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  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
    Dec 19, 2014 | Worried about gaining weight this holiday season. Don't be. Instead, prepare yourself for the holidays with these 10 tips for a healthy holiday season. ... Full story
  • 4 Tips for Dealing With Holiday Stress
    Dec 17, 2014 | Stress and depression often accompany the holiday season. Anxiety over finances, hosting guests, cleaning, cooking, and attending multiple parties can make your head spin. While holiday-related stress is normal, we must find healthy ways to handle that stress, or we will end up making unhealthy choices we later regret. Get four tips for dealing with your holiday stress from Dr. Victor Sierpina. ... Full story
  • 6 Cold Weather Exercise Tips
    Dec 12, 2014 | Cold weather can be an instant motivation killer when you're trying to workout outdoors. But winter will be here to stay for at least a few months, so use these cold weather exercise tips to stay safe and warm while working out in the cold. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: Fiber-Packed Black Bean Brownies
    Dec 11, 2014 | When you're trying to lose weight, whether or not you've had weight loss surgery, you need to reduce the amount of sweets you eat. But we know that sometimes it's tough to beat those cravings. So when you do need something sweet, try this recipe for fiber-packed black bean brownies. Just remember: everything in moderation!... Full story
  • Handling the Holiday Blues
    Dec 10, 2014 | The holidays should be a time of happiness for everyone. Unfortunately, they are often the source of depression for many, a.k.a. the "holiday blues." Get some tips for dealing with the holiday blues so your holiday season can be as joyful as it should be. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: High Protein Mashed Cauliflower
    Dec 09, 2014 | Mashed cauliflower is a delicious and nutritious substitute for mashed potatoes. And as an added benefit, it's packed full of protein! ... Full story
  • How to Use Your FSA to Pay for Weight Loss Surgery in 2015
    Dec 04, 2014 | Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your employer? Find out what you need to know about using your FSA to pay for your weight loss surgery in 2015.... Full story
  • Mindful Gratitude Leads to a Healthy Life
    Nov 25, 2014 | Feelings of gratitude have been directly linked to a happier, healthier life. What are you thankful for? Take some time to focus on gratitude with these tips from Victor Sierpina, MD. ... Full story
  • Emotional Side of Bariatric Surgery
    Nov 25, 2014 | Weight loss surgery is discussed, it is done so in terms of the physical. Of course, this is no surprise. It is to be expected considering that this surgery - whether it’s gastric bypass, Lap Band, or gastric sleeve - can literally transform a person’s physical appearance. ... Full story
  • Vetting Your Weight Loss Surgeon
    Nov 25, 2014 | It used to be that a family doctor was sort of handed down from one generation to the next. Families that stayed in one town knew the doctors that were available to them and there was never really a question about “choosing” a physician. Today, of course, things have changed dramatically.... Full story
  • Get Moving: 5 Exercise Tips for Overweight or Obese People
    Nov 20, 2014 | Exercise is an important component of any person's health, no matter their weight. If you are overweight or obese, exercising may be more challenging. Get tips to get moving from Nicholson Clinic's Fitness Expert, Marilyn Hoyt. ... Full story
  • Will Weight Loss Surgery Make Me Lose My Hair?
    Nov 20, 2014 | Weight loss surgery is a decision that many people come to only after many years of living with obesity - and often the medical conditions that come as a result - with no success in losing the weight, and keeping it off, through any other method. ... Full story
  • Weight Loss Surgery and Excess Skin
    Nov 20, 2014 | Weight loss surgery puts people back in control of their lives, allowing them to finally take the weight off that has likely plagued them for years. Most people do not choose such surgery lightly.... Full story
  • Diet Pills—Are they useful for weight loss?
    Nov 18, 2014 | Diet pills and supplements are popular, but are they really helpful in losing weight? Better question, are they safe? Find out in this article from Nicholson Clinic blog contributor, Dr. Victor Sierpina. ... Full story
  • Talking to Others About Weight Loss Surgery
    Nov 15, 2014 | Preparing for weight loss surgery is a big deal and something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Anyone preparing for surgery of this kind has certainly done their homework with regard to all the details surrounding this procedure. ... Full story

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