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Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight

Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight: Weight loss surgery may be an option Many have tried countless diets, calorie counting, low-carb, juice cleanses, and ultimately the weight one loses comes back all too often. For most people, a healthy balanced diet and regular daily activity are just enough to maintain oneself at a current weight. The prevalence of obesity is greater than 30% in the Valley. For these individuals, maintaining their current weight or gaining weight may lead to a cascade of health problems.

Urinary Incontinence in Women

Women with urinary incontinence may be advised to use absorbent products temporarily while waiting to undergo surgery. The bottom line is that there is an effective treatment for urinary leakage. Don’t hold yourself back in fear of embarrassment. Instead, visit our office for a complete individualized consultation and learn more about your treatment options

How to Take Charge of Your Health

How to Take Charge of Your Health When it comes to your health and wellbeing, you need to think not only about your body but your mind and spirit too. Everything about you and your life matters, and deserves your time and attention. Use your 2016 calendar and reminder stickers to schedule time for fitness, shopping for and preparing healthy meals, “down time” to relax and have fun, and a checkup with your doctor. Doing so will help you to balance your own health and wellness needs with your everyday commitments.

Gender Puts Women More at Risk for Stroke

“Whatever stage of life a woman is in, it’s important that she be aware of all the risk factors of stroke,” McDougal says. “As it’s often said, ‘knowledge is power.’ And in this case, the more knowledgeable a woman is about her stroke risk factors, the more she’ll be able to understand how she can be affected and work with her physician or health care provider as appropriate to reduce them.”

When Children Have Cancer

Most people quickly and generously jump in to support a friend who has cancer or a friend grappling with cancer in the family. However, there’s something about children with cancer that tugs at the heart a little more. Children come with an inherent vulnerability. Add a cancer diagnosis, and friends of the family are left speechless.

Getting Your Period

Getting Your Period Starting your period—or menstruation—is a major part of puberty and means your body now can make a baby. It also means lots of other change...