Weight Management

February 18, 2021

How Working Too Much Affects Your Heart

If you’re regularly clocking a 60-hour work week, it may feel stressful. But the toll is more than just emotional: Those long hours may also be harmful for your heart. People who work long hours — defined as working more than 10 hours for at least fifty days of the year — have a 29% […]

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February 8, 2021

7 Worst Things for a Woman’s Heart

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — killing one woman every 76 seconds — yet only one out of five American women actually believe it’s a threat. Heart disease is a catch-all term that includes a variety of conditions and events such as heart attacks, strokes and heart […]

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January 27, 2021

Foods to Eat to Stay Healthy this Winter

Despite what you’ve heard, chicken soup won’t cure the common cold and a plate of oranges won’t prevent you from getting sick. But an overall healthy diet, along with other good-for-you habits, can help your whole body run the way it should. “There are no studies that show foods with vitamin C will prevent a […]

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December 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Baked Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Get a hearty helping of protein with this tasty offering that pairs pork with a flavorful apple and cranberry sauce. ingredients For pork chops: 4 boneless pork chops (about 3 oz each) ¼ tsp ground black pepper 1 medium orange, rinsed, for ¼ tsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin […]

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August 18, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Mediterranean Tuna Wrap

Rich in nutrients, and low in fat, this easy-to-fix seafood wrap makes a delicious lunch or dinner treat. ingredients • 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna • 1 tsp lemon zest • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped • 2 roasted red peppers (from a jar) sliced into strips • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, […]

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July 20, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Take this breakfast favorite up a notch. Top with fruit to make it an extra healthy start to your day. ingredients For waffles: 1 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar ¼ cup unsalted pecans, chopped 2 large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note) 1½ cup fat-free (skim) […]

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July 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Sweet Potato and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Fire up the grill! This tasty burger will be the star of your next cookout. And for dessert, try berry yogurt popsicles. ingredients 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ¾-inch chunks (about 2 cups) 1 lb lean ground turkey 2 cups medium packed fresh spinach, chopped small 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 large cloves […]

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June 22, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Blueberries are full of nutrients that keep your body healthy, and they’re the main ingredient in this no-bake, kid-friendly treat perfect for these hot summer days. ingredients 1½ cups pitted fresh or frozen cherries ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries 1 Tbsp honey 24 oz vanilla Greek yogurt 12 3-oz paper cups 12 popsicle sticks […]

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June 8, 2020

Setting Up for Success: Bariatric Surgery Helps You Reset Your Life

By Jennifer Sellers There’s something that happens to people after bariatric surgery. Garth Davis, MD, medical director of Mission Weight Management, has seen it many times. It’s a transformation of sorts. And it’s not just physical. These people become a new person. Or, depending on how you look at it, they become the person they […]

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June 3, 2020

Quick Guide: Greens

Score one for mom. Turns out those green vegetables you always turned your nose up at when you saw them on the dinner table really are good for you. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, leafy greens are an important part of a balanced diet and have a number of health benefits. Here are a […]

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