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Lessons Learned From Living With Celiac Disease

When my daughter, Danielle, was first diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of six, I was petrified. Now, almost three years later, I’m learning the ropes and can explain it better to others. The top things I’ve learned about living with the condition are: Going gluten-free isn’t a fad; for people with celiac disease, [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|

7 Ways to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

The traditional Thanksgiving meal served today looks quite a bit different than the first celebration years ago. Instead of turkey being the center attention, pilgrims and Native Americans feasted on dishes such as deer and seafood. Side dishes were simpler and included plain cranberries and blueberries, not the sugar-rich cranberry sauce served today. Have a [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|

Low Patient Awareness Hinders Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 30 years after Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, October has become synonymous with early breast cancer detection and treatment. Breast cancer mortality declined 39% in the U.S. from 1989-2015, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The incidence of breast cancer in men is rare compared to the incidence in women, with [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|

The Mediterranean Diet: A Classic Diet That Packs a Big Punch

With countless diets competing for our attention, it can be hard to distinguish one diet from another, let alone know what healthful eating looks like. Believe it or not, one of the diets that promotes heart health and weight loss is also one of the oldest. What’s the Mediterranean Diet? From the depths of Italy [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Old Gracefully

Watching the number of candles on the birthday cake multiply each year isn’t easy. Getting older may bring new challenges, but it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits that can help you grow old gracefully. Three Meritas Health doctors share what works, whether you’re 25 or 75. Keep Moving “Patients always ask me for [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|
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