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Eating disorders and diabetes: Why your relationship with food matters

Did you know eating disorders are more common among people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? When you think about the weight loss and diet obsessed world we live in, it’s no wonder. From societal pressure to lose weight, to fears around certain foods and the emotional burden of living with diabetes, there …

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Keeping knee ligaments in line: 4 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury

The most common knee injuries orthopedic specialists see in many types of sports are ligament sprains, ligament tears, meniscus tears, dislocations and fractures. These types of injuries typically occur in younger athletes as a result of sports-related contact, falls, twisting or pivoting motions. However, these injuries can also occur in non-athletes—also often as a result …

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Meal timing with diabetes: Why when you eat matters (not just what)

COVID-19 has changed the way we eat. Over a year into the pandemic and 72% of Americans say they’re still making at least one change in the food they eat or the way they source or prepare it. As someone with prediabetes or diabetes, you have likely heard this: what you eat has a dramatic …

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12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations

We’ve all experienced conversations that didn’t quite go according to plan. You probably thought things through, approached the conversation with good intentions and phrased things in a way you thought would make sense, so what went wrong? Here’s the thing. Communication is deeper than words. Many things can impact our ability to effectively communicate, such …

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Why more women end up needing knee replacement surgery than men

While it is not uncommon for a particular medical condition or treatment to impact men and women at different rates, you are probably not aware that knee replacement is among them. You may be surprised to learn that it is women who require knee replacement more often than men. Not only do I know this …

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Beyond the BMI: Is it time to redefine what “healthy” means?

Maybe you’ve heard of the body positive or weight neutral movement that has been gaining momentum in social media in the last couple years. Health at Every Size means exactly how it sounds: moving toward the idea of exploring health for all bodies without weight loss, advocating for proper care regardless of one’s size and …

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Child Physicals vs. Child Well Visits: What’s the difference? (And why they both matter)

This time of year, my office tends to see parents making appointments for child Physicals when really, they need a Well Visit, and vice-versa. That’s because there are some similarities between the two: both are visits for kids who appear healthy. They also both involve a physical exam. But really, that’s about where the overlap ends.  …

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Back to school anxiety? Signs your child is struggling and 3 ways you can help

This time of year, I see a lot of kids struggling with the jitters. Sometimes, that back-to-school nervousness can get pretty serious. It’s understandable—this time of year can be unsettling for kids. They have to think about their new workload, making friends, new teachers, testing, and sports or activities. On top of all this, nearly …

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Your collaborative care team: Partnering for the good of patients

Have you ever decided to schedule a doctor’s appointment and been given the option to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant sooner? Trusting a medical professional is an important decision. That’s why it is vital to understand how a collaborative care team operates, so you can rest easy knowing your health is in good …

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