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Keep the weight down over the holidays

Juliana Wright

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they will start back with their healthy eating and exercising habits in the new year – you know, those New Year’s resolutions we all make come January.

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All in the family

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Among the 17,000-plus employees of Huntsville Hospital Health System, you can find husband and wife duos, parents working alongside their grown children, brothers and sisters caring for the same patient.

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Eat a plant-based diet to lower your colon cancer risk

By Vilmali Demerin, RD, CSO, LD
Clinical Dietitian, Board Certified in Oncology Nutrition

Did you know that colon cancer is the No. 1 most preventable cancer? With effective screening tests, a healthy diet, exercise and weight management, you can significantly reduce your risk.

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Celebrating 125 years: A brief history of Huntsville Hospital (Chapter One)

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Since opening our doors in 1895, Huntsville Hospital has stood strong through global pandemics, economic collapses, two World Wars and a whole lot more. We’re excited to highlight some of the fascinating history that has helped make us a trusted community institution for 125 years – and counting.

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Torticollis: What a parent needs to know

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By: Jenny Bridges, PT, DPT and Megan Zimmerman, PT, DPT

What if my baby holds their head tilted or only looks one way?

What is torticollis? You may have never even heard of it, but it’s when a baby to holds their head tilted or rotated to one side. Torticollis is a very common diagnosis that has increased significantly since the “Back to Sleep” campaign. There are many possible causes, but often there is tightness in the muscles on one side of the neck. Two main reasons torticollis may occur include: development in the womb (congenital) or a lack of position changes after birth (positional). Torticollis can affect how your baby learns to roll, sit, crawl, and walk. It can also impact fine motor skill and vision development.

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Q & A with Bill Nelson, Behaviorist, Huntsville Hospital Center for Medical Weight Loss

Bill Nelson, behaviorist with HH Center for Medical Weight Loss

Why is weight loss so important?

Three years ago, the American Medical Association declared obesity as a “chronic disease state.” Obesity is a national epidemic which is correlated with multiple issues including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic issues, significant physical limitations, and an early death rate. We address this issue using realistic and long-lasting solutions.

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