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Gathering Grains of Sand

Gathering Grains of Sand

By Joanne Fruth, MD     We know The Avance Way is making a difference in the lives of our patients. We use a systematic centralized approach to collect all the Grains of Sand. Every immunization, every mammogram, every screening for depression, and so on... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
Checklists Save Lives

Checklists Save Lives

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Atul Gawande, MD was onto something. His book The Checklist Manifesto is a beautiful exposition on how checklists in business and the medical profession create greater efficiency, consistency and safety. We think we’re on to something at... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Director
Smart Snacking

Smart Snacking

By Grace Burton, MS, RD, LDN     I frequently get asked questions such as: Should I snack? How many snacks per day is appropriate? What are better snack options? Snacking can be a great way to help manage appetite, weight, mood, and energy levels. Everyone is... Read More
Categories: Education,  Healthy Living,  Nutrition
Reducing Inflammation with Food

Reducing Inflammation with Food

By Bonnie Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural part of our bodies’ defense systems in order to heal and defend us from harm. Inflammation is classified as either acute or chronic, depending on the severity and how long it lasts. Acute... Read More
Categories: Education,  Mental Health
A Conversation with Tida Lam, DO

A Conversation with Tida Lam, DO

“Being open on weekends is the only reason I chose Avance Care for my first doctor’s visit in 17 years. I expected to sit in a crowded lobby, have somebody weigh me, take my blood pressure, and make me sit alone in an exam room for a half hour until the... Read More
Categories: Education,  Medical Providers
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