Health Notes

Recipe: Grilling Summer Veggie for a Tasty Meal

by admin on September 21, 2016

Summer gardens gave us a bounty of fresh flavors. Now, it’s time to assemble them into something new for your taste buds to enjoy.

Methodist Hospital Café chef Collin Leeders offers a new option for your eggplant, onion and tomato crops in this yummy sandwich built for one.

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Q&AQ.  My son is 10 years old, my daughter is just 7. Their dad and I have always been a little overweight, and when I’m honest with myself, I can see that my kids are heavier than they should be, too. They area happy, wonderful kids, but I just really want them to be healthier. How can I talk to my kids and encourage them to lose some weight without destroying their self-confidence or making them feel bad about themselves?

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Keep it Simple (When Eating with Diabetes)

August 31, 2016
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Caring for your diabetes can be complicated and often overwhelming. However, if you follow these few simple suggestions, you are on the way to being healthier and more in control of your diabetes. 1.  Don’t skip meals.  Sounds easy, but often with our busy lifestyles we tend to skip a meal or two (most often […]

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Recipe: Pizza with a Southwestern Flair

August 17, 2016
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When it comes to good pizza, it’s all about the toppings. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is it! Today, Methodist Hospital Café Chef Collin Leeder offers up a recipe that will give your flatbread a southwestern flair. (Note: Save this for your cheat night!)

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Your Questions Answered: “Am I too heavy for surgery?”

August 10, 2016
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Q. I’ve seen shows on TV like “My 600lb Life,” where people who are very large want to have weight loss surgery but it’s too risky for their size. I really want to explore my surgical options, but I’m worried I’m too heavy as well. Is there a point you weigh too much to have […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Shouldn’t Stop You from Weight Loss Surgery

July 27, 2016
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Diabetes is a disease where your body loses the ability to effectively use sugar. There are many ways that the disease affects your overall health – wound healing is one of them. When you are diabetic, your body’s ability to heal wounds slows down. That can be a major concern for diabetic patients considering surgery, […]

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Your Questions Answered: “When can I start exercising again after surgery?”

July 20, 2016
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Q. I’ve been making great progress before my bariatric surgery and even started dropping a few pounds on my own thanks to regular exercise. I just don’t want to lose my momentum after my surgery. When can I start back up with my normal exercise routine?

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Recipe: A Summer Salad with a Side of YUM!

July 13, 2016
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Bright and colorful, spinach is as nutritious as it is beautiful. The brighter the color, the more vitamin C packed in every leaf. And besides those C vitamins, spinach also carries phytonutrients and glycoglycerolipids – which are just very big words for rich nutrients which help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage. […]

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Making Sense of the New Dietary Guidelines

June 29, 2016
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A new update five years in the making offers new recommendations to help America eat healthier. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the newest Dietary Guidelines For Americans just last December. Now in its’ 40th year, these 8th edition guidelines are packed with nutritional advice based […]

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Little Label – Big Changes

June 22, 2016
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Just one month from now, the little label on all your favorite foods will undergo some big changes. In fact, it’s the nutrition label’s biggest changes since 1993. The FDA finalized changes in May which will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the food they eat. The changes are based on […]

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