Health Matters

White Foods: Worthy or Worrisome?

Posted by Tracy Yoda, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDE on Jan 30, 2018 8:50:09 AM

Here's what you didn't know about white-colored foods....

This New Year, many of us have resolved to live healthier lifestyles, whether by quitting smoking, exercising more or eating a healthier diet. If you’re looking to change your diet or take on a new health trend, you’re probably unsure about which one is best for you.

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Topics: Health Care 101, Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management

Your Yearly Health Plan (Infographic)

Posted by Gini Hoffman on Jan 15, 2018 7:29:00 AM

It’s been a few weeks since you set your goal to improve your health this year, and it is going great – or maybe not so much. Whether or not you’ve made any progress, it's never too late to refocus on your health.

Get started by breaking down your health goals into smaller, more achievable objectives. Set an intention for each month and stick to them. 

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Topics: Health Care 101, Lifestyle & Wellness

8 Tips to Keep Type 2 Diabetes Away

Posted by Terry Lumber on Dec 18, 2017 7:21:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in three American adults have prediabetes, but more than 90 percent of these adults don’t even know they are at a high risk for Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Prediabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but are not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. If you’re at a high risk for or have already been diagnosed with prediabetes, prevention of Type 2 diabetes is possible (and highly recommended!), and it doesn’t require killing yourself at the gym every night. 

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Diabetes Treatment

Santa: We wish you a healthy Christmas

Posted by Dr. David Spencer on Dec 13, 2017 11:51:00 AM

He may be the jolliest guy of all, but his physician probably isn’t feeling very merry.

Awash in Christmas cookies and candy canes, and participating in an inadequate once-a-year exercise regimen, Santa’s potential health concerns are too many to count. If I were his physician, I would suggest that as he prepares for his busiest night of the year, he should also get ready for few lifestyle changes.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management, Diabetes Treatment

9 Ways to Stay Fit this Winter

Posted by Erika Smith on Dec 4, 2017 7:28:00 AM

Winter hibernation is the quickest path to gain weight and a case of the seasonal blues. Don’t let the frosty weather take a bite out of your workout. Resolve to stay active with these tips and learn how to stay healthy during the holidays.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management

Why Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Posted by Gini Hoffman on Oct 23, 2017 7:18:00 AM

What takes less than 10 minutes, is virtually painless and could potentially save your life? The influenza vaccination. Commonly known as the flu shot, it can prevent you from becoming seriously ill or worse.

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Topics: Family Health 101, Health Care 101, Lifestyle & Wellness

11 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Posted by Miranda Shearin, RD, CDE on Oct 23, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time of year again

Time for visiting with family and friends, spreading holiday cheer and filling our bellies with delicious holiday treats. Before we know it, though, those treats will have our bellies shaking like bowls full of jelly. Americans typically gain between five and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Sure, we vow to lose the weight in the New Year, but it is possible to skip the resolution altogether by eating a little healthier during the holidays.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management

4 Lesser Known Benefits of Weight Loss

Posted by Dr. Glen Moore on Oct 15, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Weight loss isn’t just about looking slimmer

It can impact your well-being in surprising ways. 

Recent studies have shown a trimmer waistline can actually be a total body (and lifestyle) experience. Other benefits of weight loss include improved memory, a reduced risk of certain cancers, lower health care costs and improved fertility. And those are just to name a few. It certainly isn’t a cure all, but it comes close.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management

8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

Posted by Dr. Susan Ziglar on Oct 8, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Thanks to various anti-smoking campaigns over the years, we are all aware of the impact that quitting can have on cancer and heart disease reduction. However, you may not be aware that your risks for these diseases can lessen quite quickly. It often comes as a surprise to our patients that quitting, even after many years of smoking, can make a huge impact.

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Topics: Cardiology, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness, Lung Health, Smoking

How to Safely Start a Running Program

Posted by Erika Smith on Sep 24, 2017 10:00:00 PM

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that people who ran for just a few minutes every day had a reduced risk from dying of heart disease. The study monitored more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period. Researchers concluded that even those who had smoked, had diabetes or were considered obese still benefitted from running each day.

Running also offers a multitude of additional physical and mental health benefits. It works multiple muscle groups at the same time, it burns calories at a high rate thus helping with weight loss, it helps strengthen joints and bones and releases hormones that make you feel happier.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

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