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How to host a healthy holiday

December 11, 2018
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Here’s how to host a healthy holiday get-together without overindulging.

8 ways to ensure a GERD-free holiday feast

November 27, 2018

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If you eat smart (and chew gum!), it can help you avoid post-meal acid reflux.

If you have diabetes, do you need weight loss surgery?

November 20, 2018

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Bariatric procedures may be helpful for certain people with type 2 diabetes.

Breastmilk basics: does diet really matter?

October 30, 2018
Certain foods, diets, medications, and more can influence breastmilk production, and every lactating mother should know what foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding.

Certain foods, diets, medications, and more can influence breastmilk production, and every lactating mother should know what foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding.

Is eating sugar-free worth it?

October 02, 2018
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The benefits of a sugar-free diet range from very important to highly recommended for those who want to avoid or manage sugar-sensitive chronic conditions like prediabetes or diabetes later in life.

Hepatitis C and liver disease—should you be concerned?

July 24, 2018

The dramatic increase in death rates from liver cancer are due to a perfect storm of an aging baby boomer population with hepatitis C, the rapid rise in the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the ongoing risk of liver cancer among patients with alcoholic liver disease.

4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

July 06, 2018
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How do you plan on keeping fit and maintaining a somewhat normal diet on a road filled with diners, drive-through’s, and zero access to your personal trainer?

Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018

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The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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