CCS Medical Blog

The Right Path to Successful Diabetes Management

I was very enthralled by Marianne McAndrews' October 11th blog entitled "The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention." In her submission, Marianne discusses recent studies suggesting the possibility for newly diagnosed patients to reverse their type...

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Simple Strategies to Avoid "Health Halos"

In my last blog on raising awareness about the dangers of "health halos," we identified a significant problem in our food system that poses tremendous health risks for us all.

Health halos, or manufactured foods (especially from Big Sugar), are marketed through the use...

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Using the Precious Present (i.e., TODAY) to Improve Diabetes Health

More Great Advice from diaTribe on Changing Habits Now for Better Living

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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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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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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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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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