Tag: Issues

How Whitney Young Health’s Pediatric Staff Tracks Child Development

Did you know that 85% of a child’s brain will grow in these first 3 years?  The first five years of a child’s life are incredibly important as they are constantly learning new things and building a strong foundation for their future. That is why Whitney Young Health strongly encourages parents/guardians to bring their…
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Myth Busters: Calories Matter Most, Not all Calories are Created Equal

On the last Myth Busters, National Nutrition Month edition, we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator busting the myth that all calories are created equal and what foods contain “good” calories. Foods that provide important nutrients such as protein, unsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals…
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Myth Busters: All Sugar is Bad

On this week’s edition of Myth Busters: National Nutrition Month edition, we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator busting the myth that all sugar is bad for you, when it’s actually not. — Naturally occurring sugars are sugars that naturally exist in whole foods. Fructose is the…
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Myth Busters: Ketogenic Diet or “Keto”

Happy National Nutrition Month! Each week we will have a post from one of Whitney Young Health’s registered dietitians, focusing on various aspects of nutrition. This week we have Dylan Farnan, DTR, our WIC Program’s Qualified Nutritionist giving you the facts on the popular eating trend, the ketogenic diet. — 1. What is…
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Diabetes: Know Your Numbers

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that an estimated 84.1 million adults ages 18 years or older (33.9%of U.S. adults) have prediabetes? This week we have Dylan Farnan, DTR, Whitney Young Health WIC Program’s WIC Qualified Nutritionist educating you on the always knowing your numbers when it comes to Hemoglobin A1c, blood glucose, low…
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9 Ways to Care For Your Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 90%-95% of all diabetes cases are type 2? This week we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, educating you on nine ways to care for your diabetes once you’ve diagnosed.  — 1. See your…
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Identify Your Risk for Diabetes

Identify your risk for Diabetes! November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed? This week we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, wanting you to be on…
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The Healing of Trauma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This week we have Elizabeth Seguinot, LMHC, a Behavioral Health Clinician at our Albany Health Center is defining trauma and steps you can take to heal.  — In the book “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma,”by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, trauma…
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Tips on Mindfulness Meditation Through Walking

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. This week we have Judi Santopietro, LMHC, a Behavioral Health Clinician at our Albany Health Center giving advice on how practicing meditation can improve your overall mental health. …
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Do You Know the Dangers of Over Drinking?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines heavy drinking as eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks per week for men? This week, we have Jacalynn Romeyn, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Whitney Young Health’s Outpatient Substance Use Program Program (FACTS) to…
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