Browsing All posts tagged under »Nutrition«

Eating Healthy While on Vacation

July 3, 2013

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This guest post was contributed by Cole Millen.  Cole is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”  Follow his blog at Cole’s Mill. How to Maintain a Healthy Diet on a Family Vacation Whether it is the call of the glorious sunshine […]

Talking About Obesity

December 27, 2012

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During my family medicine rotation, I noticed the physicians I worked with focused more time on weight management than in any other outpatient clinic I had worked in.  Recently, while on a less demanding elective, I decided to conduct my own observational study.  How often, and with what prompting, do physicians address their patients’ weight? […]

Time Out – Does Milk Ruin Tea Time?

September 22, 2012

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For centuries, certain cultures have customarily added milk to fresh-brewed tea – but in recent years, scientists in laboratories around the world have been “hotly” debating whether this seemingly-benign practice may actually inhibit some of the already well-established health benefits of tea drinking. The topic arose recently in the oncology clinic (of all places), when […]

Childhood Obesity: The Elephant in the Room

March 30, 2012

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Since March is National Nutrition Month, and because I’m still on my pediatrics clerkship, I thought “What better time to write about childhood obesity?” In recent years, childhood overweight and obesity statistics have received a good deal of media attention, but this has done little to slow their rise.  Data from the National Health and […]

Why Doctors Don’t Know Nutrition

November 20, 2011

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As I’ve alluded to in the past, the study of medicine can be overwhelming.  We’ve simply discovered too much for one person to master completely.  This is the challenge medical educators are tasked with – what’s so important that it must be allotted time in the brief 2 years of dedicated book learning doctors-to-be receive? […]

Steps to Prevent Diabetes

October 8, 2011

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I recently took care of a patient who, very unfortunately, had undiagnosed type II diabetes and presented in a state known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) – his blood sugar on presentation was ~1,000 mg/dL.  HHNS is a very serious complication of untreated diabetes, but can happen to any type II diabetic with poor […]

5 Super Foods for Super Heart Health

July 22, 2011

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This guest post was written by Ashley from Long Island Heart Associates. For questions about heart health and aging, contact a local cardiologist today. It is an unfortunate misconception that foods must either taste good or be good for you. While some kids may turn their noses up at anything green on the dinner table, […]