Expert Health Articles

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  • Meatless Meals - The Power of Plant Proteins
    Meatless meals or more commonly practiced as meatless Mondays, is the idea of going without meat for a day. The meatless Mondays campaign started in 2003 and has grown in popularity ever since. Choosing plant-based protein versus animal protein provides numerous health benefits, leaves more money in our wallets and creates a more sustainable food environment.
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  • What is Endometriosis?
    Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, is found outside the uterus.
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  • Living with Osteoarthritis
    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million Americans. Osteoarthritis frequently occurs in the hands, hips and knees. It is a degenerative joint disease also known as “wear and tear” in the joints. Osteoarthritis is caused by damaged cartilage tissue between bones and it usually develops slowly and gets worse over time. This may result in disability of one’s ability to perform daily activities. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain or aching of joints, stiff joints, swelling and decreased range of motion.
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  • Back to School with Food Allergies
    Preparing to go back to school can be filled with mixed emotions for parents of a child with a food allergy. This can be particularly anxiety-provoking for parents of kindergarteners or those attending a new school. Becoming familiar with the school’s food allergy policies and speaking with the school nurse can help set your mind at ease.
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  • Ultrasound in Pregnancy
    Pregnancy can be such an exciting time for a patient and their family. Many times patients can't wait to see their baby and have the gender revealed. The most common way we are able to accomplish this is through ultrasound. These ultrasounds can range from two-dimensional, three-dimensional or four-dimensional. A four-dimensional ultrasound is just a video of the three-dimensional images.
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  • Fecal Incontinence
    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing feces to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence, which is also referred to as bowel incontinence, ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
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  • Foodborne Botulism
    Summer brings many fun gatherings – graduations, weddings, parties and barbecues. Food safety is important for all these gatherings, and typically focuses on food preparation in the home. It is important to follow food safety instructions in the kitchen, especially when grilling and home-canning. Botulism has no smell or taste, so it is difficult to detect, but can be deadly. Therefore, it is important to learn how to prevent this foodborne illness.
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  • Zika Virus
    With the warmer weather returning, we will also see the return of mosquitoes. One of the newer diseases associated with mosquitoes is the Zika virus. Many areas in the United States have the type of mosquitoes that can spread Zika virus. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters but can also bite at night.
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