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Do I Really Need a Primary Care Doctor?

Posted by Lake Health Physician Group on Mar 30, 2019 11:05:00 AM

Topics: Wellness

You rarely get sick and when you do, you go to an urgent care. So, why do you need your own doctor? Dr. John Baniewicz, a Lake Health internist, offers five good reasons:

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What is the Best Cross Training for Runners?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Mar 24, 2019 3:38:00 PM

Topics: Fitness, Trainer Tips, Athletes

Basically, cross training involves regularly incorporating a form of exercise other than your sport of choice to strengthen your muscles and decrease your risk of injury. Cross training gives your body a break from the repetitiveness of your usual sport and creates muscular balance. Danielle Pape, certified personal trainer with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her best advice on how runners can use cross training to improve their fitness levels: 

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How to Treat Food Sensitivities in Children

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Mar 21, 2019 7:48:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Kids, Integrative Medicine, Food Sensitivities

If your child has a true food allergy, such as to strawberries or peanuts, you will know immediately because he or she might break out in hives or have trouble breathing after eating these foods. But if your child has a food sensitivity—which can result in more vague symptoms such as gas, bloating, rashes, joint pain and fatigue—you can have a hard time pinpointing the sensitivity. Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, explains how to uncover the culprit and what to do about it:

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Solutions for Your Child's Constipation

Posted by Lake Health Family Practice Team on Mar 11, 2019 6:47:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids, Parenting, Infant Care

Constipation is common throughout childhood. Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, explains why it happens and how to solve this common issue: 

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Do I Have a Cold or the Flu?

Posted by Lake Health Family Practice Team on Mar 8, 2019 1:42:00 PM

Topics: Flu

People often mistake a common cold for the flu and vice versa. Dr. Michael Majetich with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Primary Care in Willoughby explains how to tell the difference and gives treatment options and suggestions for helping you stay healthy:

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What Can I Eat After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Mar 8, 2019 11:24:19 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Wellness, Healthy Diet, Nutrition


A common question from people considering weight loss surgery is what foods they can and cannot eat after surgery. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, describes what a typical diet includes (and excludes) after bariatric surgery. 

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Is Calorie Counting Important for Weight Loss?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 21, 2019 3:06:16 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet


When it comes to weight loss, it all boils down to calories in vs. calories out. Calories are a scientific measure of the energy in food. Our bodies need a constant supply of energy (calories) to do everything from physical activity to carrying out basic vital functions like breathing and digesting food. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains how calorie counting could help promote weight loss: 

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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: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet


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: Kids, Parenting, Holidays

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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