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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.

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.”

Andres Sarraga: The Art of Medicine and Surgery

Ever since he was child, Dr. Sarraga has been fascinated by the art and medicine of surgery. His interested budded while watching his grandfather in his earlier years, but really took off when he started spending all of his summers volunteering in the operating room at the Cardiovascular Center in Puerto Rico. It was in that room where he figured this would be what he would be doing for the rest of his life.

Beat the Heat

There’s nothing better than the smell of campfires, the sound of crickets, a twinkling sky and a lemonade in hand. Noses twitching from the smell of a grill, sun dusted cheeks and the gentle glide of sailboats add to the experience. Complete with the joyful noise of children playing outside, this summer scene sounds pretty much perfect.
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Forever Young

Staying young is a lifestyle. No, I’m not talking about a lifestyle of becoming Hugh Hefner or Mrs. Robinson, although more power to you. I’m talking about a lifestyle that simply makes you feel your best. Exploring, discovering and manifesting at any age is the ideal way to “anti-age.” But because you are only human, you’ve likely found yourself contemplating some non-conventional means to smooth a few lines and hide a few imperfections. You’re not alone, but let’s admit it: The silver fox just knowing he looks all silvery buying you a cocktail is a lot more attractive than Billy Botox barely able to crack a smile. Keeping it simple with some of Mother Nature’s treasures while taking preventative measures at each stage of life show fine lines that you are already fine!