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10 Ways to Sneak in More Vegetables

10 Ways to Sneak in More Vegetables

By Erin Decker, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE    Make half of your plate vegetables. Aim for 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. We know vegetables are good for us. They give us fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plenty of other plant compounds that impact our... Read More
Categories: Education,  Healthy Living,  Nutrition
The Brain Drives the Body

The Brain Drives the Body

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “The Brain drives the Body”. Such an eloquent, simple statement spoken to me by my brother Bill 25 years ago as he summarized the decline of my mother’s health as she battled dementia. Bill summed up what I learned in my Medical School... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
90-Second Nutrition Lesson

90-Second Nutrition Lesson

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Diet is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, and the statistics in the US are even worse. So how does a busy physician teach a memorable dietary lesson in 90 sec? Here’s my pitch: First, I draw a circle on the paper, then a line to... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
3-Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwiches

3-Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN   Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 4-6 hour Makes: 8 servings Ingredients 2 pounds pork tenderloin1, 12 ounce can diet root beer1 cup barbecue sauce (look for lowest sugar option at the store)8 whole wheat hamburger buns... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living,  Nutrition,  Recipes
Gathering Grains of Sand

Gathering Grains of Sand

By Joanne Fruth, MD     We know The Avance Way is making a difference in the lives of our patients. We use a systematic centralized approach to collect all the Grains of Sand. Every immunization, every mammogram, every screening for depression, and so on... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
Checklists Save Lives

Checklists Save Lives

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Atul Gawande, MD was onto something. His book The Checklist Manifesto is a beautiful exposition on how checklists in business and the medical profession create greater efficiency, consistency and safety. We think we’re on to something at... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
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