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Getting Your Diet Back on Track After Thanksgiving

We’re in the post-Thanksgiving phase, but holiday parties, office gatherings, and Christmas day meals loom large in the coming weeks. Let’s look at how we can battle back to normal eating habits. Last week we warned you about the nearly 4,500 calories the average American consumes on Thanksgiving. It’s a scary number, and we provided…

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Those Extra Pounds are Killing You

Those Extra Pounds Are—Literally—Killing You A new study reveals that obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the United States. But that’s not the only issue threatening your life. Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol—the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans’ lives short,…

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Artificial Pancreas Could Mean Big Health Improvements for T1D Patients

Artificial Pancreas Could Mean Big Health Improvements for Those with Type 1 Diabetes The device will automatically monitor blood glucose levels and deliver insulin when appropriate for people age 14 years and older with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that causes a person’s pancreas to stop producing insulin, a…

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March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month! Don’t Ignore the “Silent Killer” The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure. But over time, your kidneys can become damaged with little or no physical symptoms to warn you there might be trouble….

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Chef Curtis Aikens talks healthy eating & living

We had such a great time with Chef Curtis Aikens when he came to New Bern to discuss healthy eating and living as part of Novo Nordisk’s Diabetes Academy. It was such an honor to be selected as a presenter for this program and we were thrilled to share his philosophy and this opportunity with…

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Curtis Aikens Teaches Healthy Cooking

by Bill Hand, New Bern Sun Journal It’s a frying pan revival. Chef Curtis Aikens is nothing if not effervescent: He prowls the stage in a brilliant white cook’s double breasted jacket, swinging his arms like stocky batons as he promises the joys and miracles of healthy cooking to a crowd of fellow diabetics. He…

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June is Men’s Health Month

Build Strong Families While Saving Lives: Celebrate the Men in Your Life Around the world people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Monday, June 13 is also the start of Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father’s Day, June 19. Men’s Health Month is built on the…

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CCHC presents Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens at Craven Community College

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!!!! Please join CCHC and Novo Nordisk as we welcome The Food Network’s Curtis Aikens of “Pick of the Day” to Craven Community College. Join TV personality and fresh produce advocate Chef Curtis Aikens and a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator when they visit for a healthy cooking demonstration and educational workshop. Chef Curtis…

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Clinical Trials available at CCHC New Bern Internal Medicine Specialists

CCHC New Bern Internal Medicine Specialists is pleased to offer a variety of clinical trials. Following is a list of currently available Clinical Trials: COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis Diabetes Uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes in African Americans Lupus (observational study) Heart Failure (observational study) Patients interested in a Clinical Trial can call 252-639-5984 or 252-639-2480 for…

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Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month; World Diabetes Day is November 14

Type 2 Diabetes: Are You at Risk? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes while another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in this…

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