Joint replacement myths and facts | Health Beat

Joint replacement myths and facts | Health Beat

Get the 411 on joint replacement from a doctor who knows. (For Spectrum Health Beat) “You’d be shocked at how many patients come in thinking they’re too young for knee or hip replacement surgery,” said C. Christopher Sherry, DO, an orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist with Spectrum Health Medical Group. Some patients get this notion from their doctors. Others pick up the idea from friends who remember the conventional wisdom of 30 years ago—that…

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Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Like beets, kale is a super nutrient-dense food, but not always a kid favorite. It’s taken a good amount of recipe testing to come up with uses for kale that my family enjoys. My kids don’t much like kale in stir-fries or cooked dishes, but they really like this crispy kale chips recipe! All About Kale There’s a reason that kale is called a superfood and nutritional powerhouse. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C, D,…

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Impossible and Beyond: How healthy are these meatless burgers? – Totality of Health Blog

Impossible and Beyond: How healthy are these meatless burgers? – Totality of Health Blog

Plant-based burgers are not a novel concept. But new products designed to taste like meat are now being marketed to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger are two such options. Eating these burgers is touted as a strategy to save the earth, casting meat as a prehistoric concept. Both brands also offer up their products as nutritious alternatives to animal protein. But how do they stack up? It turns out…

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Teens and confidentiality – Totality of Health Blog

Teens and confidentiality – Totality of Health Blog

When my primary care patients reach high school age, or sometimes before, I kick their parents out of the exam room. I don’t do it right at the beginning of the visit. I meet with them both first, to see what the parents are worried about (teens don’t always tell me), and to get updated on what is going on with the family (teens don’t always know). Then I ask the parents to leave. I…

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