Vol. 3, No. 6 | June 2011




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Be Happy
Science Shows 40% Of Your Happiness Level Is Up To You

US MED Gives BackSome people are generally glum and joyless. Others are generally happy most of the time in spite of trying conditions. Are people just born that way?

Yes -- at least in part.

Groundbreaking scientific research by University of California psychology professor Sonya Lyubomirsky shows that 50 percent of a person's general outlook is inborn. Another 10 percent of a person's happiness level can be attributed to life circumstances such as divorce or loss of a loved one.

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Stay Well
Take your Medicine...Carefully

US MED Gives BackTo get well or stay well, patients should have prescriptions filled and take them according to the directions. But the Community Pharmacists Association says often that doesn't happen.


*49 percent forget to take it

* 39 percent forgot if they took it and take it again

* 31 percent did not fill a prescription

* 29 percent stopped taking the medication before the supply ran out

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Fly a Kite
For Fun or Sport
US MED Gives Back

Blue skies and gentle breezes beckon as June ushers in the kite flying season.This is a time for adults, kids, funsters and sportsters to play.

It has been so for thousands of years since kites were first flown in China. But today's kites are far different. You can buy a basic diamond-style kite for a few dollars and have fun with it. Or you could opt for a Delta or Dragon kite for winds below 15 mph. For more challenging winds, box kites and Para foil kits are recommended. New materials like ripstop nylon fiberglass, and carbon graphite have made kites stronger, lighter, more colorful and durable. Modern Delta kites, like the one pictured here, can be used for tricks and aerobatics.

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Eat Less Salt
Recent Dietary Guidelines Slash Salt Intake

US MED Gives BackThe most recent federal dietary guidelines for Americans call for salt consumption to be reduced from 2,300 to 1,500 milligrams (mg). The lower figure was already recommended for 70 percent of American adults, including those with hypertension, all African Americans and everyone over age 40.The prestigious Institute of Medicine wants a crackdown on added salt in foods, arguing that past public education campaigns have failed.


The institute considered the results in the Interstroke study, which compared data on 6,000 people from 22 countries, half of whom had suffered a stroke and half had not. The study discovered that high blood pressure (hypertension) was the strongest predictor of stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 77 percent of dietary sodium comes from processed foods and restaurant items. Also:


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Recipe: Chocolate Soufflés
Low Caloric & Diabetic Friendly Recipe

US MED Gives BackBeing healthy doesnt have to be boring. You can endulge a little if you want to, just dont over do it. These soufflés are a great alternative to eating higher caloric and carbohydrate rich desserts.

   Total Servings:   8

   Serving Size:   1 Soufflé

   Exchanges:      1/2 very lean meat
                               1 fat

   Calories:            102

   Total Fat:                2 g
   Cholesterol:         52 mg
   Sodium:                74 mg   
    20 g

4 g 

Click here for the recipe...


This recipe is an excerpt from Graham Kerr's "Simply Splenda® Cookbook". US MED delivers you your diabetic supplies andwith each diabetic delivery you receive afree gift. For your first order we would like to send you a diabetic cookbook full of easy, tasty and diabetic-friendly recipes. Be sure to mention that you would like your first gift to be the diabetic cookbook and we will put it out in the mail to you immediately..


Diabetic Cookbook
a FREE gift

yours to keep for trying us out!

An additional gift to help you lead a healthier life while still eating the foods you love!

United States Medical Supply, Inc.We all love to eat! But when you are managing your blood glucose, sometimes choosing the right foods can be very difficult. We have found a cookbook that will help you make the decisions that will keep your blood glucose in check and provide you with options that we know you'll love.

As always, be sure to check with your dietician, nutritionist or primary care physician before going on any specific diet plan.



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