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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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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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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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Healthier Holiday Gift Ideas

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

Topics: Wellness, Integrative Medicine, 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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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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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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How Do You Build Healthy Bones?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 29, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Nutrition

As we venture through life, we may start to notice that we tend to break bones easier than before. This is due to the loss of bone density. Bone density is the amount of calcium and other minerals found in your bones. We start to lose that density over time.

Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, give tips on foods and other sources that are enriched with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain your bone density.

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