Hypertension 101

Anyone who has been to a doctor’s visit has likely had to put their arm in a blood pressure cuff and sit quietly while a healthcare practitioner squeezed the cuff tighter and tighter on their upper arm. With the release of the pressure of the cuff, the practitioner reads off a number – something like …

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome (METS) is one of the most common diseases in the United States. As a matter of fact, it is the occurrence of three or more—out of a possible five—conditions that are active at the same time. If you’re curious to know more about METS, how and if it impacts you, keep reading. What …

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Iron and Pregnancy

What can I eat to get enough Iron while pregnant? Even as a registered dietitian, I found it difficult to always remember how much my own body was changing on the inside when it was pregnant. I was acutely aware of how my body looked on the outside and how I was growing into a …

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The Basics of Lupus

Autoimmune disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society. And lupus is among the most popular. If you, or someone you know, has this disease, here is some important information that will help you understand a lot of what life with lupus can bring. Knowing even the basics can help make lupus management …

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Diabetes 101

Does it seem like everywhere you turn you hear the word “diabetes?” It’s mentioned frequently in doctors’ offices, on social media, and even in our day-to-day conversations. But, what exactly is diabetes? Can you catch it? What does someone with diabetes eat or avoid? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, keep reading. …

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