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5 things to do today to protect your bones

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Taking care of our bodies means eating right, exercising, and seeing our physician for well visits and preventive screenings. These are basics that can help us to feel better and get healthier.

And, when it comes to bone health, these guidelines apply as well. But it doesn’t have to be a complicated, difficult process. Look at some of the small changes you can make in your life to minimize your risk of osteoporosis and broken bones:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Osteoporosis, Bone health

Meal replacement diets — pros and cons

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It sounds simple enough: eat a bar or drink a shake in place of your regular meal, You’ll consume a smaller amount of calories, and you can control exactly how much you’ll eat. But do these plans work?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

Why eating eggs can help you lose weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Packed with protein and easy to cook, eggs may help move the scale to a lower number. Instead of serving these delectable dishes only on your brunch-filled weekends, try adding eggs to your daily breakfast. Here’s why:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

How often should you weigh in?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a scale in their bathroom, but the way it gets used varies widely. People who are trying to lose weight may step on the scale daily — or even several times a day. Others may hold back and weigh only themselves once a week. Which is the right answer for weight loss?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition

10 struggles you face after you lose the weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve done it! Losing weight is a huge accomplishment and it’s exciting knowing you made it this far. However, no matter how many pounds you dropped, reaching your weight-loss goal doesn’t mean your journey is finished. In fact, you may experience additional challenges as you work to maintain your current weight or continue dropping pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

Diet strategies that could be working against you

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s hard to know the best approach for losing weight when you’re inundated with stories about the latest fad diets and weight-loss gadgets. To make it more difficult, it seems that what was recommended a few years ago has now fallen out of favor.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

Feeling your best after menopause

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Menopause is a natural and normal phase of every woman’s life. Unfortunately, this phase often includes symptoms like sleep disturbances, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings that can make women miserable.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Menopause

Why sticking with strict diets is hard

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The word “diet” has acquired such a negative connotation for a number of reasons. Anyone who’s ever tried dieting knows that cutting calories can be extremely difficult. It seems like the more you try to lose weight, the harder it becomes. But why is this?

Some biological factors can make strict diets very difficult to adhere to. Although some people may find success initially and drop pounds on very restrictive diets, often they find that down the road, they can’t stick with the plan or they gain weight back. This leads to a frustrating cycle of weight loss and gain.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

E. coli — how to protect yourself

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Many people have heard the term E.coli in the news when an outbreak occurs. But the truth is, we are surrounded by E. Coli in our environment — and many of these bacteria don’t make us sick at all. A problem arises when certain types of E. coli infect people through contaminated water, food, or contact with infected people or animals.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

New study finds diet soda may make you eat more

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard it said before that your daily diet drink isn’t doing you any favors. Chemicals like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin are packed into diet sodas, filing your body with artificial ingredients. In fact, a new study suggests that although they say “diet” on the label, these sodas are in fact increasing your appetite to make you consume more calories than you otherwise would with regular soda.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health