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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

As the summer sun heats the Northern Hemisphere, getting enough water can be difficult. Recommendations for the amount of water you should drink have changed. Instead of the 8 glasses of water a day, the guidance now is to follow your body’s signals that it needs water–thirst. And take note of the color of your urine, if your urine is dark, you...

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Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for the Summer

Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for the Summer

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Looking for some delicious and cool recipes for the summer? Try these two diabetes-friendly recipes from Diabetic Living[1]. Recipes: Berry-Mint Kefir Smoothies 1 cup low fat plain kefir 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1/4 cup orange juice 1-2 Tbsp. fresh mint 1Tbsp honey Combine kefir, berries, juice, mint to taste and honey in a blender Smoothies can keep for...

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Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Blog, Colorectal cancer | 1 comment

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Oncology (JAMA) contains an exciting strategy (made possible again by all the work of the Human Genome Project) for treatment decision making and finding recurrences earlier for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Treatment involves...

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Early Human Migration, Illness and Blood Types

Early Human Migration, Illness and Blood Types

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Have you ever wondered about blood types? When I was in 5th grade, I needed a science experiment and obtained a kit to test my classmates blood types. They had to lance their own fingers for two drops of blood and conveniently dripped upon a glass slide. By adding a drop full of antibodies to Type A blood in one drop and, in the other, antibodies to Type B...

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