CCS Medical Blog

Eating a Mediterranean Diet is Easier than You Think!

I recently got a call from an old college friend who just got the results from his recent annual physical.

"My LDL cholesterol levels are a little high. They said I should try the Mediterranean Diet. What should I do?"

After all, he lives in the Midwest. What is he going...

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Sensible Ways to Improve Sleep Health

One of my favorite lines from Shakespeare's MacBeth is when MacBeth declares that he "hath murdered sleep" after killing the king (in his sleep) in order to take the throne for himself.

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Food Swamps: A Big Problem in the American Health Crisis

By now, most of us have heard of “food deserts,” a term for lower-income neighborhoods that lack a local availability of grocery stores, forcing already disenfranchised residents with limited means of transportation to travel far for healthier food. Many experts have...

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Diabetes Care Can Be Costly ... Try These Money-Saving Strategies!

Last May, we gave a big shout-out on our blog to diaTribe, a wonderful foundation whose mission is to help people better understand their diabetes in order to live healthier and happier lives.

Around the same time, diaTribe launched an interesting blog series on access...

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Glaucoma & Diabetes: Protect your vision health!

A new year awaits with the promise of more opportunities and a lifetime of great memories!

Wouldn’t it be tragic, though, if you missed out on witnessing precious moments like a child’s graduation or a family wedding because you became blinded by undiagnosed glaucoma?

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Pick one New Year's Resolution and focus on it!

In our last blog, New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018, we recommended resolutions that were attainable in baby steps, with continuous improvements each week, every two weeks, or every month.

For example, if you have not exercised in a long time, and you resolved...

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New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018

Last year, Kris Erdman, our Vice President of Clinical Services, wrote a blog on New Year’s Resolutions that emphasized continuous improvement (or “CI”) through short-term, attainable objectives. 

Instead of the grand scale dreams of working out five days every week,...

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How to Cut Out the Sneaky Sugars!

In doing my research for this specific battle in the war against added sugars, I hit the jackpot when I discovered this blog from Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Guru, JJ Virgin, called “10 Sneaky Sugar Sources That Hold Your Weight Hostage.” 

She helps clients lose...

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The Food Giants are Finally Listening, BUT Can They Really Help?

There was a recent article published in the October 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal that, when reading the first few sentences, gave me cause for great hope in our War Against Added Sugar! 

The article was called "The Search for Sugar Substitutes" by Annie...

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Promote Tobacco-Free Living and Join the Great American Smokeout!

Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers from all over the USA take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

On this day, smokers make a plan to quit, or have planned in advance to quit smoking on this day. Even if they only quit for...

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