehab care. All residents are monitored throughout the day with assistance i n p r ov i d i n g d a il y c a r e a s i s n e e d e d: b a t hi n g, d r e s s i n g, feeding, conversing with, and providing medications. Briar wood staff also works at ensuring the best care for residents through individual care plans of resident’s needs, as well as daily activities, which allow for a variety of interests and abilities. Nearly all – 98 percent – of our rehab residents return to the communit y as a result of positive, caring therapist s. Briar wood’s team approach has provided healing to many people in the community.

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some residents find themselves busier than when they lived alone. Family members also find great comfort and peace of mind knowing that skilled professionals are looking out for their loved ones — physically, mentally and emotionally.

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ince 1985, Parkway Village has offered a worry-free, comfortable lifestyle for those 64 and older. Located in west Little Rock, this private community offers seniors premier independent living along with the conveniences of security, maintenance-free care of their home, recreation — and most important — wonderful friends and neighbors. Residents can choose from apartment- or cottage-style living. Parkway Village offers 12 different floor plans including studio, one- and two-bedroom options. Square footage ranges from 475 to 2,400 square feet, and all homes include appliances. The community offers a variety of recreational opportunities including planned social, cultural, recreational and spiritual activities. Residents can also enjoy the beautiful grounds, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, lounge area, game room, chapel and library. Residents don’t have to worry about preparing every meal, as certain meals are available in the community dining room. Making life a little easier, Parkway Village takes care of routine maintenance, lawn care, pest control, most utilities and also provides transportation to medical appointments.

For those needing a higher level of care, Parkway Village is pleased to of fer Park way Heights assisted living, Parkway Health Center nursing care, and our newest facility, The Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center. All are conveniently located on the campus of Parkway Village.

Retirement living at its liveliest. Parkway Village redefines retirement with care-free amenities, active social life, a pet-friendly environment and 24-hour staff support. Ask about our multiple payment plans, including our NO ENTRANCE FEE option.

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always manages to get residents up to join her at the monthly social. It’s amazing to see residents put aside their walkers and move to the music as if they had no limitations. Helping seniors enjoy their life is what Dawn’s life is all about.

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e are a 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation center centrally located in Sherwood, Arkansas. Our caring, professional staff strives to provide quality service in a warm and family-like atmosphere. At Sherwood Nursing and Rehab Center you have

all the amenities, comfort and relaxation of home. We have a dedicated and compassionate nursing staff that is well trained to meet all your loved one’s needs and a team of in-house healthcare professionals as well as focused visits by the Physician and Physician’s Assistant.

Other amenities include: • WiFi and Media Room with Computer

• Rehabilitation Services

• Flat Screen TV’s with Cable Provided

• Physician Services 24/7

• Telephone connection available

• Elder Centered Care

• Private Courtyard with all-weather Gazebo

• Full Service Beauty Salon

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Where your Health and Happiness Matters. Our staff recognizes that healing starts on the inside. Come by and we will show you an experienced staff that is dedicated to your health, happiness and well-being.

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WHOLE GRAINS Snack on ready-to-eat, whole grain cereals or whole grain crackers. FRUITS Vary your fruit choices. Fruits differ in nutrient content.

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MEAT AND BEANS Choose lean turkey, chicken, roast beef or ham for sandwiches.

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n January 2013, St. Vincent Infirmary became the first and only hospital in Arkansas to earn The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) MagnetÂŽ Recognition designation for excellence in nursing leadership, clinical practice, innovations and positive outcomes. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. Hospitals that achieve Magnet status are able to attract and retain top talent, improve patient care, safety and satisfaction, foster a collaborative culture and advance nursing standards and practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. And Magnet status is a benchmark for families to consider when looking for quality care for their healthcare needs. Magnet designation is recognized by US News & World Report as a primary indicator in its assessment of nearly 5,000 hospitals

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when ranking and reporting the best medical centers in America. Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest survey, compares hospital performance in safety, quality and efficiency. Leapfrog automatically awards hospitals with Magnet designation full credit for a commitment to staffing with highly trained nurses and putting nurses in leadership positions that allow them substantial input on patient safety issues.


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omen have unique preventive health needs to ensure they are healthy throughout every stage of life. Under the Affordable Care Act, women’s preventive health care — such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, prenatal care and other services — generally must be covered by health plans with no cost sharing. In other words, these preventive services will be offered without women having to pay a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible. The new comprehensive coverage includes well-woman visits — preventive care visits annually for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive services that are age and developmentally appropriate, including preconception care and many services necessary for prenatal care. Dr. Estelle Rutledge of Central Arkansas Women’s Group at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Ark., said, “Beginning at age 21, we recommend patients get a well-woman visit once a year. Depending on the screenings or other services that may be needed, it may take more than one visit. For example, the doctor or nurse may ask you to come in for a follow-up visit to discuss the results of a screening. Or you may need a separate

appointment for a specific service. “These visits are a great time to ask your doctor or nurse questions about birth control; preparing to get pregnant; anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; eating healthy foods; and getting more active.” Other coverage for women’s comprehensive care includes screening for gestational diabetes, contraceptive methods and counseling, and breastfeeding support.

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For over thirty years, The BridgeWay has reconnected people with their families by helping them overcome emotional and addictive problems. We offer extensive inpatient and outpatient programs for all ages. Help someone you love reclaim their life.

Through the peaks and valleys, we are here to help you rise above.

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