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For Med Pros Preparing for Surgery

What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)…and Why Should I Pay Attention To It?

If you’re getting ready to go under the knife, you may have heard the term Enhanced Recovery After Surgery—but you’re likely wondering What is enhanced recovery after surgery and why in the world should I pay attention to it? Not to worry, friends—today, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this effective medical […]

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Preparing for Surgery

The Upside of Going Under in December: 5 Major Benefits of Scheduling Surgery During the Holidays

If your holiday season holds a surgery, we wouldn’t blame for you for being a little down about it. But—while you might need to cut back on the eggnog and probably won’t be able to join in on that sled race—it actually turns out there are some benefits of scheduling your surgery during the holidays. […]

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For Med Pros Presurgery Nutrition

Answering Your Questions about our Pre Surgery Carbohydrate Drink: The Top 5 ClearFast FAQs

At ClearFast, we get to be on the forefront of an exciting shift in the way the medical industry prepares patients for surgery. With physicians and luminary hospitals across the U.S. now replacing old-school fasting-from-midnight with the consumption of a pre surgery carbohydrate drink instead, we hear from patients all of the time who have […]

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Colonoscopies

Pro Tips for Getting Through Colonoscopy Prep: Minimizing Discomfort in the Dreaded Prep Process

Though there are approximately 15 million colonoscopies performed in the U.S. each year (whoa!), getting through colonoscopy prep isn’t exactly a breeze. With a large volume of a foul-tasting prep liquid to consume, a clear-liquid diet you have to stick to, and—yes—the uncomfortable reality of clearing your bowels for your procedure, it’s safe to say […]

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Presurgery Nutrition

The Answer is Clear: Addressing Misconceptions Around Presurgery Drinks

For decades, patients have been told to fast before surgery. So, when people first hear about presurgery drinks, it’s natural for them to say “Hey, wait—you’re just trying to sell us something we don’t need! And besides, that’s going against doctor’s orders.” But the truth is, despite some misconceptions swirling around presurgery drinks, they are […]

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Presurgery Nutrition

ClearFast Ingredients 101: The Nutrients & Minerals in our Presurgery Drink that Make for Faster Healing

We often get asked what makes our presurgery drink different from (and more effective than) sports drinks or water when it comes to safer surgeries and enhanced recovery after surgery—and the answer lies in ClearFast ingredients. Rich in a number of powerful minerals and nutrients, ClearFast was specifically formulated to meet strict Enhanced Recovery After […]

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Wellness + Medical Tips

Electrolytes for Hydration and Healing: What They Are & Why You Need Them

Ah, electrolytes—we know they’re good, and we know we need them…but what exactly are they? And, more importantly, what’s the deal with the importance of electrolytes for hydration and healing? If you find yourself wondering why in the world you hear so much talk about the power of electrolytes for hydration and unsure of what, […]

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Presurgery Nutrition

Surgery With ClearFast and Without: The Difference is Clear

When it comes to undergoing surgery with ClearFast, there are endless benefits we could tell you about for both your presurgery experience and your recovery…but perhaps the best way to gain a comprehensive understanding of ClearFast’s benefits is to compare what surgery is like with ClearFast versus what it’s like without the help of ClearFast. […]

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Preparing for Surgery Presurgery Nutrition

10 Mistakes You’re Making When Preparing for Surgery

When it comes to preparing for surgery, there’s so much to consider. From transportation plans to remembering to pick-up those all-important prescriptions, there are countless different tasks you can easily forget to take care of ahead of time—especially when you’re anxious and overwhelmed about going under anesthesia. To help you on your quest to ensure […]

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For Med Pros

How to Decrease PIR & Reduce The Risk of Surgical Site Infection with Preop Carbohydrate Loading

As physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, we know your number-one goal is to ensure patient safety during surgery—while at the same time ensuring efficient hospital stay times and high patient satisfaction. Surgical site infections caused by postoperative insulin resistance (PIR) are not only dangerous to your patients, but can affect your patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS) negatively. […]