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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

By Charlyn Fargo Here’s yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods. New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who...

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Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

By Charlyn Fargo For those of us spending more time at home, the refrigerator may be a little too accessible, making it easier to snack a little more often. Whether we’re working from home or not, what we put into our bodies counts. And the little steps we take – or...

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Weight Gain Blues

Weight Gain Blues

By Charlyn Fargo As a nation, we continue to eat too much. That may not be surprising news to some of us. By 2030, just 10 short years away, nearly 1 out of every 2 adults in this country will have obesity, and nearly 1 in 4 adults will have severe obesity, according...

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Healthy on a Budget

Healthy on a Budget

With roughly 10% of the typical American paycheck spent on food, it’s easy to assume that eating healthy costs a bundle. I hear it often as I counsel patients. But research says otherwise.

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Let’s Talk About Cancer, Food and Exercise

Let’s Talk About Cancer, Food and Exercise

I often have clients come in asking what they should eat to prevent cancer. What’s important to prevent nearly any disease is a healthy diet. That translates to lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low-fat dairy. I’m not a proponent of eliminating any food group from your meals.

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