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  • The Healthier Plate: White Bean Dip
    Apr 03, 2015 | Are you responsible for bringing an appetizer to the Easter gathering this weekend? Skip the chips and dip; here's a healthy (and delicious!) dip option to try instead! ... Full story
  • How a Health Coach Can Help You Get Healthy and Stay Healthy
    Mar 26, 2015 | If you are trying to lose weight or reach other health-related goals, but are struggling to stay on the path toward wellness, have you ever questioned why you are trying to do it alone? Just as the coach of a football team instructs, trains, and motivates his players, a health coach can help you identify goals, create and achieve small steps toward goals, improve self-management, and help sustain your motivation.... Full story
  • 7 Steps to Wellness
    Mar 20, 2015 | The concept of wellness focuses on optimizing health and well-being rather than merely focusing on treating or even preventing disease. Here are seven steps you can take to have a healthy mind and healthy body.... Full story
  • Managing Stress with Meditation
    Mar 20, 2015 | Stress can lead to anxiety and depression, as well as major physical problems like cancer, ulcers, heart disease, asthma, infections, headaches, and arthritis. In other words, stress, when chronic and persistent can and does affect every organ system. Managing stress reduces the negative effects of adrenal hormones that are stimulated by stress. Tuning down these stress hormones can be achieved by meditation. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: Buffalo Chicken Bites
    Mar 13, 2015 | March Madness is just a few days away, and that means finding some yummy--and healthy--finger foods to enjoy while you watch your bracket get busted! If you like wings, try this recipe for buffalo chicken bites. ... Full story
  • What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
    Mar 05, 2015 | Does this winter weather have you feeling down? The "Winter Blues" are a real issue many people deal with. In the medical world, "winter blues" are known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Depression in any sense not only affects your emotional well-being, it can also have physical implications, such as weight gain. ... Full story
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine
    Feb 25, 2015 | The key to a healthy body is a happy, healthy mind. How often do you laugh? Dr. Sierpina gives his perspective on why he thinks you should find a doctor who has a sense of humor. ... Full story
  • Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips and Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
    Feb 25, 2015 | Snacking happens. We get that. The key is in choosing to snack on healthy foods rather than reaching for a bag of potato chips or a sugary treat. Here is a delicious and healthy snack recipe to have on hand. ... Full story
  • Want a Healthy Heart? Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Feb 10, 2015 | Being overweight or obese puts a lot of stress on your heart. Obesity is directly linked to a number of health problems that affect the heart and can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart attack, and/or premature death. If you want a healthy heart, keeping a healthy weight is key.... Full story
  • Love Your Heart
    Feb 02, 2015 | February is American Heart Month. How "heart healthy" is your lifestyle? Nourish your heart with diet, exercise, joy, and romance. ... Full story
  • National Cancer Prevention Month: 3 Tips to Prevent Cancer
    Feb 01, 2015 | February is National Cancer Prevention Month and today (Feb. 4) is World Cancer Day. Obesity and other lifestyle factors are some of the leading causes of cancer, which means in many cases, cancer can be prevented. Find out how you can lower your risk of cancer.... Full story
  • Want to Lose Weight? Set SMART Goals
    Feb 01, 2015 | Immediately after the holiday calories stick to our ribs, we are usually quick to make a New Years resolution to get them off. When working with patients to encourage behavior change, we often utilize the “SMART” goal tool.... Full story
  • 5 Health Goals to Consider in 2015
    Jan 28, 2015 | There's no better time than a New Year to take a look at your overall health and address any possible concerns. So what health issues should you consider? Take a look at these 5 health goals to consider in 2015. ... Full story
  • More Than Just Weight
    Jan 22, 2015 | Choosing to have weight loss surgery is about more than weight. To have success after weight loss surgery, you must understand all the dimensions of weight, including emotional triggers, addictions, habits, stress, and more. ... Full story
  • Should You Exercise While Sick?
    Jan 21, 2015 | It's cold and flu season, and that may mean you're feeling a bit under the weather. Although exercise may be the last thing on your mind when you aren't feeling good, getting a little exercise in may actually help you feel better.... Full story

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