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RDNs and Telemedicine: What Does the Future Hold?

June 16, 2017 Robin Rood

No one can predict how the future of healthcare will unfold, especially given the current political climate. Last October, with my husband who is a family physician, I attended the American Telemedicine Association Fall Forum.

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Food Safety for Seniors

February 17, 2016 Robin Rood

I recently gave a talk to a group of senior citizens at a local assisted living center on updated food safety issues. We reviewed the latest news in food science and emphasized the need to

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7 Food Safety Tips for Seniors

March 12, 2015 Robin Rood

I recently gave a talk to a group of senior citizens at an assisted living center near me. My topic was updated food safety recommendations — I highlighted the latest news in food science and

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Why Movement Matters as You Age

February 6, 2015 Robin Rood

One of the hardest things to do as you age is keep active. It would seem intuitive that, since you were active in your 20s through 40s, you should just continue to stay active and everything

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A Cultural History of Beans

October 4, 2013 Robin Rood

Beans are not just for nourishment, no sir. There is a long history of beans in our folklore. In choosing a specific area of discussion for this post on beans, the first thing my artsy

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Why Do We Love Mushrooms So?

July 17, 2013 Robin Rood

Growing up, I never liked mushrooms. I know I'm not the only one, either. I go out to eat quite often and hear this from other patrons a lot: "No mushrooms please." You won't hear

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The Tomato-Watering Machine

June 26, 2013 Robin Rood

After a winter storm in early May and 67-degree days and drizzle in mid-June, buying plants for a garden seemed like a risk. However, my friend, who is a master gardener, convinced me. She volunteered

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Sleep Like an Athlete

May 10, 2013 Robin Rood

I do not have to convince anyone that a good night’s sleep will help you achieve good health. The problem? How to build those seven to eight hours a day into your lifestyle. The secret

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Ready… Set… Walk!

April 23, 2013 Robin Rood

Spring is here and if you have not already purchased a new pair of running shoes, what are you waiting for?! Think of them as part of your equipment for a brand new start to

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Garden of Eden, Garden of Healthy Eating

January 16, 2013 Robin Rood

On the evening of January 25, 2013, Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Tu B'Shevat, also known as the "Holiday of Trees." It's a minor holiday, not mentioned specifically in the Bible