TPC Pulse

A Blog Checking the Heartbeat of Healthcare

11May, 2017

Weight Loss With Help

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I used to be quite heavy, and as a result I was the target of my fair share of being harassed because of my weight. Over the years I’ve come to terms with the fact that some people will just be rude and mean, but most of the bullying I experienced was about how I looked. I was visibly overweight, but never once did someone’s harassment mention my health. It was always about image. Our society (for the most part) is obsessed with image. I think it is safe to […]
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20Apr, 2017

5 Tips for Joint Health

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Just for reference, I’m 31 years old and slowly graduating from the “I’m bulletproof” mindset to “everything hurts all the time.” It might be from athletics when I was younger or because I’m a serial stomach-sleeper, but I experience some soreness in my joints and back from time to time. As a hospital, we don’t want to see you in pain, so I decided to write a short post of 5 things you and I can keep in mind to maintain joint health. Whether you’re old or young, joint health […]
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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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19Jan, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Heart Health

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Like many of our patients, we also struggle with issues and setbacks when it comes to trying to lose weight. It seems like there is enough pressure on individuals in our society to lose weight in order to become more attractive, look a certain way, or to fit into the smaller end of clothing sizes. Instead of thinking about weight loss as a means to look differently, you may consider altering your reasons for losing weight or changing dietary or fitness activities to improving overall heart health. It’s all about your ticker! There is no doubt that heart disease is […]
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