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Stress and Health in the Fall Season

The fall season can be stressful after a nice leisurely summer.  Kids are back in school, the traffic to and from work is heavier, days become shorter, and the holidays are just around the corner.  Seems everything gets back into full force! The symptoms of stress can be both mental and physical, so it is […]

Crockpot meals: A simple, healthy way to cook

Are you tired of coming home and thinking “what am I going to make for dinner tonight??!!”  Has dinner time become the most dreaded part of your day? Fret no more! Crockpot meals can be your saving grace! What is a crockpot? It is a slow cooker that can be used every day and is […]

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

Sharon McLemore RN MSN NP-C I’m often asked if one can safely get pregnant after bariatric surgery.  The short answer is, yes.  It’s not unusual for women with obesity-related infertility problems, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to start ovulating regularly after bariatric surgery. For this reason, we recommend women of child bearing age who don’t […]

September – Food Safety Awareness Month

In order to avoid foodborne illnesses, food safety guidelines should be practiced when purchasing, prepping, cooking/reheating, and storing foods.  The danger begins once the food items are expired, reheated incorrectly or at room temperature for more than two hours. Bacteria can start to grow as food is opened and exposed to temperatures between 40o-140o F. […]

Hydration: Why is it important?

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60-70% water which is lost through normal daily activities such as breathing, sweating and in human waste.  Water keeps us hydrated and must be replenished every day for the body to function properly. A minimum of 64 ounces are recommended daily for adults. Signs or symptoms that you […]

What is Iron?

What is Iron? Iron is a mineral, and its main purpose is to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so cells can produce energy. It is crucial to have iron so that your body can create these healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is common in bariatric patients undergoing Gastric […]