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Women’s National Health and Fitness Day: The Importance of Fitness
September 28, 2022

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day: The Importance of Fitness

By Roni Laytin, NASM CPT, NASM CES, AFAA GFI

September 28th is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. This topic covers attention brought to the obvious basics such as annual breast and gynecological exams, following up with your primary care provider, debunking myths around certain health issues such as getting vaccines when pregnant, or bras causing breast cancer. However, seeing as we’re nearing Halloween season, this article is going to touch on a topic

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What You Need To Know About Heat-Related Illnesses
August 30, 2022

What You Need To Know About Heat-Related Illnesses

According to the CDC, approximately 700 people succumb to extreme heat each year1. Dr. Eugene Park, an emergency department physician at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, warns of the risk of exposure to extreme heat and shares symptoms, treatment, and prevention tips for heat-related illnesses.

What is heat-related illness?
Heat-related illness is a spectrum of illness caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures. Two terms that should not be used interchangeably

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What Your Nails Tell You About Your Overall Health
July 12, 2022

What Your Nails Tell You About Your Overall Health

It is important to keep your fingernails healthy for more than just cosmetic reasons. Your fingernails can provide clues to your overall health and signal any health issues. Gabriela Czapek, Registered Dietitian at CHA HPMC, explains by answering some common questions.

Is it common for diseases and conditions to affect your nails? If so, can you share examples of how they’d change your nails?
It is quite common for nails to be

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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Blood Sugar Spike
April 11, 2022

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Blood Sugar Spike

Blood sugar, also known as glucose, is an important source of energy for your body. Frequent changes in blood sugar levels may put you at a higher risk of health complications. Healthy, balanced diet plays a significant role in managing your blood sugar levels. Olivia Marrone, Registered Dietitian at CHA HPMC, shares tips to prevent high blood sugar levels.

  • Include protein with every meal: Including a lean protein source with every meal
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5 Best Immune Boosting Foods, According to Nutrition Expert
March 29, 2022

5 Best Immune Boosting Foods, According to Nutrition Expert

Certain foods can help strengthen your immune system and getting a variety of these foods and nutrients in your diet can help maintain health and wellness. Olivia Marrone, Registered Dietitian, shares some of the best foods to support healthy immunity.

  • Nuts: Nuts are high in iron, zinc, and magnesium, which are vital for the synthesis and function of immune cells. Certain nuts, such as walnuts, can also contain high levels of antioxidants, which
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