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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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DNA Screening and Counseling: Answering Tough Questions in the Genetic Era

The genetic era is upon us. DNA is tested for a variety of reasons, from forensics and policing to ancestry and familial relationships. But the most promising applications may be in the medical field, where genetic screening can define our risk for a life-threatening condition. One example of this is a mutation of the BRCA more »

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