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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: New Moms, Parenting, Breastfeeding

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: Trainer Tips, Sports Medicine

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: Wellness, Stress, Mental Health

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: Wellness, Kids

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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How Do I Know if I'm at Risk for Diabetes?

Posted by Lake Health Diabetes Education Center on Oct 16, 2018 9:57:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Diabetes


More than 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and 7 million of them don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diabetes is serious business. It can lead to heart disease; stroke; kidney failure; vision loss; amputation of toes, feet or legs; and premature death. The good news is that you can often manage diabetes with physical activity, diet, insulin and other medications.
Marjorie Lang, a diabetes educator at Lake Health, knows how important it is to see if you're at risk. 

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How to Recognize a Stroke

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 29, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Topics: Heart & Vascular, Heart Health

 A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts, depriving the brain of oxygen. Brain damage can occur within minutes.

Stroke is the nation’s leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death. Early diagnosis and treatment can help lessen a stroke’s long-term effects and increase the chances of survival. Many people having a stroke can’t help themselves. That’s why you should learn the symptoms of a stroke and act FAST*.

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What is Normal Blood Pressure?

Posted by Lake Health Physician Group on Sep 28, 2018 4:27:36 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Heart & Vascular, Heart Health

Blood pressure is considered normal or healthy when it’s below 120/80, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Both organizations now define high blood pressure as anything over 130/80, down from 140/90.

 

Why is it important to keep track of your blood pressure? Neelima Rao, MD, explains: 

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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 27, 2018 11:33:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Cancer, Women's Health

When it comes to taking care of ourselves, most women tend to worry more about the health of others than their own. Having a yearly wellness check-up may be an addition to your already overwhelming to-do list, but it’s important to make sure you're in good health before you can take care of others.

Lake Health General Surgeon Eveline Klenotic, DO, explains the importance of breast health and the facts and risk factors of breast cancer:

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A Day's Worth of Healthy Recipes for Fall

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Sep 26, 2018 9:59:29 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Nutrition

Whether or not you've had weight-loss surgery, you should always be eating healthy, balanced and whole foods. Here's a day's worth of recipe ideas to enjoy the flavors of fall. 

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