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  • Heart Month: Patient Education and Nutritious Recipes February 3, 2015

    heartFebruary is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is the result of heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.

    In an effort to ...

  • Winter 2015 newsletter January 30, 2015

    Please enjoy the winter 2015 newsletter featuring information on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Vitamin D and winter’s best vegetables.

    Click here to read / download the winter 2015 newsletter

  • Fall 2014 Newsletter November 7, 2014

    Please enjoy the fall 2014 newsletter which covers bloodwork, hearing loss and energy bars.

     Click here to read / download the fall 2014 newsletter

  • Smoothies: Nutrition That Goes Down Easy August 19, 2014

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    Freeze the fruit and boot up the blender—summer is the perfect time to develop a taste for smoothies. With the right ingredients, a day’s worth of vitamins and minerals can be packed into a remarkably healthy breakfast or working lunch. Smoothies can be found everywhere from juice bars to yogurt shops, ...

  • Prescriptions: Take Exactly as Directed August 19, 2014

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    Look inside your medicine cabinet at your prescription bottles and ask: Have I read the label, stickered warnings and instructions? Have I discarded medications past their expiration dates? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 80 percent of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. The ...

  • Calorie Counting: A Weigh In August 19, 2014

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    Conventional wisdom: a calorie is a calorie, and to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you expend. Fast forward to today: all calories are not created equal. What makes up that calorie is more important than the calorie itself, emphatically stated by Jim ...

  • Eating Patterns and Good Health July 16, 2014

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    For generations, people have considered two distinctly different questions about eating habits: which diet is healthiest versus which diet results in the greatest weight loss. It has long been thought that the Mediterranean approach to eating is healthy, and new research has given additional credence to this ...

  • Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar May 13, 2014

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    When you reach for the artificial sweetener, do you pick the pink, nab a yellow, prefer the blue or go green? The difference may be less important than you think. Each of the sweeteners contains a different FDA-approved main ingredient. For example, Sweet ‘N Low contains saccharin, ...

  • Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise May 13, 2014

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    Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady. This requires multiple systems in ...

  • Yogurt Culture January 27, 2014

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    Yogurt is recognized as a solid nutritional choice that delivers multiple benefits with each spoonful. It is made from pasteurized milk that has been fermented, and contains active cultures known as probiotics. Probiotics are live microbial food ingredients that, when ingested in sufficient quantities, provide notable ...