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Your Low Carb Diet Could Hurt Your Recovery After Surgery

Your Low Carb Diet Could Hurt Your Recovery After Surgery

As high-fat, ultra-low-carb diets like Atkins or the Ketogenic diet grow in popularity, we’re getting a clearer picture of the long and short term health effects of this style of eating. While many individuals see positive weight loss results from following a low-carb lifestyle,  it’s important to evaluate the drawbacks. For example, certain populations, like […]

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]

Five Healthy Foods For the Nutrition “Newbie”

Five Healthy Foods For the Nutrition “Newbie”

Whether you’re looking to improve your sleep, cut down your marathon time, or fit into your favorite pair of pants, there’s no time like the present to give healthy eating a try. With nutrition and #fitness being trendier than ever, there’s plenty of nourishing, tasty, and instagrammable healthy food in just about every store or […]

Recipe Remix: Healthy Holiday Treats

Recipe Remix: Healthy Holiday Treats

Is it just us or does it feel like the holiday season really ramps up about mid-September and runs steady all the way into the New Year? While we’re all about soaking up the festive fun, we know that holiday season often involves a hefty dose of sugar-laden goodies and calorie-bomb cocktails (we’re looking at […]

Types of Anesthesia:  Understanding Going Under

Types of Anesthesia: Understanding Going Under

Local, regional, general—oh my! If you’ve ever undergone surgery or if you have an upcoming procedure on the books, you’re probably aware there are a few different types of anesthesia. But what, exactly, is the difference between each and what are they used for? Today, we’re breaking down all you need to know about the […]

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Highly addictive and not exactly the safest option to control pain, it’s understandable that many patients choose to avoid opioids and heavy painkillers if possible. But knowing where to start with alternative pain management solutions—and ensuring you’re getting the most benefit from these methods—can be a bit tricky. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you […]

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

No parent wants to hear their child needs to have surgery—but it happens more than you might think (on average, 450,000 pediatric in-patient surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year). Pediatric surgery can be intimidating and overwhelming—and, while you’re busy making plans, trying to understand your child’s condition, and arranging financials, you might forget […]