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Your diabetes secret weapon: A good night’s sleep

The latest National Sleep Foundation poll finds that most of us don’t get the amount of sleep needed for good daily health, safety and optimum performance in life. For those with diabetes or prediabetes, lack of sleep is even more common—and more detrimental. Poor sleep and sleep disorders are especially prevalent, with insomnia (difficulty falling …

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Training the doctors of tomorrow: How I became a “pretend patient”

Growing up in Northern California, I had my heart set on Hollywood: acting for the camera in big-budget films and on the stage before sold-out theaters—all with a dash of fame, though not too much. Sounds reasonable, right? Truth be told, what I truly loved and desired was the impact of performance. How a properly …

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Intuitive Eating 101: How to break up with diet culture

Let’s talk about intuitive eating. (Never heard of it? Jump over to this article on what intuitive eating is and then come back.) Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Intuitive Eating is broken down into 10 guiding principles, plus some …

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How electrophysiology has revolutionized care for heart rhythm disorders

Many patients diagnosed with arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) are referred to an electrophysiologist for evaluation and treatment. You may find yourself asking, “What is an electrophysiologist and what do they do?” As an EP—the term commonly used to refer to electrophysiology—I often find myself describing my specialty to patients and explaining to them how I might …

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6 ways to support your loved one with diabetes

About 1 in 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes and there is a good chance you have at least one friend or family member affected. Whether they are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, they need your love, friendship and support. Successfully managing diabetes requires constant decision-making because so many factors impact …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to know if it’s time for surgery

For people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there are days it can be hard to live a normal life. IBD symptoms can interfere with the ability to work, go to school or just enjoy sports or other recreational activities. Many people give up and just stay at home because they have to be close …

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Common knee injuries and how you can avoid them

From young athletes to older adults, knee injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries we treat. When you’re on your feet, your knees take on the load of your weight. This pressure and stress can make your knees more prone to injury, especially compared to other joints like the wrist or elbow.   …

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So, you think your child has pink eye. Now what?

When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. After all, pink eye is extremely contagious. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always …

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Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t

Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive eating is All …

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6 things you can do in the MyBSWHealth app

With all the other responsibilities filling your plate and your schedule, keeping up with doctor’s appointments, test results and prescriptions can be a challenge. But your healthcare should be one thing you don’t have to stress over. With the MyBSWHealth app, you can manage your whole family’s care in one place — all from your …

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