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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment

Cancer — the word alone has the power to make people feel overwhelmed, scared, and helpless. The diagnosis comes with uncomfortable long treatments, pain, and the constant worry about what’s going to happen next. Will you be able to beat it? Is there anything you can do to improve the odds? Is there anything anyone […]

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Top 5 Wellness Apps for 2020

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE and Allie Bourgeois (Dietetic Intern)   Here are our top 5 wellness apps to keep you on track with all of your goals this New Year:   HabitMinder: HabitMinder is an app that allows you to turn your to-do list into good habits.  This is one way […]

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How to Talk to Someone About Your Mental Health Issues

How to Talk to Someone About Your Mental Health Issues

Talking about mental health issues is often considered taboo — which usually results in the person feeling isolated. But, the reality is that nearly one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness. Speaking about these conditions is essential to establish healthy relationships, as well as to obtain proper treatment. Since bringing up the […]

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5 Healthy Gift Ideas for less than $20 

Written by: Allie Bourgeois, Dietetic Intern & Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   What better gift is there than the gift of good health? Here are our top 5 healthy gift ideas for everyone on your list, that will not break the bank!  Water Bottle Staying hydrated can help balance your blood sugars, relieve […]

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When To See A Doctor About Your Depression

When to See a Doctor About Your Depression

No matter who you are, every single person experiences sadness or bouts with what they consider to be depression at some point. It could happen after a big life-altering event, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. While feeling down over these events […]

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World Diabetes Day

Blog by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme is Family and Diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to promote the impact of diabetes on the family and offer more information on education and ways to support those affected and their families.  In 2018, […]

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HIV and the Eye

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation As we know, HIV causes a breakdown of your body’s immune system. This means that all areas of the body are vulnerable to infection. This includes the eye. People with HIV who are otherwise in good health will likely not have eye […]

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Why You Should Schedule An Annual Physical

Why You Should Schedule an Annual Physical

How often do you go to the doctor? If you’re like most Americans, chances are that you don’t often put it at the top of your list of priorities. While it may seem like a waste of time and resources to schedule a medical visit if you’re not currently sick, there are several benefits for doing […]

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