10 Complications of Diabetes

By the time you finish reading this article, you will want to avoid diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you are over age 50, you will especially need to avoid getting Type II or adult diabetes. In 2015, there were an estimated 30.3 million in the US with diabetes, or 1 in 10 adults. That figure is an underestimation, as more than... Continue Reading →

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10 Health Benefits of the Low-Glycemic Diet

If you’re like the average (obese) American adult or child, your eating habits could change for the better. With 2018 upon us, it’s time to look at your waistline. Choosing foods with a low glycemic index means choosing fat mobilization and energizing yourself in many ways: Click here to continue reading my article via 10... Continue Reading →

Chronic Metabolic Syndrome is Killing US

Perhaps you have something called chronic metabolic syndrome. Don't wait until you are in the hospital to get the diagnosis. And if you have any type of chronic syndrome, including chronic pain, read on. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of problems that are associated with the oxidative stress of high blood pressure, obesity, huge abdominal girth, heart attack (the... Continue Reading →

What does ‘Iatrogenic’ Mean?

The etimology (origin) of the word, "iatrogenic" is from the Greek: iatros - physician genic - English iat·ro·gen·ic \  ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik adjective   Iatrogenic (Merriam-Webster) "induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures iatrogenically -ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb iatrogenicity - jə-ˈnis-ət-ē \ noun   In other words, the physician did it. Examples of Iatrogenic Events: George Washington was... Continue Reading →

What is a Diagnosis?

Lots of people want to know the definition of "diagnosis." Merriam-Webster.com puts "diagnosis" in the Top 10% of searches. "dia" in Greek means "apart." + "gignōskein" is "to recognize" or "to know" "gnō" is "to come to know," as in spiritually; = diagignōskein  - ‘distinguish, discern' DIAGNOSIS  Originating in modern Latin around 1675-85, this late 17th-century... Continue Reading →

7 Categories of Winter Squash

Squash is a fruit from the pumpkin family. It's relatives are the melon and cucumber. Zuccini is the Italian word for squash, which originated with American Indians. Great choice for health, Mom or Dad, teen! See the BONUS below! 7 Categories of Winter Squash: Pie.The pink banana squash is commonly sold in plastic wrap, cubed. Use... Continue Reading →

10 Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Going out to dinner? Check out the squash soup! And Wow! Is that really squash in the stew? If you want to eat for immunonutrition, you're off to a great start with organic winter squash. Once you know how valuable winter squash is for your healthy body, you'll be ordering differently on travels and outside meals.... Continue Reading →

#8. Teen Mindfulness: 10 Steps to Medical Independence

Your pediatrician knows that one day, your child will outgrow pediatric practice and ‘graduate’ to seeing an adolescent or adult physician. Perhaps your pediatrician already has added credentials in Board Certified Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. He or she may very well have specific recommendations on who the next doctor should be, based on your child's history... Continue Reading →

#7. Teen Mindfulness: 5 Types of Board Certified Doctors

Who should your teen see as her first independent doctor? Evidence shows that patients receive improved medical care from doctors that graduate with special certificates that make them American Board Certified. American Board Certification is a highly regarded certification to hold, as it is revered for all the additional training, clinical experience and knowledge on... Continue Reading →

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