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“Associates who deliver meals are now called ambassadors,” says Dorinda Perez, manager of Clinical Nutrition. “We felt the new title reflected our focus on customer service.”
If you’ve ever gotten a flu shot and then a day or two later you feel sick, you might wonder if the symptoms were a result of getting the flu shot.
That’s largely a myth, according to Maggie Hagan, MD, an infectious disease specialist.
“When one gets the flu, what do they experience? They may experience muscle aches, low grade or high fever,” Dr. Hagan says. “You can have some muscle aches and fever from the flu vaccine. That doesn’t mean you have the flu.”
There has recently been some conflicting information in the media about whether or not it’s okay for pregnant women to eat seafood, especially tuna, while pregnant.
We asked Via Christi Clinic maternal-fetal specialist Michael Wolfe, MD, for some insight into the issue.
“The concern over eating seafood during pregnancy is the exposure to mercury,” said Dr. Wolfe. “If you eat seafood that has too much mercury in it, it could damage your unborn child’s brain and nervous system.”
It's getting more difficult to tell if your child is overweight.
That's the conclusion of a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Parents of children ages 6 to 11 between 2005 and 2010 were 30 percent more likely to believe their obese child was at the right weight than parents interviewed during a previous time frame of 1988 to 2010.
One of our Via Christi Sports Medicine physicians has developed a unique way of keeping his six children, ages 4 months to 11 years, active.
Andrew Porter, DO, and his wife, Mandy, started the Porter Triathlon five years ago. The event includes swimming in their community pool, biking, and running around the track at Andover Central Middle School.