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Category: Diet and Health

Sep 29, 2017

Managing cholesterol with education, medication, diet, and exercise

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE LECTURE “TAKING THE DIE OUT OF DIET” Guest Speaker: Kim Williams, MD Chief of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:30 pm Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 525 Pine Street Scranton, PA For more information: 570-504-9685 tcmc.edu/PreventiveMed According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, “preventative medicine focuses on the […]

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Sep 11, 2017

What is all the fuss about sugar?

  You have probably noticed a lot of attention being paid to sugar lately. Even television star Ellen DeGeneres recently shared with her audience that she would be going on a “sugar cleanse.” I have had several patients and friends tell me the same thing. For 4-6 weeks these people decide to avoid all refined […]

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Oct 17, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TCMC “Health & Exercise Forum” - 3rd Monday of the Month Guest Columnist: Daniel Savaria, TCMC, MD2 Daniel Savaria of Collegeville is a second-year medical student at TCMC. He is a 2012 graduate of Muhlenberg College and received a master of biomedical science degree from TCMC in 2014. It is fair to say that most […]

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Jun 27, 2016

Hypertension pervasive but manageable

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), affects one in three adults (67 million people) in the USA. Unfortunately, only one-half of those with high blood pressure control the problem and, as a result, are at great risk for heart disease and stroke. Emergency rooms […]

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Mar 21, 2016

Prevent Colon Cancer

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! TCMC “Wisdom of Well-being” Guest Author: Christopher A. Peters, M.D, NROC/TCMC/NRCI Dr. Christopher Peters is a partner of Radiation Medicine Associates of Scranton (RAMAS) and serves as medical director of Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers (NROC). He is the director of clinical research at NROC, and serves as the Principal […]

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Mar 16, 2015

Control Menopause Symptoms Through Exercise

According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), 1.5 million American women reach menopause each year. The median age is 52, but some women will reach menopause as early as 40 or as late as 58. Recent research revealed that menopausal women who engaged in three hours of exercise per week for one full year […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Exercise to Enhance your DNA

Born on February 12, 1809, in the small town of Shrewsbury, England, Charles Darwin circumnavigated the globe on the HMS Beagle at the young age of 22 to make keen observations and document findings in unparalleled detail. He spent the next three decades analyzing his data to support a thesis and published his findings inarguably […]

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Aug 18, 2014

The Truth About Caffeine: Part 2 of 2

Common Misconceptions About Caffeine Caffeine is Not Addictive Caffeine can be habit-forming but it is not addictive. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse states that caffeine is considered to be a mild stimulant but does not have the qualities of addictive stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines. However, sudden abstinence from caffeine can produce […]

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Aug 11, 2014

The Truth About Caffeine: Part 1 of 2

Most of us are all too familiar with someone in our family or workplace that can be described as a hyperactive or high energy person. I am sure members of my family or coworkers in my office are thinking that this statement is a self-description. Consequently, based on doctor’s advice, it is best to limit […]

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Dec 24, 2012

Holiday Health Tips for Seniors

According to American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), seniors are considered those 50 years old and older! By this definition, as hard as it is to admit, I am a senior and as one, I offer holiday health tips for seniors. Overindulgence during the holidays causes many seniors make New Year's resolutions related to diet […]

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