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Why It's Important to Plan Your Meals

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 3, 2019 11:01:12 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


The last thing most people want to do at the end of a busy work day is prepare dinner. According to the USDA, Americans in 2014 spent an average of 37 minutes a day preparing food and cleaning up. That’s over 4 hours a week! Why is meal planning so important?

Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains: 

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Successful Change For the New Year

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jan 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM

Topics: Wellness

We see it every New Year: The mass crowds in the gym come and then slowly fade off throughout the first few months of the year. The excitement of the New Year gives us that energy to begin great lifelong goals, but then the motivation quickly goes away. We need to shift our mindset to recognize that change is a gradual process. We don’t want to overload ourselves with unattainable long-term goals. Emma Giardini, MEd, BS, wellness coach with Lake Health Integrative Medicine, explains how to set goals you'll actually stick with all year long: 

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Gifts For Kids that Promote Wellness

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 20, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Topics: Holidays, Parenting, Kids

We all want to make our kids' wishes come true during the holiday season, but there are gifts that can also promote health and wellness. Here are some ideas for gifts that can promote wellness all year long:

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Stay Motivated to Exercise this Winter: Here's How

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Dec 16, 2018 1:04:00 PM

Topics: Trainer Tips, Fitness

When it’s cold and dark outside, you might be tempted to snuggle up inside where it’s warm and cozy instead of venturing out to exercise. But staying active all year is important for your health and well-being. If you have children, it also sets a good example for them, especially if you do activities together.

Kat Shuster, a Lake Health athletic trainer with the Lake Health Sports Medicine team, gives her top tips for staying active during the winter:

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Healthier Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 11, 2018 2:32:00 PM

Topics: Integrative Medicine, Wellness, Holidays

If you're searching for a unique gift idea this holiday season, consider giving something special that promotes health and wellness. Lake Health Wellness Coach Emma Giardini shares her favorite gift ideas to help your loved ones stay well: 

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Breastfeeding: When Your Baby Won’t Take a Bottle

Posted by Lake Health Lactation Consultants on Dec 9, 2018 2:23:00 PM

Topics: Breastfeeding, New Moms, Parenting

Some breastfed babies refuse to take a bottle. Even so, with a little work and preplanning you should be able to get your baby to drink your breast milk from a bottle. Michelle Carlson, RN, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant, gives her top tips for transitioning your baby from breastfeeding to drinking pumped breast milk from a bottle: 

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How Can I Prevent Injuries when Shoveling Snow?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Dec 6, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Topics: Sports Medicine, Trainer Tips

Believe it or not, shoveling snow can be compared to strength training, and aerobically it’s similar to exercising on a treadmill! So just like exercise, there are things that you can do to reduce your risk of injury. Senior athletic trainer Sherrie Northrup with the Lake Health Sports Medicine team offers this advice to stay safe when shoveling snow this winter:

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Does a Growling Stomach Mean You're Hungry?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Nov 28, 2018 12:25:44 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


Have you ever heard your stomach growl, gurgle or rumble? A common misconception is that a growling stomach means you're hungry, but this is usually not the case.

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Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Nov 8, 2018 4:55:00 PM

Topics: Mental Health, Stress, Wellness

The holiday season is just around the corner and we can’t wait to make holiday cookies, wear crazy holiday sweaters and spend time with friends and family. Holiday stress will develop no matter what because there just isn’t enough time for everything. But Lake Health Wellness Coach Emma Giardini offers these tips on how to reduce the stress and enjoy the holiday season:

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Lock Your Meds - Why and How

Posted by Lake Health Family Practice Team on Oct 23, 2018 10:49:00 AM

Topics: Kids, Wellness

The prescription drugs you have in your medicine cabinet can pose an unintended risk for your family. Lucille Zappitelli-Sason, MSN, CNP, a nurse practitioner with Lake County Family Practice, gives the scoop on the dangers prescription drugs (even expired and unused ones) can pose and shares crucial tips for protecting your family: 

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