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  • Healthier Eating September 11, 2021

    How to Pare Down Protein & Cut Back Carbs

    Inspired by a belief that our diets can be redefined to integrate both healthier eating and environmental responsibility, Menus of Change encourages a meaningful “flip” in the emphasis on animal proteins and highly processed carbohydrates to an emphasis on highly appealing alternatives.

    Menus of Change, ...

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  • COVID-19 and The Road Ahead September 11, 2021

    From Boosters & Breakthroughs to Vaccines & Variants: Where Do We Go From Here?

    The following reflects an 8/24/2021 discussion; please check the CDC website for real-time updates as the situation continues to evolve.

    Their answers may not land lightly, but epidemiologist Jodie Guest, PhD, and drug development expert Continue Reading

  • Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation September 11, 2021

    Pandemic Sparks Promising Future for Clinical Trial Speed and Flexibility

    Like wartime medicine, the pandemic inspires and challenges medical innovation.

    The silver lining of the pandemic is the reinvigorated sense of urgency breaking down
    cumbersome and expensive barriers to the FDA’s phased approval process. While the research- lab-to-patient-arm trials for the highly successful COVID-19 ...

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  • A Message from Dr. Rick Larew August 16, 2021

    Wanted: A COVID-19 Booster Vaccine!

    I have received several recent inquiries regarding the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine booster. People are asking: Can I get a booster? Should I get a booster? Who was just approved for another dose? I share the latest information below.

    First, some background to help put this in context. Operation Warp Speed ...

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  • Keep it Moving! But Is 10,000 Steps A Day The Right Goal? July 28, 2021

    Are 12,000 steps better, or will 6,000 work equally well?

    From casual strollers in the park to purposeful striders in the mall, armed with phones, watches, wearables or pedometers, walkers are everywhere, tracking their daily tallies to ...

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  • New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations June 23, 2021

    Spotlighting Both Challenges and Progress

    This winter the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its new Lung Cancer screening recommendations, lowering both the starting age and pack-year criteria. Previously, low-dose computed tomography screening was advised for adults age 55 to 77 years with a 30 pack-year history of smoking who are current ...

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  • A Quick Guide to Seasonal Allergies June 22, 2021

    Pollen, Grass, Ragweed and Mold spores

    For more than 24 million Americans, the flowering trees and mild weather of spring and summer, signals another allergy season in full bloom. The cause: substances such as pollen, grass, ragweed and mold spores enter the body and are mistakenly identified as a threat by the immune system, triggering a ...

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  • The Art of Cooking Without Sugar June 22, 2021

    A Chef’s Tasteful Look at Taking Sugar Off the Table

    In part two of our series with professional chef Stan Hodes, he shares some artful substitutes, both natural and man-made, to sweeten up recipes without dipping into the sugar bowl.

    “It’s almost impossible to eliminate sugar completely because it appears, sometimes stealthily, in just ...

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  • 4.13.21 J&J Vaccine Update April 14, 2021

    As news regarding the J&J vaccine has changed significantly since our COVID-19 Vaccine Update posted on 3.24.21, we offer the  following link to today’s Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Please continue to check the CDC website for the latest vaccine information.

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  • Tipping Point: Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise March 30, 2021

     

    Much of life is a balancing act… from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute ...

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