Karen Leaphart started 2019 unhappy and unhealthy. After a few years of steady weight increase, she found herself at the doctor with an ultimatum: Lose weight in six months or begin medication for high cholesterol. Karen needed serious help. Nothing she had been doing was working to get the weight off, and she wanted lasting weight-loss success for a healthier future.
Dr. John Baniewicz, Chief Medical Officer for Lake Health, shares an update to our patients and community members:
With a purpose of “transforming lives through healthy skin,” Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga, founder of Apex Dermatology and former Marine Flight Surgeon, combined his two passions―dermatology and military service―to create The Purple Heart Project, an amazing charitable service which offers complimentary scar treatments to veterans injured in active duty.
Discover the new providers who have joined the Lake Health team:
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice! Try this fall favorite in the following recipes:
One in three American adults―more than 88 million―has prediabetes. That means their blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Worse yet, at least eight out of 10 of those with prediabetes don’t know they have the condition. And, without making lifestyle changes, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes within five years*.
Eating a balanced diet provides the nutrients kids need for growth and development, and is critical for building healthy bodies, shares Jamie Walker, a registered dietitian with Lake Health’s Integrative Medicine department.
Did you know just one pint of blood can help up to three people in need? You can help save lives by donating blood at the 15th annual Lake County Community Blood Drive! Join Lake Health and the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 22, from 8 am to 7 pm at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast-Mentor.