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New Year’s Resolutions

Chances are at some time in your life, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are ten tips to help you get started.

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How do I avoid excessive Holiday weight gain?

How do I avoid excessive Holiday weight gain?

The holiday season is not an excuse to eat in excess!

  • Don’t go to parties hungry. Eat a snack or small meal prior.
  • Concentrate on socializing and having fun—not eating. Enjoy time with family and friends away from the kitchen or buffet.
  • Use smaller plates.
  • ...
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What is Lifestyle Medicine

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Did you know that 80% or more of all healthcare spending in the United States is tied to the treatment of conditions associated with poor lifestyle choices?

According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine uses evidenced-based therapeutic approaches to prevent, t...

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Stress and Impact on Health

What is Stress?

Stress is an emotional and physical feeling we get when faced with changes in our environment or external pressures (stressors).  Even positive changes can produce an element of stress.

When we experience stress, our body releases the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol.  This trigge...

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What to Expect with a Colonoscopy

What to expect with a colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the United States in both men and women. Current medical guidelines recommend screening for CRC at age 50 in those at average risk, and earlier for those at higher risk, such as a family history of CRC or a personal history of bowel disea...

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