COVID-19: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

    Turn on any news channel or browse any website and you’ll see people talking about it — the coronavirus. There are articles written about it, bans on travel because of it, and even memes poking fun of it, but the real question on your mind is whether or not you should be worried. What are […]

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is “Eat Right Bite by Bite”. I consistently tell my patients that living a healthy lifestyle is a journey and not something that can be accomplished in one day or even a week. I encourage my patients to make small steps to improve their nutrition every […]

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SHF 2020 Coronavirus Screening

Are you currently experiencing these symptoms (flu like symptoms)? Please check all that apply:⬜ Fever ⬜ Cough ⬜ SoreThroat ⬜ Shortness of Breath Have you been exposed to anyone that has been self-isolating for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?⬜ YES Where______________________Date________________________⬜ NO Have you been to any areas where the virus has been diagnosed in the population?⬜ YES⬜ […]

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Sweet Treats To Keep You On Track

Sweet treats to keep you on track Sugar cravings are extremely common and can sometimes get in the way of our health goals. Reaching for something fruity may be helpful to take the edge off during these strong cravings! Whole fruit is naturally sweet and full of nutrients. By eating more fruit, you will increase […]

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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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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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National Guacamole Day – September 16th

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   National Guacamole Day – September 16th What a great day to celebrate such an amazing green food! National Guacamole Day is a day devoted to praising the nutritional benefits of avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole. Avocados are rich in folate, fiber, antioxidants and potassium. In […]

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It’s Game Time!

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Fall is upon us and that means the start of the football season is here too!  The fall season and football just go together and so does tailgating. When most people think of tailgate food, unhealthy food comes to mind.  I challenge you to bring a […]

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