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Wendy Ross, Letter to the Editor in The New York Times

Wendy Ross, M.D., the director of the new Center for Autism and Neurodiversity at Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University, recently had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times’ Book Review. Dr. Ross’s letter responded to an essay by Columbia University professor Marie Myung-Ok Lee titled “The Trouble With Autism in more »

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Recipe: Heart-Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Emily Rubin, RD, Clinical Dietitian in the Jefferson Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology shares a heart-healthy dark chocolate treat to try. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially knowing that it has some health benefits. Dark chocolate is low in sugar, high in fiber, contains antioxidants and may even prevent heart disease!  These peanut butter cups are made with simple more »

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Super Bowl Winning Heart-Healthy Recipes

This post was written by David Shipon, MD, FACC, FACP, Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at Jefferson Health. Challenge yourself this winter and Super Bowl season to eat healthy, and bring that heart of a champion attitude to heart-healthy eating — especially when it is challenging to maintain heart-healthy eating habits! It is typical more »

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Cheese and Broccoli Frittata

A Hearty, Protein-Based Breakfast

You might have overindulged on holiday treats, but now it’s time to get your healthy diet back on track! A hearty, protein-based breakfast will help keep your eating in line for the entire day, making you less susceptible to overeating later in the day. There is great evidence that front-loading helps with both weight and blood glucose management, but the more »

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Nine Tips for Managing Your Weight This Holiday Season

No one is sugarcoating the hard truth — it is difficult to manage your weight and stick to a healthy diet during the holidays. Traditions of eating large amounts of high-calorie foods combined with the stresses of the season make a big difference. Cheryl Marco, RD, CDE, who works in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic more »

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