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“Cheesy” Stove-Top Popcorn

“Cheesy” Stove-Top Popcorn

Written by: Christina Dauer, MPH, RD, LD/N, CDE   Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Makes: 8-10 cups Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil1/3 cup popcorn kernels1/3 cup nutritional yeastSalt, to taste Directions Put the olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan and add... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
Preserving Herbs for the Winter

Preserving Herbs for the Winter

Written by: Shannon Corlett, MS, RDN, LDN   As the weather continues to cool, some of the herbs in your garden are at risk to not make it through the winter. But that doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice all that delicious flavor for the next couple months. Fresh... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
A Conversation With Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LD/N

A Conversation With Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LD/N

A Conversation with: Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LD/N Role at Avance:  Registered Dietitian at Avance Care Cary Years at Avance Care:  Less than 1 year My first job: I’ve always worked with my dad in his pizza and sub shop as a kid but I guess my first job where I got paid... Read More
Categories: Education
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Written by: Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 15 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 1 pound brussels sprouts ½ cup toasted walnuts Cooking spray – I used olive oil, but can use spray of choice 3 tablespoons grated pecorino Romano cheese 1 lemon 3 tablespoons... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
Top Healthcare Trends and Myths — Fact or Fiction?

Top Healthcare Trends and Myths — Fact or Fiction?

By Meghan Presnell, FNP-C   1. Cracking Your Joint Can Lead to Arthritis What happens when you crack your knuckles? The joints pull apart slightly, which causes a decrease in pressure in synovial fluid, the fluid that lubricates the joints.  Bubbles of CO2 then form... Read More
Categories: Education
Sticks, Stones, and Words Hurt!

Sticks, Stones, and Words Hurt!

By Nakalya Leggett, MSW, LCSW   In light of bullying awareness week, we wanted to provide some insight on a form of bullying that is not always as detectable: verbal bullying. Verbal bullying includes, but is not limited to, name calling, insults, teasing, or... Read More
Categories: Education
Optimizing Nutrition Through Color and Cooking

Optimizing Nutrition Through Color and Cooking

By Liz Elam, MS, RD, LDN We live in a diet-crazed society where, unfortunately, the promise of health and well-being is prescribed in pill, shake, or supplement form, or a certain number of calories to eat per day. Having an advanced degree in nutrition science, I... Read More
Categories: Education
Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Written by: Nadeen N. Risi, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Makes: 3 servings Ingredients 3 medium sized fresh tomatoes, stems removed (about 1 to 1 ½ pounds) ½ red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed Juice from 1 lime ½ cup chopped cilantro... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
A Conversation With Anais Joines, FNP-C

A Conversation With Anais Joines, FNP-C

Name: Anais Joines, FNP-C Role at Avance: Family Nurse Practitioner Years at Avance Care: 2 years My first job: Registered Nurse Why primary care: I love taking care of patients and being able to help them reach their optimal health and goals. I love it because every... Read More
Categories: Education
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