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Coffee: The Great Weight Debate
For decades, diet pills with a heavy concentration of caffeine have been on the market. Gabriela Czapek, Registered Dietitian (RD) at CHA HPMC had some very insightful information for us regarding caffeine’s molecular makeup and whether or not it can truly help folks slim down.
To what extent does coffee aid in weight loss?
Caffeine may act as a diuretic, leading to loss of water stored in the body. Fluid loss
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
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
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
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