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Why is flexibility important to joint health?

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Flexibility refers to the range of movement in a joint. A moderate amount of flexibility lets us perform our day-to-day activities with relative ease. Walking down the stairs, getting out of bed, picking up the kids or even sitting down all require a certain amount of flexibility. Teenagers and young adults are naturally blessed with good flexibility (because of their …

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Forté Recipes: BBQ Chop Chicken Salad

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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 …

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4 Things You Should Know about a Concussion

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If you are an athlete, you know you want to avoid concussions at all costs. Though concussions are specifically common among athletes, anyone can experience one. Concussions can occur due to a bad fall, a car accident, or a simply blow to the head. Though concussions are serious, it is possible to not realize you have suffered a concussion1.  Here …

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6 Ways to Help Relieve Headaches While Pregnant

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Headaches are a common symptom during pregnancy, usually starting in the first trimester. And if you’ve rarely experienced headaches prior, you may be at a loss wondering how to get rid of them. Since there are many common headache medications to avoid while pregnant, you will want to consider other methods of easing the pain. What causes headaches? During pregnancy, specifically …

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Forté Recipes: Cilantro Lime Salmon

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

This is hands down my favorite salmon recipe. Something about it reminds me of summer and it is my usual requested meal for my birthday dinner with my family. It is fresh, simple and is always satisfying. And it provides a lot of nutrients for expecting moms! Cilantro Lime Salmon: 1lb salmon fillets Marinade: 1 bunch of cilantro finely chopped …

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What is neuropathy?

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Neuropathy is a disease that directly affects the body’s peripheral nerves. Neuropathy affects around 2.4% of the population with an 8% of them being older than 551. Any nerve in your body can be affected by this disease. Depending on the affected area, there will be a more specific classification of which type of neuropathy you suffer from. Types of Neuropathy The three most affected …

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What is osteopenia?

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Bone density is a measure of your bone strength. Generally, the higher the bone density, the stronger the bones. Osteoporosis happens when the bone density becomes dangerously, making us more susceptible to suffering broken bones. The step just before osteoporosis is known as osteopenia. Osteopenia is when the bones are weak and have a low bone density. Yet, it is not quite as …

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Forté Recipes: Chicken Noodle Soup

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

There are some days where there is nothing more satisfying and comforting than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Whenever I am making soup I always like to make a big batch that I can eat for lunches or leftovers. I will also freeze a bunch of individual portions in pint sized mason jars so that I have meals …

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What is endometriosis?

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Endometriosis happens when tissue usually found on the inside of the uterus grows in other parts of the body. The tissue is called endometrium. Although it is normally in the uterus, in endometriosis, this tissue attaches itself to the ovaries, the bowel, or other internal organs. Most people have never heard of endometriosis but it is an extremely common medical condition. It primarily …

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What You Should Know about Gestational Diabetes

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Gestational diabetes is diabetes, or high blood sugar levels, that develops during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes affects as high as 9.2% of all pregnancies and is usually diagnosed in the later stages of pregnancy1. This type of diabetes can often affect women who have no prior history of diabetes. Here is some more information on exactly what gestational diabetes is, and what you …

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Forté Recipes: Quinoa and Butternut Squash

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Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. This week I finally finished planting my garden, and I always anxiously wait for all of my seeds to start sprouting and for my plants to start growing. One of my favorite vegetables I plant every year is butternut squash. I always plant acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash, …

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Braxton Hicks Contractions vs. Labor Contractions

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Not all contractions during labor mean you’re about to give birth. Before true labor actually starts, you may experience false labor pains know as Braxton Hicks contractions. Braxton Hicks are one of the ways your body prepares for the actual day you give birth. But they do not mean labor is about to begin. The most important thing to remember about Braxton …