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Do You Need to Eat Breakfast as Soon as You Wake Up?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on May 2, 2019 3:40:13 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet, Nutrition


Is the first thing you do each morning eat breakfast? If you've had bariatric surgery, you may wonder how to best space out your meals each day. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, discusses if it's best to eat breakfast right away or wait awhile: 

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Posted by Lake Health on Apr 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM

Topics: New Moms, Parenting, Infant Care, SIDS

Now that you are pregnant or have recently given birth, your friends and family might joke that “You’ll never sleep again.” While that might be true—and frustrating—don’t be tempted to jeopardize a safe sleep environment in an effort to get your baby to fall asleep. Angie Quirk, RN, director of Lake Health Maternal and Child Services, explains the basics of safe sleep:

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What Foods Improve Digestion?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Apr 20, 2019 4:32:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Integrative Medicine

Your digestive system’s job is to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste. But if your system isn’t working properly, you could experience abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramps, and even diarrhea or constipation. Some simple fixes to your diet can help you get back on track, according to Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM:

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Is My Baby Getting Enough to Eat When I Breastfeed?

Posted by Lake Health Lactation Consultants on Apr 17, 2019 7:15:00 PM

Topics: Nutrition, New Moms, Parenting

The most common question I hear from new breastfeeding moms is, “How do I know if my baby is getting enough to eat?" Lactation consultant Michelle Carlson, RN, IBCLC, shares how you can tell with your new baby: 

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Can Water Rehabilitation Really Help Athletes?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Apr 15, 2019 7:10:00 PM

Topics: Student Athletes, Sports Medicine, Athletes, Physical Therapy

When you think of physical therapy, do you picture a swimming pool? More athletes than ever are trying aquatic therapy to return to their sport faster and with less pain. Water offers many unique properties to help you recover from injury better than doing exercises on land. What makes water therapy different? Deb Walko, AT, EMT-B, CSCS, Lake Health Sports Medicine senior athletic trainer and injured-worker rehabilitation expert, explains:

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Can I Eat at Restaurants After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Apr 3, 2019 11:23:00 AM

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


Eating out at restaurants with friends and family is a popular way to socialize and enjoy the company of others. The good news is you can still find dishes at most restaurants that fit with your post-surgery diet! Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, gives her top tips for ordering at restaurants after weight-loss surgery:

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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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