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  • Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Registered dietitian Jennifer Troupe shares her insights on the benefits of following a vegetarian or vegan diet, along with some resources to get started.

  • Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    For some, the holidays are complicated because they’re missing a loved one who has died.

  • How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 2

    How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 2

    The second half of our interview with Dousedaicon family therapist Kathryn Anderson on teen depression.

  • How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    Family therapist Kathryn Anderson discusses the warning signs of teen depression, its prevalence and causes, and what we can do to help our teenagers prevent and work through it.

  • Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Parents who are thinking of getting their child a smartphone need to do some advance planning to make sure the whole family is ready for this new responsibility.

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  • Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    MINOCA heart attacks are different than typical ones caused by blocked arteries, and women are more susceptible to them.

  • A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    The holidays seem to cause a spike in heart attacks and strokes. Know the signs and symptoms so you can seek medical care immediately.

  • How to protect your family from food poisoning

    How to protect your family from food poisoning

    Equip yourself with the smarts to keep your family’s dinner table safe from germs and toxins that cause food poisoning.

  • When something seems fishy, don't get a pedicure

    When something seems fishy, don't get a pedicure

    Pedicures can pose risks if the proper precautions aren't taken.

  • Prostate surgery saves lives; advances curb incontinence and impotence

    Prostate surgery saves lives; advances curb incontinence and impotence

    Prostate cancer patients facing the likelihood of surgery can be offered encouraging news thanks to advancements in surgical techniques.

  • Alcohol is not healthy; if you drink, do so in moderation

    Alcohol is not healthy; if you drink, do so in moderation

    There is no recommended safe level of alcohol consumption, and people should not consume unhealthy calories in alcoholic drinks as a substitute for nutrient-dense calories from healthy foods.

  • Chicago shooting reminds us we can't be complacent about hospital violence

    Chicago shooting reminds us we can't be complacent about hospital violence

    Our hearts go out to our colleagues at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. The recent tragedy remind us we can't be complacent about workplace violence in the health care setting.

  • After a carpal tunnel diagnosis, several steps come before hand surgery

    After a carpal tunnel diagnosis, several steps come before hand surgery

    Activity modification and wrist splints are among the non-operative therapies a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome may try before considering hand surgery.

  • Why it helps to get a second opinion on cancer care

    Why it helps to get a second opinion on cancer care

    How to have all the information you need to get a cancer treatment plan you are comfortable with.

  • Nurse navigator: The person you need in your corner during breast cancer treatment

    Nurse navigator: The person you need in your corner during breast cancer treatment

    Nurse navigators provide resources and compassion as they guide cancer patients during a challenging time.

  • Bento box or power bowl your way to a slimmer body

    Bento box or power bowl your way to a slimmer body

    Homemade power bowls and bento boxes can be quick, easy ways to put together healthy meals.

  • "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    If you feel fatigued or stressed, don't rush out to buy licorice root or Siberian ginseng: see a health care provider who can tell you if you're suffering from a real disease.

  • Living our values in times of change

    In this rapidly changing world

  • Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    You can make a good, healthy oil into an unhealthy one if cooking it at the wrong temperature.

  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Dousedaicon registered dietitian Jill McCarty explains why eating breakfast every day is important and provides some healthy tips on when and what we should be eating.

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