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How to stave off weight gain this holiday season

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in News, Program News | Comments Off on How to stave off weight gain this holiday season

How to stave off weight gain this holiday season

By: Ben Keggi, DO Let’s start with some nutrition basics and focus on one of the main ingredients that make up a typical holiday treat: carbohydrates. These are a necessary part of a healthy diet, but eating too much or the wrong kind can cause real health issues. Carbs come in two basic forms; simple and complex. Simple carbs come from things like sugar, starchy foods and white bread. When you eat something that contains a large amount of this form of carb, it is broken down in your digestive tract into sugar molecules. This means that they...

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November 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on November 2, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, News, Program News | Comments Off on November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

Each year I give an annual update to our medical staff.  I cover some of the highlights of our past year, and a preview of changes for next year. Here is a synopsis of what I’ll present. Our residency program is going strong, with full accreditation from the ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition.  At this point in time we have trained and graduated 148 physicians. One core areas of service include our inpatient family medicine service, which provides equal coverage to Regional and Memorial, as well as caring for our patient at KVH in...

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Community health: A new approach to pain

Posted by on September 29, 2017 in Program News | Comments Off on Community health: A new approach to pain

By Andrew DeGiorgio Suppose you are one of the approximately 100 million Americans with chronic pain. You go to see your doctor and, in the course of the visit, he or she starts asking you questions about your mood, your sleep, and about whether you smoke. The doctor introduces you to a behavioral health professional to work on ways to cope with the anxiety that has been weighing on you in the last year. That same behavioralist wants to see you back for pain classes to talk about biology and how we think about pain. In the meantime, you and...

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