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Tips and Tricks for Holiday Eating

The average American gains five pounds over the holidays – something that many of us don’t want to hear in the midst of the holiday season. This weight gain is attributed to over-indulging in delicious foods and delightfully festive drinks, as well as the hustle and bustle of the season that limits our normal healthy  

Don’t Let Holiday Cocktails Ruin Your Diet

The holiday spirit is in the air—happy hours, family gatherings, and holiday parties. Don’t let the holiday cocktails ruin your diet. Remember, what you drink matters as much as what you eat. The hidden calories found in our glass can easily destroy the best holiday diet plans. When measured correctly, one serving of alcohol contains  

Healthy for the Holidays: 4 Tips to Surviving a Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again—party, party, party. Whether it is at the office, or with friends and family, it seems impossible to make it through the season without your healthy eating habits going off the rails. These four tips can help you enjoy the holiday season and keep your diet on track. Don’t go  

Thanksgiving Dinner Makeover

Thanksgiving is the beginning of a long and indulgent holiday season— the first day in a 6-week onslaught of food and drinks. But, you can give your Thanksgiving dinner a makeover and start the holiday season on the right foot, without disrupting your healthy eating goals. “Everyone needs some indulgences, you just can’t let them  

Does Changing the Clock Increase Risk of Stroke?

Falling back may have more of an impact on your health than you realize. A study released last  

5 Apps You Can’t Live Without

Tracking calories and exercise is just an icon away. Fitness apps are easy, intuitive and really hold you  

Learn About the Health Benefits of Pumpkins During the Annual Craze

This is the time of year the leaves start to change, the sweaters and jeans come out of the closet and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. While some of us may agree that pumpkin spice toothpaste is going a bit too far, there are healthy ways to realize the health benefits of  

How to overcome chronic stress

A little stress response can be a lifesaver in emergency situations, but for many of us stress has become a chronic – and toxic – way of life. In a healthy situation the body’s stress-response system is self-limiting, according to the Mayo Clinic. Once a perceived threat has passed, your adrenaline and cortisol levels drop,  

New radiation treatment provides fewer side effects

Cancer patients at St. Elizabeth have a better option for more targeted, more efficient radiation treatment through the Edge radiosurgery system. The Edge advanced linear accelerator doesn’t require surgery at all. Instead, it delivers a targeted, intense beam of radiation directly into cancerous tumors in a non-invasive procedure. The treatment is able to kill cancer  

Reduce Your Heart Age with Simple Changes

Weight down. Cholesterol levels down. Cardiac ages improved by more than a decade. Those are the health benefits Hugh and Bev Dayton credit to St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s “Take Time for Your Heart Class.” It’s not about radical changes, said Hugh. “Just making minor adjustments in your diet and exercise program that you can live with