Category Archive: Nutrition


The truth about vitamins: Part 1 of 2

Guest Author: Robin Tanner MD3 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Robin Tanner MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Originally from Danville, Pennsylvania, Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Aside from studying medicine, she enjoys learning about World …

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Fueling Up for Exercise: Is it Better Before or After?

When is the optimal time to eat with regard to exercise? Will eating before exercise cause cramping? Will it negatively affect performance? Will eating after exercise make me nauseous or tired? These questions enter the minds of almost every amateur or competitive athlete engaged in exercise or sports. Some people report upset stomach and cramping …

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A Little Sun and Vitamin D

Spring is here … the days are longer and sun stronger! This winter I saw local dermatologist, Dr. Ted Stampien, Jr. and his wife, Susan, driving in their convertible. I joked that the only time a dermatologist feels protected from the sun while riding in a convertible is in the winter with the top up. …

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