The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, but it is also a time filled with lots of food and beverages that are high in calories. It is important to remember to place healthy nutrition on your holiday list.
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If you lose weight and start a regular exercise routine, you may be able to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, or at least reduce the number of medications you take.
Studies have shown that some people who have lost a significant amount of weight and exercised 150... Read more
It may be tempting to fill your child’s lunchbox with convenience foods such as chips and cookies. But a nutritious lunch filled with at least three food groups can give your child the brain power he or she needs to concentrate in class.
“Bag lunches can be... Read more
A Baha device picks up good vibrations – and helps patients with hearing loss hear again.
“A Baha device is like a bolt that’s placed into the back part of your skull, in your hair, so that nobody can see it,” says Adam S. Morgan, MD, otolaryngologist... Read more
Monitoring your risk for coronary heart disease and other health risks is easy with the monthly Heart & Health Screenings at Saint Francis Medical Center. The following heart health assessments are available 7-10 am the first Wednesday of each month at the Saint Francis Health and... Read more
If you think you are having a panic attack, pay very close attention to your symptoms: You may actually be experiencing a heart attack.
"In some situations, it can be difficult to distinguish between a panic attack and a heart attack," says Duc T. Nguyen, DO, interventional... Read more
As a retired paramedic, Ken Snyder knows the signs of a heart attack by … well, heart. But when he started feeling indigestion, sweating and a strange sensation in his chest the morning of June 6, he did not consider that he was experiencing the same... Read more
If you have heart disease, catching the flu can be dangerous and even deadly. This is because the flu can cause added stress to your body, which affects your blood pressure and heart function. A person with heart disease is also at high risk for stroke... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Heart Hospital has been named one of the best hospitals in the nation for treating patients who have had a heart attack.
Saint Francis Medical Center received the ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology... Read more
Recovering from heart surgery takes time – typically six to eight weeks. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you recuperate:
Medications: Carefully follow your physician’s instructions regarding pain relievers, nutrition supplements and other prescription or over-the-counter medications.Activity: Do not lift heavy objects... Read more
HMR Weight Management Services diet program created by HMR and utilized by Saint Francis’ Healthy Weigh program has been named the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2015. The ranking was based on both short- and long-term weight-loss... Read more
Newborns who have difficulty breathing can get the help they need in Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Doctors give babies treatments ranging from airflow in the nose to a breathing tube that infuses medication into their lungs in the Level III... Read more
Despite what health club commercials would have you believe, there are plenty of fat-burning exercises you can do at home. Not only do they build muscle and help trim you down, these exercises fit into any schedule.
Pushups - One of the best overall exercises, the key... Read more
If you’re a woman and it feels like you body is fighting against you in your weight-loss battle, you may be right. Hormones play a large role in determining when you are hungry, what you crave and even where fat is most likely to be stored.... Read more
Are you short of breath when you run? Here are a few tips that could help you.
Relax your shoulders. If your shoulders are up by your ears while you run, you are restricting the breathing area and not allowing for maximum oxygen uptake. Shake your shoulders... Read more
How to Regain Control of Emotional Eating
Once you have a realization of how your emotions affect your hunger, you can regain control. Do you notice that you are hungry when you are tired, bored, or is it from patterned behavior – potentially a certain time of... Read more
Cake happens. Even the most careful dieters have high-calorie days. You’re stressed out, there’s a birthday party, you simply lost count – whatever the reason, a few off-diet days are inevitable. After all, you’re human, right?
Of course, as someone on a diet, you want to avoid... Read more
Bariatric surgery changes you. But how? For most people, the changes in health and physical appearance will be obvious, from lower blood pressure to a smaller belt size. The way that others see you will change, too. But what about the way you see yourself? Or... Read more
Please join Fitness Plus for our fifth annual Furry 5K Run and One-mile Walk on Saturday, June 15 at 8 am. Feel free to bring your furry friend, but dogs are not required for participation. Day-of registration is available from 7-7:45 am at Missouri Running Company.... Read more
Ever since Ashley Howard gave birth to her daughter seven years ago, she has struggled with her weight. “I tried different weight loss pills and exercises, but I would lose a little and gain it back, and then gain a little extra,” says Howard, now 27.... Read more