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  • Caring for Kids with Food Allergies

    Caring for Kids with Food Allergies

    posted on Monday, April 15, 2019

    Food allergies are on the rise in our children. Today, eight food allergens are responsible for the majority of allergic reactions. These foods include cow's milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Communication and coordination can help prevent a reaction.

  • Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    posted by Liz Erker, Registered Dietitian on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    In recent years, much attention has being given to the dietary treatment of numerous chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. While the dietary treatment for RA and OA is controversial, some studies show that a whole food, plant-based diet can produce significant reduction in pain when compared to a typical Western diet (or one that is high in animal foods and some vegetable oils, and tend to show a pro-inflammatory response).

  • Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019

    For people fighting heart disease and trying to improve overall health, it's especially important to eat nutritiously. Along with maintaining a healthy weight and regular activity, here are ten tips from our registered dietitian, Liz Erker.

  • Signature Orthopedics Weekend and After-Hours Clinic Opens New Location

    Signature Orthopedics Weekend and After-Hours Clinic Opens New Location

    posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

    Signature Orthopedics has announced that the Orthopedics NOW! After-Hours and Walk-In Clinic will open at the West County Office, located on the CityPlace 5 campus.

  • Go Further with Food

    Go Further with Food

    posted by Liz Erker, Registered Dietitian on Monday, March 12, 2018

    Each March, the Academy of Nutrition focuses nationwide attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help reduce food loss and waste.