Expert Health Articles

  • App Your Way to Nutrition
    Many people have nutrition goals they would like to meet. These can be anything from weight loss to following a specific diet due to disease. With today’s technology meeting our nutrition goals is made a lot easier. The apps described in this article are all available to download and can be useful tools when trying to meet goals.
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  • Vasectomy Options/No-Needle, No-Scalpel Procedure
    Vasectomy is a reliable form of contraception that cuts the pipeline that transports sperm from the testicles to the semen. This is the most effective, permanent option for birth control available to men. In fact, the risk of conceiving a child after vasectomy is less than 0.05%.
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  • Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats
    Fat tends to get a bad rap when it comes to food, but that should not be the case. Fat helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals and also provides energy for the body to use.
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  • Infant Jaundice
    Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby’s skin and eyes that results from an excess of bilirubin. It is a common condition in babies born before 38 weeks gestation and in some breastfed babies.
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  • Importance of Ergonomics
    Habits formed in our daily activities, like staring at the computer or slouching in a chair, can create painful body conditions. By practicing good ergonomic techniques, these conditions can be helped or even prevented.
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  • Are X-rays Safe in Pregnancy?
    Receiving an X-ray means that you will be exposed to a very small amount of radiation, but it does not increase your risk for birth defects or miscarriage.
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  • Importance of Sleep
    There are many factors that influence how much sleep we do or do not get, but studies suggest that people today are receiving less sleep than ever before.
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  • Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods
    The word “organic” primarily refers to the way farmers grow and process their food including fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy products. Many customers choose organic over non-organic because of the health and environmental benefits it provides.
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  • FODMAPs
    FODMAPs is an umbrella term that includes simple sugars that are poorly absorbed and rapidly fermented by the gut. When you consume foods that are high in FODMAPs, it leads to the classic symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
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