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Finding Your Healthy Weight: Why it Doesn’t Have to be a Mystery

What does it mean to be at a healthy weight? It's a question so many of us ponder, especially at this time of year. That's why the Healthy Weight Network created Healthy Weight Week, which occurs between January 19 and 25 this year. During this week, people celebrate ways to have a healthier life by implementing good eating and exercise habits. According to the Healthy Weight Network, this week "is a time to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent ea… [Read More]

“That Diet is a Fad Idea”…And Other Important Information about Diet Trends

Happy New Year! Or should I say "Happy New Diet?" Every year around this time, people adopt new diets as a part of their New Year's resolutions. However, by February, many of these people will have failed. But when we talk about a failed diet, we should consider more than just "why did I gain back the weight?" Some aspects of fad diets can be dangerous, and the health care industry (including providers and communicators) must remain diligent in ensuring that their patients have … [Read More]

How Health Care Providers Can Help Patients Manage Fear

Being diagnosed with a life-altering disease is no easy experience. In the case of cancer, fear is often one of the first things a person experiences upon receiving a diagnosis. There's a blank moment and then the realization of how one's life may change sinks in and fear takes over, often for a long time. Many people don't really recall what was said during the discussion after hearing the diagnosis. Communicating about fear is also no easy task. The diagnosis often indicates profou… [Read More]


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