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5 Common Tube Feeding Questions

The idea of getting a feeding tube can be overwhelming and will present new challenges and responsibilities, but it will ultimately give your body the fuel it needs, so you can stay healthy and either maintain or improve your lifestyle.

Cassandra Bursma, RD
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Concerns Regarding Blenderized Diets and ENFit

ENFit connectors were developed to prevent enteral misconnections; however, there are concerns about how blenderized diets flow through ENFit connectors.

Sarah Herrera
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Bolus/Syringe, Gravity, and Pump Feeds

While going home improves quality of life, it is a period of adjustment and learning. Discover what feeding style best fits your life.

Sarah Herrera
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5 Tips for Preventing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are extremely common, even affecting young children and teens. Kidney stones are small, pebble-like deposits composed of minerals and salts.

Cassandra Bursma, RD
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Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The purpose of this observance is to shed light on the risks and prevention of one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Sarah Herrera
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Heart Health: Managing Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance important to the proper function of our bodies. However, too much can increase the risk of developing heart disease.

Sarah Herrera
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Viola Davis Fights Diabetes With ‘A Touch of Sugar’

Viola Davis, 53 (Fences, How to Get Away with Murder), has an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, a Golden Globe — and, as she was shocked to discover, prediabetes.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Gravity Feeding: How to Determine and Set Appropriate Flow Rate

Gravity tube feeding is a feeding method that relies on gravity instead of a pump. Learn how to set appropriate flow rate for your home feeds.

Cassandra Bursma, RD
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Heart Health: Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure of blood on the walls of our arteries is too high. Learn how to reduce your risk.

Sarah Herrera
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Spring Eats: Seasonal Produce & Recipes

Eating seasonally not only provides consumers with the healthiest and freshest produce, it supports local farmers and benefits the environment.

Sarah Herrera