<![CDATA[Professional Opinion Health & Fitness Column | IslandPacket.com &]]> http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/ en-us Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:45:32 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:45:32 EST Professional Opinion 60 info@islandpacket.com Professional Opinion: Could hormones, busy lifestyle be to blame for fatigue? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article76043917.html#storylink=rss Thyroid hormone could be behind chronic fatigue, lack of energy

Also, stresses of a busy lifestyle should be addressed

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:13:52 EDT

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Professional Opinion: Colonoscopies aren’t just for men http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article73279632.html#storylink=rss Colon cancer is a significant health problem for both men and women

Aside from skin cancer, in women only breast cancer and lung cancer are more frequently diagnosed

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:16:57 EDT

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Professional opinion: Sleep clock can be difficult to set http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article72018957.html#storylink=rss External and internal systems control our sleep/wake cycles

Delayed start times can mean students perform better in classroom

As we age, our internal sleep clock shifts forward

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:22:59 EDT

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Professional Opinion: 5 foods (or ingredients) we should almost always avoid http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article70851732.html#storylink=rss Holly Mlodzinski, a registered dietitian, talks about healthy eating

Careless choices can add tons of calories and unwanted sugar to diet

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:35:00 EDT

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Professional Opinion: To juice or not to juice? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article69510842.html#storylink=rss Many think juicing is better, even healthier, than eating whole fruit

But juicing may not be your best choice

Kelly Simon, a clinical dietitian with Hilton Head Hospital, discusses the ever-popular health craze

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:44:06 EDT

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Professional Opinion: Taking a break from healthy eating — when is the occasional “slip-up” one too many http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article68218087.html#storylink=rss Lydia Wickenhoefer, a clinical dietitian with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, discusses healthy eating and “slip-ups”

Good rule of thumb to remember — the 80/20 rule

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:19:39 EDT

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Professional Opinion: Why you shouldn’t ignore that chronic cough http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article66844547.html#storylink=rss Gastroenterologist Dr. Howard Freilich discusses the connection between coughing and acid reflux

A chronic cough may be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux

Condition occurs when acid in the stomach pushes upward into the esophagus

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:03:23 EDT

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Professional opinion: The pros and cons of having wisdom teeth removed http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article65419312.html#storylink=rss Older patients can face increased risks and complications

Removal can help prevent gum disease and decay

Depending on the patient, removal can be a wise move

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