Tag Archives: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Cheaper fruits and vegetables could lead to healthier people

Just in time for National Nutrition Month, a new study predicts that lowering the cost of fruits and vegetables could have a very positive impact on the health of many Americans. Researchers at Harvard and Tufts Universities developed a computer model to help make these projections on the effects of lowering the price and the health outcomes. The results found that ...

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How to stay full while on a diet

There are many factors that contribute to a healthy diet, and supplying your body with the right nutrients becomes even more important when you have a weight loss goal in mind. “When trying to lose weight, you should focus on long-term lifestyle changes instead of short-term diet fads,” says Gina Doocy, a registered dietitian at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center ...

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Colon cancer diagnosis for healthy musician was a change in tune

Michael Buckwalter, a freelance horn player, had always been healthy. So, he didn’t worry too much about skipping primary care services like physicals and colonoscopies because of his limited insurance coverage. But a few years ago, that all changed. “I had the occasional bout of hemorrhoids,” he says. “Because I’m a horn player, that’s pretty common. But in 2013, after ...

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Dormant Butt Syndrome behind muscle pain

A sleepy rear end could be the cause of aches and pains in your knees, hips and back. Recent news articles have been calling attention to Dormant Butt Syndrome, a silly-sounding, but very real condition that can occur as a result of a lack of physical activity and neglecting the glute muscles. “Glute muscles are sometimes overlooked in exercise regimens ...

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How to burn more calories while walking

You may be burning more calories than you think, according to a recent study that found a varying walking pace can burn more calories often not accounted for in traditional measurements. According to researchers at the Ohio State University, changing up one’s pace can burn up to 20 percent more calories than walking at a constant speed. “Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you’re ...

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