TPC Pulse

A Blog Checking the Heartbeat of Healthcare

16Feb, 2017

Chewing the Fat

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It is interesting how long it takes us to change our perceptions about what is good or bad for us, especially when public opinions and scientifically based dietary recommendations seem to change so frequently. For a long time, the forces that be attempted to teach us that all fat was bad, but now we hear things like “good fats” and “bad fats.” Still, have you ever wondered why the word “fat” is so taboo? I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I read an article from The New York Times that […]
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7Feb, 2017

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System

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It seems like almost monthly there’s a new tool, or machine, or procedure being created by healthcare technology companies. For the majority of these new developments it is a good thing. These improvements in healthcare technology allow for greater access to more accurate and efficient ways to do things we’ve done for a long time. The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System is (relatively) new, and one may wonder: Is this just a new “thing” to use during surgery? Granted, using the Mako System is not for everyone. Your qualified physician can […]
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26Jan, 2017

Candy-coated Considerations of Sugar

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For many years I had been told that sugar is addictive, toxic and the source of many of the health problems in our country. Of course I didn’t believe it (I’m somewhat of a skeptic), not because I had researched the effects of sugar and had come to alternative conclusions, but because I loved sugar so much. I was like that stereotypical parent that believed my son or daughter (sugar) could do no evil. I’m not sure what it is – maybe genetics – but I have a wicked sweet […]
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