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Healthier Eating

Healthier Eating

How to Pare Down Protein & Cut Back Carbs Inspired by a belief that our diets can be redefined to integrate both healthier eating and environmental responsibility, Menus of Change encourages a meaningful “flip” in the emphasis on animal proteins and highly processed carbohydrates to an emphasis on highly appealing alternatives. Menus of Change, a collaboration of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health […]

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COVID-19 and The Road Ahead

COVID-19 and The Road Ahead

From Boosters & Breakthroughs to Vaccines & Variants: Where Do We Go From Here? The following reflects an 8/24/2021 discussion; please check the CDC website for real-time updates as the situation continues to evolve. Their answers may not land lightly, but epidemiologist Jodie Guest, PhD, and drug development expert Michael Kinch, PhD, have been immersed in examining COVID-19 since its first stirrings in early 2020. […]

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Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation

Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation

Pandemic Sparks Promising Future for Clinical Trial Speed and Flexibility Like wartime medicine, the pandemic inspires and challenges medical innovation. The silver lining of the pandemic is the reinvigorated sense of urgency breaking down cumbersome and expensive barriers to the FDA’s phased approval process. While the research- lab-to-patient-arm trials for the highly successful COVID-19 vaccines famously moved the traditional pace to warp speed, other critical […]

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New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

Spotlighting Both Challenges and Progress This winter the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its new Lung Cancer screening recommendations, lowering both the starting age and pack-year criteria. Previously, low-dose computed tomography screening was advised for adults age 55 to 80 years with a 30 pack-year history of smoking who are current smokers or have quit within the past 15 years; now the USPSTF […]

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A Quick Guide to Seasonal Allergies

A Quick Guide to Seasonal Allergies

Pollen, Grass, Ragweed and Mold spores For more than 24 million Americans, the flowering trees and mild weather of spring and summer, signals another allergy season in full bloom. The cause: substances such as pollen, grass, ragweed and mold spores enter the body and are mistakenly identified as a threat by the immune system, triggering a variety of symptoms. We hope you find some comfort […]

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The Art of Cooking Without Sugar

The Art of Cooking Without Sugar

A Chef’s Tasteful Look at Taking Sugar Off the Table In part two of our series with professional chef Stan Hodes, he shares some artful substitutes, both natural and man-made, to sweeten up recipes without dipping into the sugar bowl. “It’s almost impossible to eliminate sugar completely because it appears, sometimes stealthily, in just about all foods,” says Chef Stan, “but there are many alternatives […]

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EMediHealth Article

Dr. Armellini wrote an interesting article for EMediHealth online magazine regarding thyroid issues. Please click below to reading the article. What Not to Do if You Have a Thyroid Problem

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Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’

Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development While the race to develop…

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Superfoods and Your Immune System

Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best…

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When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways? Like trying to define why some people are born to be joyful and others to play the role…

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