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Nutritional lunch ideas for kids

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 2:54 pm

We all know that it is easy to buy and prepare healthy food. Getting your kids to actually eat them is the hard part. Now that schools are open again, school age children are more exposed to junk food and are more inclined to develop unhealthy eating habits. This is … Read More

New lipid guidelines de-emphasize “bad cholesterol” number; focus on cardiovascular disease risk-reducing medication treatment

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

In November 2013, The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA), in coordination with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), released the new cholesterol treatment guidelines. Moving away from specific values of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or the “bad cholesterol”, the new guidelines focus … Read More

Scoliosis

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am

Advanced treatment procedures for scoliosis offered at Asian Hospital. Skoliosis is Greek for obliquity or bending and describes an abnormal curvature of the spine (of at least 10 degrees on the xrays) where there shouldn’t be any. 85% of the time, the cause is unknown but the deformity can be … Read More

Colorectal Cancer

Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 8:45 am

Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer when detected early? Colorectal cancer is more common in people over 50, and the risk increases with age. Risk factors include: Polyps – growths inside the colon and rectum that may become cancerous A diet … Read More

Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 8:45 am

Did you know that diabetes and hypertension are the two most common causes of kidney disease? People with longstanding or chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high risk of death from stroke or heart attack. They may also develop permanent kidney failure and require dialysis or kidney transplantation to stay … Read More

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