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Month: July 2021

Can Excess Weight Cause AFib?

July 30, 2021

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a heart condition in which a person has an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat. The risks associated with AFib can remain low if dealt with properly, but if left untreated, AFib can lead to life-threatening heart conditions such as blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. AFib is a very common heart condition – it is estimated that over 5.5 million adults are living with it in the United States.

Medical illustration of obese man with close up view of heart and chest anatomy where obesity can increase risk of cardiovascular conditions like Afib. Memorial Advanced Surgery logo at top center.

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Dr. Abbas Discusses Pancreatic Cancer

July 28, 2021

Pancreatic cancer effects more than 53,000 people a year and has one of the highest mortality rates when it comes to types of cancer. Countless well-known people have lost their lives while fighting against pancreatic cancer. Dr. Abbas joins News4JAX to discuss why that is.

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 Protein Packed Mole Recipe

July 23, 2021

Homemade mole sauce in an orange and brown ceramic bowl on wooden table. Memorial Advanced Surgery logo in top right corner.

Have you run out of dinner recipe ideas? Looking to spice things up a bit? Well, we have a recipe that is packed full of delicious spices, protein, and… chocolate? That’s right. Try out our mole sauce recipe that is both healthy and homemade. Pour it over your favorite protein or veggie and enjoy a spicy and sweet dinner to remember.

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What is a Hemorrhoid?

July 16, 2021

Colorectal Surgeon in points to hemorrhoids on model rectum to explain the common condition to a patient. Memorial Advanced Surgery logo at top left.

Hemorrhoids – Don’t Be Ashamed to Talk to Your Doctor

Talking about hemorrhoids can be a sensitive topic for some, but they don’t have to be. Remember, hemorrhoids are actually very common, with over 3 million cases a year.

A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein or veins in your lower rectum and anus. Almost 75% of adults will experience hemorrhoids due to a variety of causes. Causes of hemorrhoids can include straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, heavy lifting, a low fiber diet, or sometimes the cause is simply unknown.

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Dr. Crean Featured On News 4 Jax

July 13, 2021

It is always exciting to see a familiar face on the television, which is why we are happy to see Dr. Creanfeatured on News 4 Jax. June is Men’s Health Month, and to bring awareness, Dr. Crean discussed colorectal screening and prevention.

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Raspberry Protein Creamsicle

July 9, 2021

Summer has arrived and so has the heat that comes with it. Are you looking for a cold, refreshing snack that isn’t packed full of sugar? Look no further! Try out our recipe for a protein packed raspberry creamsicle.

Healthy raspberry vanilla cream popsicles on a blue plate surrounded by fresh raspberries and mint. Memorial Advances Surgery logo in top left corner.

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Are Meat Substitutes All That They Are Hyped Up to Be?

July 2, 2021

Meat substitutes, made to look and taste like meat, but are actually vegetable based are the new rage. As vegetable substitutes for meat, and beef more specifically, they have cracked the code (almost) of offering the taste and texture of beef. While this may seem like a win-win for anybody concerned about ground beef, which is typically loaded with saturated fat, the reality is that these vegetable-based beef substitutes may not offer much of a benefit. Specifically, while they are not made of beef products, they may they still contain a good deal of saturated fat and calories, which can wreak havoc on the bariatric diet. They can cause dumping syndrome in gastric bypass patients and generally add little extra nutritional value to the meal. Beyond the nutritional pitfalls, many people believe they have a free pass to have a soda, fries or onion rings that one would often have with a burger.

Burger patty made of meat or meat substitute. Are meat substitutes a healthier option? Memorial Advanced Surgery logo in bottom corner.

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