• Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 1 week ago

    The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialists

    A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse, also known as a WOC Nurse or Enterostomal Therapist/Nurse (ET), is a skillful nurse who treats and manages patients with complex wounds, pressure ulcers (bed sores), fistulas, new and problematic ostomies and skin problems due to urinary or fecal incontinenc

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    10 months 2 weeks ago

    Fermented Foods and Gastric Cancer Prevention

    Should you eat more fermented foods? A recent study shows that the answer may be yes. Fermented foods have long been a part of many cultures’ diets as fermentation is used to preserve food without refrigeration. Fermented foods have a plethora of bacteria that may be beneficial to increase the amount of good gut bacteria while lowering the amount of pathogenic bacteria.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 2 weeks ago

    Minority Health Awareness

    The CDC reports that more than one third of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic group. While cancer affects all races and ethnicities, some groups are at higher risks for certain cancers than other groups. The risk factors for getting cancer include genetics, lifestyle habits, certain bacterial and viral infections, and environmental exposure to cancer-causing substances. The number of deaths from cancer is often worse in minority groups due to the diagnosis of cancer in advanced stages.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    10 months 3 weeks ago

    Spring Into Health

    It’s that wonderful time of year. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are singing, and folks are talking about planting their gardens. It’s the season to turn over a new leaf, starting with you and your habits. How is your health? Are you putting your best forward?

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 3 weeks ago

    What You Should Know About Esophageal Cancer

    April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal Cancer is not as well-known as some of the cancers, but it can be deadly. One type of esophageal cancer, adenocarcinoma, is on the rise in the US due to the increase incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    11 months 1 day ago

    Cancer Might Be Inevitable, but Your Lack of Willpower Doesn’t Have To Be

    I once had a friend task me, “What does it matter if I eat healthy or not? In this day and age we’re all going to get some form of cancer.” Honestly, I couldn’t completely disagree with his thought process.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    11 months 1 week ago

    Don’t Flush Your Health Down the Toilet

    It sounds gross, but looking in the toilet before you flush can actually tell you a lot about your health. What you see can be a harmless reminder of what you ate, or it can be a sign of a serious health problem.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    11 months 2 weeks ago

    National Nutrition Month®: What My Patients Taught Me

    March is National Nutrition Month®, and for 2017 the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” We’ve posted a prior

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    11 months 3 weeks ago

    How To Put Your Best Fork Forward for National Nutrition Month® 2017

    National Nutrition Month® is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Every year, the campaign focuses on raising awareness about good nutrition and educating people on changes they can make to eat healthier and be more active. AND is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. AND strives to provide timely, scientifically-based nutrition and information to help people make healthier food choices.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    11 months 4 weeks ago

    Everything You Need To Know About Protein

    Protein is one of the three macronutrients along with carbohydrates and fats that we need for proper growth and function of the human body. It plays an important role in building tissue, hormones, and maintenance of muscles. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids.

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