Wellness

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Diabetes and Nutrition

Diabetes and Nutrition

National Diabetes Awareness Month—Nutrition and Diabetes Diabetes is rather prevalent in the United States, affecting approximately 30 million individuals. Shockingly, 7 million of these individuals are not even aware that they have the disease. As the seventh...

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Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

Sharon McLemore RN MSN NP-C I’m often asked if one can safely get pregnant after bariatric surgery.  The short answer is, yes.  It’s not unusual for women with obesity-related infertility problems, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to start ovulating...

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Hydration: Why is it important?

Hydration: Why is it important?

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60-70% water which is lost through normal daily activities such as breathing, sweating and in human waste.  Water keeps us hydrated and must be replenished every day for the body to function properly. A minimum of 64 ounces...

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What is Iron?

What is Iron?

What is Iron? Iron is a mineral, and its main purpose is to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so cells can produce energy. It is crucial to have iron so that your body can create these healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is...

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Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars

Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars

By: Cecilia V Sanchez MS RDN LD A popular topic has become sugar in foods and beverages, but the way in which this topic is discussed in the media is not always accurate. Many times the definition of sugar is not explained nor the different types that exist. Sugar...

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What’s the Deal with Fad Diets?

What’s the Deal with Fad Diets?

With the holidays over and a new year in full swing, many people want to get healthy and lose weight. With so many different diet options out there, it can be difficult to sift through and find something that is sustainable and will create long term, positive...

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Setting Successful Goals

Setting Successful Goals

Aleisha Green, L.V.N.  Waco Clinical Coordinator Happy New Year everyone! Now that the New Year is here let’s talk about those resolutions that we all say we are going to keep and never do. Personal Successful Goal Setting is like a new year’s resolution, it’s...