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February 2021 Recipes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed Pudding

By Lia Valenzuela Lia Valenzuela, Social Media Coordinator for Symposia Medicus, shares a food-allergy-friendly recipe fit for 4-6 people—or one teenage boy.   My son, Enzo, was only three months old when we discovered he had severe food allergies. I was breastfeeding him at the time, and as expected, I was advised to remove all…

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January 2021 The New Normal

Virtual CME Experience: Both Sides of the Coin

By Dr. Steven Anderson, MD

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January 2021 Recipes

Resolution Recipe: Revithia Soup

by Artemis Morris, ND, MS, L.Ac. Dr. Artemis Morris, a speaker at Symposia Medicus’ annual conferences on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health over the last six years, shares a healthy, feel-good recipe to start us all off on the right foot—or should I say right food—for the New Year.   There is such a thing as “healthy”…

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Health & Wellness January 2021

Small & Easy Changes for Fitness & Well-Being

by Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Judi Bar, a speaker at Symposia Medicus’ annual conferences on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health over the last three years, offers ways to start the New Year with small, easy changes for fitness and well-being.   We have come off quite a year. Mostly everything has changed, although you…

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December 2020 Recipes

Monkey Bread

by Angie Dimitri Symposia Medicus Assistant Manager and Conference Planner Angie Dimitri shares a family favorite tear-and-share recipe. She invites everyone to dig in and rip off a piece of this dessert-in-disguise during breakfast this holiday season.      Every Christmas morning of my life (and let’s just say that I have turned 29 many, many…

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December 2020 Health & Wellness

Playing the Long Game

by Edward Walker, MD, MHA Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Edward Walker provides perspective on the importance and impact of self-care during the ongoing pandemic. Today is the nine-month anniversary of the little index card sign I placed over the latch of my front door. Its crumpled, askew message says, “WASH HANDS.” It was a…

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Health & Wellness November 2020 Travel Tips

Navigating the Holidays During the Pandemic

The holidays like we’ve never had them before. Well, here we are in November. Who would’ve thought it could arrive so quickly while this year has felt so long? As we dive into the holiday season, we must remember that we aren’t out of the woods yet. While we continue to navigate the currents of…

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Health & Wellness November 2020

The Blind Man’s Lantern

Symposia Medicus faculty member and Martial Arts Grand Master 8th Degree Black Belt Dr. Michael Foley shares a story and insight surrounding the challenge of healthcare provider burnout. One evening after a Martial Arts class, a blind student approached the Master to request a lantern for his journey home. On hearing the request, the Master—who…

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Health & Wellness September 2020

Improving Outcomes of Babies and Mothers Who Require Emergency-Release Transfusions

by Robert D. Christensen, MD Dr. Robert Christensen first spoke for Symposia Medicus seven years ago this month at our inaugural Neonatal Care conference. With September being Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month, Symposia Spotlight reached out to Dr. Christensen, who provided some important updates on neonatal transfusions. Timothy M. Bahr, MS, MD, Fellow…

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Get to Know Health & Wellness October 2020

Good for the Sole

I am an avid social dancer. I used to go out multiple times a week—to a local establishment for line dancing and country two-step and a local studio for west coast swing—but it won’t surprise anyone to hear that all of my regular dance venues are currently closed. Thankfully, I am still able to get…