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Common Athlete Injuries: Fractures

In Injury Recovery by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

A fracture can happen to anyone. But athletes are especially susceptible. In fact, 10% of all athlete injuries are fractures—and they can take up to nine weeks to heal. A fracture occurs when a bone cracks or breaks. A fracture is typically either an open or closed fracture. The difference? An open fracture is a clean break that only affects the …

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Surgery Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

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Surgery nerves. They are to be expected. Especially if it is a major surgery. The reality is, you will probably be nervous before your surgery. But surgery does not have to be scary—don’t let it cause you panic. Don’t worry yourself by googling surgery horror stories. Instead, focus on what you can do to have a great surgery and recovery. …

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When Should You Start Taking a Prenatal Vitamin?

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

If you are asking yourself this question, the answer is most likely: now. If you fit into any of these categories, you should be taking a prenatal supplement: Not trying to get pregnant but want to someday Trying to conceive Already pregnant Been pregnant before and want to be pregnant in the future On a whole, many women of childbearing …

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How to prepare now for childbirth (before pregnancy)

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

If you’re thinking of starting a family now, a few weeks from now, or even a few months from now, it’s never too early to prepare for childbirth. The months leading up to pregnancy can be a stressful time, but there are a couple things you can start doing today to give yourself the best chance for a healthy and …

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Forté Recipes: BBQ Chop Chicken Salad

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

This BBQ chop chicken salad is one of my all-time favorite salads! I also love serving this salad at summer dinner parties as each guest can choose which toppings they want and how much of each topping so that everyone is happy. BBQ Chop Chicken Salad 3oz grilled chicken breast 2 cups romaine or dark lettuce ½ cup sliced tomatoes …

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The Top 8 Breastfeeding Myths

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

Breastfeeding is a different experience for every mom, especially first-time moms. It can be wonderful, scary, bonding, and exhausting all at the same time. As such, there are a lot of different myths about breastfeeding that circulate. The most important thing to remember: you need to do what is best for you and your baby. The best way to know …

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Why You Crave What You Crave

In General Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Everyone has experienced a food craving. When all you can think about is that chocolate cake or those crunchy potato chips. Where do cravings come from and why do they happen? Why do even the healthiest of people have a craving for a sweet treat or salty snack? The science behind cravings Cravings and hunger are not the same thing. …

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Forté Recipes: BBQ Chicken Pizza

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good pizza? And maybe for you, pizza is one of your most tempting pregnancy cravings. While greasy pizza might not be the best option in terms of nutrition, you can have pizza without all the grease. Next time that pizza craving hits, try this barbeque chicken pizza. BBQ Chicken Pizza Pizza Crust: 1 package active dry …

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6 Snacks You Should Munch on Post-Workout

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The post-workout period is just as important as the workout itself. An intense workout also means focusing on your post-training nutritional needs. This includes figuring out what to eat to replenish your body’s energy stores and rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue1. When people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of muscle breakdown and compensatory remodeling …

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Forté Recipes: Garden Salad

In Women's Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

This is a traditional salad that makes for a great side dish or an excellent snack. I love adding a salad to my meal because it’s an easy and yummy way to add a lot of veggies to my diet. Plus there is also research to support that when you add fresh veggies, like salads, to your meal you actually …

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3 Ways to Relieve Your Baby’s Cold

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A cold can be an unpredictable thing. Especially for babies. At times it can be tricky to figure out when a cold deserves a trip to the doctor’s office, a visit to the hospital, or if parents should just wait it out at home. Here are a few things to help you figure out what’s serious and what’s not1: How your baby …