| Posted On Dec 20, 2018 | By:

Our Top Healthy Eating Blogs of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, you may be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If eating healthier or losing weight is on your list, we’ve pulled together our most popular nutrition-related blog posts of the past year. We hope you can find a few helpful tips to incorporate into your lifestyle in 2019!

Resolve to Eat Healthier

It’s the time of year when many of us look back at the past month’s holiday parties and family get-togethers and think,

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| Posted On Dec 05, 2018 | By:

Aspirin: Sorting out the Facts for Cardiovascular Protection

Although traditionally used as a pain and fever reliever, aspirin has also been used for decades to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, if you have seen or heard any of the recent news headlines, you may be questioning whether or not you should be taking a daily aspirin for heart protection.

A trio of recently published clinical studies (ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE) calls into question the benefits of aspirin use for cardiovascular protection and highlights the possible risks associated with its use.

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| Posted On Dec 03, 2018 | By:

When Getting Pregnant Doesn’t Happen Easily

Many women can spend up to two decades of their life trying not to get pregnant. When the time comes that they decide that they do want to have a baby, it can come as a shock that pregnancy may not happen as easily as they thought it would. Conceiving a baby is typically not as simple as just discontinuing your birth control and then getting pregnant the next month. It can take time for your body to regulate once you stop birth control pills.

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| Posted On Nov 13, 2018 | By:

Back to Breakfast Basics

Many people avoid eating breakfast, explaining “I don’t have time in the morning” or “I want more sleep” or “I’m not hungry.” But did you know that eating breakfast may help you feel better, improve your mood and increase your energy? According the National Registry of Weight, among individuals that have lost 30lbs. and have kept it off for more than a year, 78% of them eat breakfast daily. Breakfast may help with weight loss by preventing you to overeat at other times of the day,

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| Posted On Oct 24, 2018 | By:

When to Seek Medical Care for the Flu

The chances are pretty good that you’ve either seen or heard the message that, if you haven’t already done so, you should get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Although getting vaccinated doesn’t completely eliminate the risk that you’ll catch the flu, flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness and prevents millions of people from flu illness and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. Flu vaccination has also been shown to reduce the severity of illness.  

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| Posted On Sep 27, 2018 | By:

Healthy Snacking for Kids

Back to school is definitely in full swing. In addition to figuring out the new routines and schedules, many parents know it’s also time to get organized about after school snacks. Many of my patient’s parents struggle to help their children reach their goals for eating the right amount of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy. Snacks can be a great way to provide these nutrient-rich foods and play a very important role in meeting kids’ nutritional needs.

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| Posted On Aug 22, 2018 | By:

What You Need to Know about Breast Health

As a radiologist and a breast imaging expert, I am thrilled about the amount of solid study and research into breast health that is occurring these days. But with so many studies and so much data, the “latest news” can sound as if it contradicts the previous news, and women are understandably confused. I worry that women may not seek the care they need when they need it. Good breast care is a 3-part process: doing your own breast exam once a month,

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| Posted On Aug 15, 2018 | By:

Keeping Your Vision as You Age

There are some things about aging that are inevitable. Your hearing decreases with age, and while limiting exposure to loud sounds can prevent some loss, you cannot prevent it all. Therefore, it might seem logical to assume that your ability to see 20/20 would also decrease with age, but this is not necessarily the case! If you cannot see at 20/20 vision, regardless of age, your eye doctor should determine why. Decreased vision can happen due to changes that occur anywhere from the front of the eye (cornea) to the inside back of the eye (retina) or by changes in the visual system of the brain.

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| Posted On Aug 02, 2018 | By:

National Sandwich Month: Try a New Twist on an Old Staple

Although we don’t know exactly why August became National Sandwich Month, the “invention” of the sandwich is pretty well agreed upon by historians. John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had a fondness for gambling. He was known to be so enthralled in his gaming that he rejected a dinner break in favor of 2 pieces of bread with meat stuffed in the middle. This happened in 1762, and the sandwich was born – a convenient source of sustenance then,

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| Posted On Jul 17, 2018 | By:

Eating Right for Healthy Kidneys

Have you ever stopped to think how important your kidneys are to long-term health? Kidneys are vital organs that usually fly under the radar when we think about a healthy lifestyle. Many key functions in our body depend upon our kidneys including:

  • Removing waste and extra fluid as urine
  • Balancing electrolytes, like sodium and potassium
  • Producing red blood cells
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Controlling pH balance
  • Making an active form of Vitamin D to support bone health

Nearly 1 in 7 Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD),

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