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Extreme Calorie Consciousness
September 17, 2012 3:33 PM by Robin Hocevar
This fall, nutrition advocacy is hot. Last week, McDonald's announced a move to post calorie information on their menu at an earlier date than required by the federal health care bill. In the same timeframe, New York City's Board of Health officially Read More...
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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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Table for Two at the Hospital
August 1, 2011 9:45 AM by Stacey Miller
During winter and summer breaks from college, I worked in the kitchen of the hospital in my hometown. Once I was done delivering carts filled with patients’ breakfast and lunch to their respective floor, I’d grab my own meal from the cafeteria. Usually Read More...
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Body Image & the Young
July 5, 2011 5:25 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
A couple of weeks ago I turned on Good Morning America while getting ready for work and was struck by a report about Taylor, a 6-year-old girl in Houston who had come home from school and asked her mother why her tummy was so fat. "A girl in the bathroom Read More...
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Sharing Medical Costs With Strangers, Sort Of
June 1, 2011 3:19 PM by Barbara Mercer
In case you haven’t heard, unless you don’t have insurance through an employer that offsets the cost, it can be very expensive (and even then, it can be pricey). For people requiring treatments or medications for chronic conditions, expenses can quickly Read More...
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Not So Sweet?
May 3, 2011 4:21 PM by Candy Goulette
Last year, through a combination of hard work and no food, I was able to lose 60 pounds. I was lighter than I had been in years and felt great. I got rid of all my “fat” clothes and got some new duds more fitting for the, well, more fit me. Unfortunately, Read More...
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Soul Searching
March 11, 2011 8:46 AM by Barbara Mercer
Whether you are religious, faithful or spiritual, completely or in fits and starts, some sincere self-discipline can go a long way toward creating a feeling of accomplishment. But does self-discipline mean avoiding sweets and walking each day? Could it Read More...
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Weighty Issues
March 1, 2011 2:35 PM by Friedman Diana
In February, city officials from Newark, NJ, (many of them overweight or obese) got on a scale…in front of the entire community. I know, I know, why would someone do such a thing? Well, it wasn’t part of some exhibitionist fantasy; rather it was sense Read More...
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Are You 'Really' Allergic to That?
January 17, 2011 10:16 AM by Joe Darrah
If you're one of the 30 percent of Americans who “claims” to have a specific food allergy, a new report may be enticing enough to convince you to be retested to ensure you “really” are allergic to those foods you're avoiding. According to the report “Guidelines Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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Facing the Future
January 6, 2010 11:45 AM by Candy Goulette
In the movies, 2010 has been portrayed as a year of odyssey, finding answers to difficult questions and then finding a way to work together with others toward a common goal. That view sums up my entire list of New Year's resolutions this year, and if Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 4
August 27, 2009 8:50 AM by Valerie Newitt
Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up. "The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women" is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 3
August 20, 2009 8:47 AM by Valerie Newitt
Another visit with the former football coach-turned-diet cheerleader is in the bag. And in one week of following his advice of (1) chew, chew, chew, and (2) drink, drink, drink (water only!) -- four pounds disappeared . That doesn't exactly make me the Read More...
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Take It Off, Take It All Off
July 29, 2009 8:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
Relax, the headline was meant only to get your attention. What I want all of us to take off is extra poundage. And yes, I know, I know... you don't want to hear one more holier-than-thou voice saying "you really ought to lose some weight..." or "you have Read More...
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