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Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?

When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.

Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut Diet”, “Cayenne Pepper Diet” and the huge following of the “Atkins Diet” were considered mainstream; losing weight through eating a healthy well-balanced diet seemed juvenile.   But to me, the word diet  implies something unhealthy, and temporaryContinue reading

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Planning and follow-up care are critical in hospital stays/ Paula’s Healthy Living

Being admitted to a hospital can be a stressful and expensive experience.  It is one place that most patients would like to leave quickly, with good results.  But one in six Medicare patients are readmitted within a month of being discharged (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice).  What can be done to prevent this re-admittance?  Planning and diligent follow-up care are critical

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