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What Is the Keto Diet?
July 2, 2019

Keto Diet Series: What Is Keto Diet?

Posted by Liz Trondsen

Summer is here and it’s time for family picnics and backyard barbecue parties. As you treat yourself to summertime delicacies and desserts, it’s important to stay healthy and maintain your weight. With Keto diet, you can enjoy the summertime celebrations and feast on low-carb dishes.  In this 4-part series on Keto diet, CHA HPMC dietitians share everything you need to know about this diet. 

The Ketogenic diet is

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Men's Health Blog
June 21, 2019

Men’s Health Issues and How to Stay Healthy

Posted by Su Lee

June is Men’s Health Month highlighting common health issues in men while promoting healthy habits. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), men have shorter life expectancy compared to women1. We sat down with Thomas Horowitz, MD at CHA HPMC, to understand the key health risks faced by men and some essential habits to maintain lifelong health.

What are some of the major health risks

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Survive Ticks
June 13, 2019

Protect Yourself from Summer Tick Bites

Posted by Dr. Eugene Park

With summer fast approaching, everyone is making plans to camp and hike. You are all set to step out and enjoy the warm weather, and so are the tiny summer pests like ticks. Tickborne diseases are growing health concern in the United States during summer, and it is important to take steps to prevent these diseases.

What are ticks?
Ticks are tiny spiderlike creatures—hiding among grass, bushes,

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Being Prepared Can Help You and Your Family Survive a Disaster
June 6, 2019

Being Prepared Can Help You and Your Family Survive a Disaster

Posted by Thomas L. Horowitz, D.O.

Disasters often catch us by surprise. They can throw our lives out of whack for days or even weeks. Even though they often can’t be predicted, their negative impact can be reduced by having a strong emergency preparedness plan in place. It is important to think, prepare and make quick decisions!
Emergency preparedness involves three key aspects:

1. Communication: Before an emergency strikes, it is important

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value-based care help
June 3, 2019

How can value-based care help improve population health?

Posted by Suman Radhakrishna, MD FACP

Management of quality and cost in healthcare is an ongoing issue. Increased spending does not always equate with improved quality. Value-based healthcare is a new initiative intended to correct these issues. It aims to provide better care for individuals and better health for populations at a lower cost.

The concept behind value-based healthcare is not new in the United States. The Health Maintenance Organization Act in

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