Latest by Amy Hendel, P.A.

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For Sustained Weight Loss, Focus on Diet

Learn why the main focus of any successful weight loss plan should be diet changes rather than exercise, according to this study.

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Cut Bad Nutrition Habits One Bite at a Time

If you've struggled to lose weight and keep it off, follow these nine tips for better nutrition habits to get off the yo-yo diet cycle.

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New Ways to Track Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, tracking blood sugar is probably a challenge. Here's a look at where non-invasive glucose monitoring devices may be headed.

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Diabetes During Pregnancy: Risks and Control

Keeping blood sugar levels in check may help baby avoid a serious heart condition.

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Is Intermittent Fasting Risky With Diabetes?

Intermittent fasting may be good for weight loss but it can be risky for people with diabetes. Learn how to navigate this new diet trend.

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Risk Factors

Can Cancer Risks Linger After Weight Loss?

Obesity can increase your risk for cancer, and your risk might stay elevated, even after you lose the weight.

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Superfoods: Hype Or Helpful?

Headlines claim superfoods can cure everything from obesity to cancer. Learn what the term means and how these ingredients can actually benefit your health.

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Living With

Is Your Neighborhood Diabetes-Friendly?

Your ability to manage your diabetes may be linked to the availability of healthy food and walking paths in your neighborhood, according to this study.

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Risk Factors

Lose the Meat Habit: Eat Proteins That Do Your Heart Good

Plant protein, from nuts, seeds, and legumes, may be much healthier for the heart than meat protein. Find out how to add more plant protein to your diet.

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Gifts From the Heart For the Heart

When mom has heart problems, you don’t want to give her a gift that could further harm her. These heart-healthy gifts will not only show you care, but they could even improve her heart health.