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BERRIES, BROCCOLI AND BEANS: GET YOUR FIBER ON

BERRIES, BROCCOLI AND BEANS: GET YOUR FIBER ON

What do berries, broccoli and beans have in common? All are foods rich in fiber that can help digestion, prevent constipation, and may help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Dietitians recommend 20-30 grams of fiber per day, but aiming for this amount right away may cause an upset stomach. Instead, try adding 3 to 5 grams at a time by including a serving of fiber-rich foods, such as adding 1 cup of broccoli on your Jo's salad, or 1/3 cup of beans to your quesadilla. To learn more about the benefits of eating fiber visit this page on the Mayo clinic site.

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Free, confidential, walk-in HIV testing is available at Health Services, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. No appointment needed.

Free HIV testing at Health Services is also always available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 401.863-3953.

Health Services uses OraQuick testing, a rapid screening test offering results in about 20 minutes. No blood draw is needed. OraQuick uses an oral swab. OraQuick tests for the presence of HIV antibodies. OraQuick accuracy is 95% at 3 months and 99% at 6 months post encounter.