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Allyn Mahowald RDN

Quit munching mindlessly, start snacking sensibly

Posted by Allie Mahowald, registered dietitian
April 24, 2015

When snacking is done correctly, it can give you a boost of energy between meals, help meet nutrient needs for the day and help keep hunger at bay to prevent overeating at the next meal. And managing your hunger can help you maintain a healthy weight and reach weight-loss goals.

Resource Center(s): Nutrition

Seanna Thompson MD

Exercise during pregnancy: Safe and beneficial

Posted by Seanna Thompson, M.D.
April 22, 2015

Pregnancy might seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You may feel more tired than usual, your back might ache and your ankles might be swollen. But there's more to pregnancy and exercise than skipping it entirely. Unless you're experiencing serious complications, sitting around won't help. In fact, pregnancy can be a great time to get active — even if you haven't exercised in a while.

Resource Center(s): Exercise and Fitness, Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael Roskos MD

Manage your risk of carotid artery disease

Posted by Michael Roskos, M.D.
April 20, 2015

Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits, or plaques, clog the blood vessels that send blood to your brain and head, which are your carotid arteries. This blockage in blood vessels increases your risk of stroke — a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or seriously reduced.

Resource Center(s): Men's Health, Stroke Awareness, Women's Health

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