Author: Lisa Downing
Diverticulitis can affect anyone – even the Pope! After Pope Francis had to give his Sunday blessing from the hospital due to diverticulitis treatment, News4JAX invited Memorial’s own, Dr. Alex Crean, to come and discuss the condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are a sucker for dessert, this is the recipe for you. Our recipe for cookies and cream cheesecake bites combines a high protein snack with all of the delicious sweets you crave to keep you full and satisfied.
Many patients begin to consider eliminating certain items from their diets. Often very high on the list is gluten. Gluten is a byproduct of wheat and is contained in most breads as well as a host of other items. In fact, gluten is almost ubiquitous and very difficult to avoid. There’s even gluten in Play-Doh! With that being said, someone who is committed to a gluten-free diet can enjoy a number of foods that are made specifically for those who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. With greater awareness of these conditions, more and more products have been brought to market that both taste good and make a pretty good substitute for bread. Continue reading