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Recovering from Surgery: Nutrition for Surgical Wound Healing

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We're all different. But we're all made up of 99.9% of the same DNA, meaning our bodies aren't so different after all. In fact, we need many of the same elements to function. This is especially true with nutrition for wound healing.

Poor nutrition is just one factor that can delay wound healing. Age, as well as health conditions, such as diabetes or cancer, malnutrition, and cardiovascular issues can further impact healing. Soft-tissue infections and medications can also contribute to delayed wound healing. 

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Diabetes and Immunity: How Prioritizing Nutrition and Muscle Health Can Help

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As we navigate cold and flu season with uncertainty remaining around the pandemic, it’s an important time to consider the best ways to support immune health. Immune system support is even more critical for people with diabetes as viral infections can increase inflammation and contribute to more severe complications, like we’ve seen with COVID-19.1 While many with diabetes already consider good nutrition a part of overall well-being and blood sugar control, some may be surprised about how their diet and muscle health can impact the immune system.

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9 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks for Moms on the Go

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You want to give your baby the best nutrition before they enter the world. Your baby's health depends on what you eat, and every bite matters when it comes to nourishing your little one. But you've got a lot to do, and you need snacks you can make in minutes. 

Your growing baby requires important nutrients: protein for building muscles, calcium, and vitamin D for forming strong bones, and iron for making extra red blood cells needed during pregnancy. The best snacks for pregnancy satisfy your cravings and your baby's need for nutrients.

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How Protein Fuels Development

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From infancy through adolescence, kids need protein to support rapid growth, development and immune health. Yet, research shows that many kids' protein needs go unmet. In fact, as many as one in seven school-aged children in the U.S. fall short of their recommended daily protein targets.1

Here's how to tell if your child is getting enough protein, how to easily add more to their diet, and why this nutrient is so essential for their physical growth and immune health. 

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Wondering How to Support Aging? Think Nutrition

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Whether you're getting older or are caring for an elderly loved one, it's normal to wonder how to support aging. The answer may be as simple as good nutrition. While a nutritious, balanced diet is essential at every stage of life, it's especially critical as you mature.

The good news is that nutritious diets for elderly people may support a range of physical and psychological well-being needs, helping seniors stay strong, active and independent.

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What Is Healthy Aging?

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When thinking about aging well, what's the first thing that comes to mind? According to the World Health Organization, healthy aging is "the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age." The healthiest seniors are those who take measures to maintain various aspects of their health as they get older. This article will explore actions that promote good health in a person's golden years.

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The STEM Women Scientists at Abbott

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More than ever, women are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and at Abbott, they are conducting groundbreaking research, pioneering innovations, making discoveries, developing breakthrough technologies, bringing products to market and changing lives. Not only that, they're changing the healthcare industry.

In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we connected with two Abbott scientists, Barb Marriage, Ph.D., RD, who has conducted extensive global research in pediatric nutrition contributing to the development of nutrition therapies that help children with metabolic disorders get the nutrition they need; as well as Bridget Barrett-Reis, Ph.D., RD, who's vision, insight and direction have led to clinical trials and the introduction of innovative nutritional products for the NICU.

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Physical activity and good nutrition important for vaccine response

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By Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Director, Health Policy and Programs, Abbott
Originally published in the International Council on Active Aging

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Jason Sudeikis Joins Abbott, Real Madrid at New York Stock Exchange to Support Children's Health

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Oct 18 2021

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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

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How to Hydrate

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How to Hydrate

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Gut Health Grocery List

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Top Sources of Protein

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