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  • 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
  • New Beginnings
    Jan 13, 2015 | Midway through January -- are you already feeling discouraged by your New Year's Resolutions? Take some encouragement from Dr. Sierpina and commit to your dreams day by day, moment by moment. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: Chocolate Cheesecake
    Jan 13, 2015 | Craving chocolate but watching what you eat? Here's a recipe every chocolate lover will die for: healthy chocolate cheesecake. Mouth watering yet?... Full story
  • 5 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    Jan 02, 2015 | Did you make a New Year's Resolution to get fit and healthy? Keeping our New Year's Resolutions isn't easy. In fact, most of us will fail by the end of January. Use these 5 tips from our Fitness Expert, Marilyn Hoyt, to keep your New Year's Resolution.... Full story
  • The gift of food: How to politely decline food during the holidays without offending
    Dec 23, 2014 | The holidays seem to be centered around one thing: food. When you've been through weight loss surgery, it can be especially tough to make it through this time. Helpful tips for how to politely decline food this Christmas season. ... Full story
  • 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

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