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  • 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
  • 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

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