Fruits and Veggies that Won’t Break the Bank!

Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us. It can do anything from reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes to help prevent the common cold. A healthy diet can work wonders! Many of my patients express concern over the cost associated with adding more fruits and vegetables to their…

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Mindful Holiday Eating Hints: Staying Focused on What Really Matters

As the holidays roll in, many people look forward to familiar traditions, spending time with family or friends, and of course the food. To “save room” for the holiday feast, many will skimp on breakfast or skip lunch the day of. This usually results in grazing on endless appetizers before sitting down for the main…

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Why Family Medicine

“I’ll be going to her house for her grandson’s birthday party this weekend so I‘ll follow up on her ambulatory blood pressure readings.” After a month of shadowing at SBCHC Family Medicine department, that line stuck with me more than any other. Sure, I had no complaint or issues with my present PCP and I’d…

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Starting Solids Primer: Part 3

Meal planning! In part 3 of our Starting Solids series we have ideas for which foods are good to start with whether you’re offering purees, doing baby-led weaning, or providing a combination.   Starting at 6 months: 1 meal per day When parents/family are also eating Excellent first foods: Sweet potato (baked in logs or…

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Artificial Sweeteners: Simply Sweet or Surely Unsafe?

As a dietitian I am frequently asked, “are artificial sweeteners safe to use?”. It feels like nutrition research is constantly changing, so I understand the confusion. People choose to use artificial sweeteners for various reasons including diabetes or weight loss but most share the same concern about safety. Here, I’ll break down what we know…

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer has a terrifying reputation, and rightly so.  It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women.  Roughly one in twenty people will be diagnosed with this disease at some point in their lives. The encouraging news is that commonly available screening methods exist for early detection.  It is…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer, HPV, pap smear – chances are you’ve heard these words and not known exactly what they mean. Until several years ago, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of death for women. While progress has been made with advanced screening tools and vaccinations, cervical cancer remains a serious and often deadly diagnosis….

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Starting Solids Primer: Part 2

This is part two of our Starting Solids Primer. In part one we discussed when to start solids. Click here to start there. So you’ve determined your baby and you are both ready for them to start solids, and now you are wondering what exactly to do first.   There are two common feeding styles you’ve likely…

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The Power of Breakfast

I know you have heard it before but I will say it again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day! There’s good reason you hear this all the time. Numerous studies have shown that eating breakfast helps improve concentration, for children and for adults. It is also associated with reduced risk of obesity…

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Keeping Your Mouth Healthy When You’re Pregnant

Let’s face it, oral hygiene can be hard for lots of us. After a long day at work we want to sleep, eat or relax. It’s hard to make brushing and flossing a priority. This gets even harder for pregnant women. Between morning sickness and the exhaustion, discomforts and stressors of pregnancy it can be…

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“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
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“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
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“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
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“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
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“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
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