CCS Medical Blog

Body Hacks for Managing Appetite & Preventing Overeating

I recently came across fitness writer John Fawkes' blog from last December entitled "6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating." It was pleasing for me to see that some of these tactics are practices that I have been employing for quite a few years...

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What About Diabetes & Alcohol?

For those with diabetes, special care and consideration needs to be taken when it comes to determining what foods to eat. While it is commonly known how sweets and carbohydrates can affect those with diabetes, something that raises many questions is the relationship...

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Summertime Gardening Ideas for Healthy & Delicious Dining

It’s not too late to start a summertime garden with healthy vegetables and herbs that can grace your dinner table and significantly boost your health. Whether you have started a garden already or if you are planting your first garden, here are some tips to make the most...

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal can help you recognize bad eating habits, identify nutritional needs, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle that includes losing weight and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

"For breakfast, I made my family ham and cheese omelets. By 10...

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Setting Small, Attainable Goals Results in Big Changes

I could not sit still when reading Adam Brown's recent article, “How to Change Any Diabetes Habit, Part 2: Think Mini.” It was thrilling to see that our friends at diaTribe are encouraging their readers to start new diabetes habits by setting small "process goals with...

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 30th

I didn’t wake up early last Saturday to watch the Royal Wedding, but I was fascinated to learn that just before the big day, Prince Harry had been appointed the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen. 

If I could offer Harry any advice in his new role based on my...

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Benefits of Summer Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

The challenges for families with a child who has type 1 diabetes is many-fold. From the day-to-day challenges of staying on top of a child's blood sugar and food intake, to the many social challenges a child with T1D has to endure is very far-reaching. The experiences of...

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The Government's Role in Our National Health Crisis

It is time we hold the federal government accountable for their role in manifesting the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics.

No matter how polarized our society can become politically, we tend to circle the wagons when we perceive a serious threat to our national...

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The "Better-ness" Guide for Men & Women Over 50

For many of us in our fifties, there is an increasing emphasis in financial planning so that we have security in our retirement years. While fiscal stability is critical to our well-being in our golden years, it is almost meaningless or "not enough" if we are not...

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Being Kind is Good for Your Health!

A simple act of kindness can make a big difference in another person's life, but scientific research also shows that being kind is very good for your health. The Random Acts of Kindness website is a great place to start learning how we can better spread kindness...

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