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Bringing cancer treatment opportunities to communities across Georgia where care may not be available

Bringing cancer treatment opportunities to communities across Georgia where care may not be available

February 03, 2023

While people living in smaller, more rural towns in Georgia may have been able to visit their primary care provider on a regular basis, they may not have a choice for specialized care when that family doctor delivers the news, “You have cancer.” And numerous research studies have shown just how vital access to cancer […]

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Filling up with Fiber!

Filling up with Fiber!

February 01, 2023

You may have heard that it is important to eat fiber but what is fiber and why is it important? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that humans are unable to digest. It can be either insoluble or soluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. It helps to slow digestion which helps us feel full longer. Soluble fiber can be found in nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, oatmeal, barley, chia seeds, and some fruits and vegetables. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It helps food to quickly pass through the digestive tract and adds bulk to the stool. Insoluble fiber can be found in whole wheat products, wheat bran, nuts, beans, quinoa, legumes, leafy greens, and fruits with edible skins such as apples.

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