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Leann Poston, MD, MBA, M.Ed

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Leann Poston, MD, is a licensed physician in Ohio who holds an MBA and an M.Ed. She is a medical writer and educator who researches and writes about medicine, education, and healthcare administration.

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Leann Poston, MD, is a licensed physician in Ohio who holds an MBA and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who researches and writes about:

  • medicine
  • education
  • healthcare administration

After practicing in a physician group practice for 11 years, Dr. Poston taught students at all academic levels, wrote curriculum for medical and business colleges, and served as an assistant dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Poston was selected to be a Romanell fellow based on her work in medical professionalism.

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How to Reverse Prediabetes: Experts’ Take + Tips To Get Started

November 18, 2022
While having prediabetes is a warning that shouldn’t be ignored, it is reversible. Simple lifestyle adjustments can improve your overall health and reverse prediabetes.
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The Relationship Between Hormones & Metabolic Syndrome

September 27, 2022
Metabolic syndrome is common, and so are hormonal imbalances, but are they related? Researchers are investigating the connections between hormones and metabolic health. Learn what we know about the connection and how it may impact your health.
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6 Markers of Metabolic Health & How to Improve Them

August 26, 2022
Markers of metabolic health go beyond body weight. They measure your future risk of conditions like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Check your metabolic health markers and track your progress towards better health.
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How Blood Sugar & Metabolic Health Are Related

August 16, 2022
Metabolic health refers to how well your body converts food and stored energy into cellular fuel; gone awry, it can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Learn how blood sugar provides insight into your metabolic health.
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Blood Sugar and Your Immune System

August 9, 2022
Excess blood sugar negatively affects how infection-fighting cells function. Your hardworking immune system needs good nutrition in order to protect you from an onslaught of infectious agents looking for a weak spot in your defenses.
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Maintaining Stable Blood Sugar Can Help Reduce the Risk of High Blood Pressure

August 5, 2022
High blood pressure and high blood sugar are a double whammy to your metabolic health that can increase your risk for chronic disease and shorten your lifespan.
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Does Aging Change Blood Glucose Levels?

July 25, 2022
Some people lose the ability to regulate their blood glucose as well as they did when they were younger. Learn about the relationship between aging, glucose levels, and insulin resistance.
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How Your Period Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels

July 20, 2022
The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones. Like most hormones, estrogen and progesterone have multiple effects on your body - including blood sugar levels.
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How Hormones Can Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts

July 19, 2022
Hormones play an important role in weight loss, but they play an even bigger role in weight maintenance. Learn about hunger hormones, fullness hormones, and how the entire endocrine system can affect your weight and weight-loss efforts.
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Can Walking Help With Weight Loss?

June 10, 2022
Can you really lose weight by walking? Yes. A nutritious diet and brisk walking routine can lead to successful weight loss.
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How to Lose Weight When You Have PCOS

June 8, 2022
Women with PCOS have a harder time losing weight than women without it. However, losing excess weight can often improve PCOS symptoms.
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Why Is My Blood Sugar High During or After Exercise?

May 12, 2022
Your blood sugar might be high during or after exercise. Leann Poston, M.D., explains why glucose spikes during or after a workout typically aren’t a bad thing.
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Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and What You Can Do

April 5, 2022
Imagine you recently scheduled a physical exam with your healthcare provider and learned that your fasting blood glucose was a little high. The good news is that you don’t have type 2 diabetes, at least not yet, but your doctor is concerned.
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Can You Lose Weight Without Exercise?

January 12, 2022
Can you lose weight and keep it off without exercising? Diet and exercise are both important to your long-term health goals, but let’s see what the research says.
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Weight Loss for Beginners: What You Need to Know to Lose Weight

December 9, 2021
The ultimate guide to weight loss for beginners, with expert tips from an MD on what to eat and do to see success.
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The Science Behind Weight Loss for Women

November 23, 2021
Are men and women really that different when it comes to weight loss? We break down weight loss for women here.
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What Is Metabolic Health?

November 8, 2021
Find out what metabolic health is, how you can determine what it is, and natural ways to improve it.
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