Dec 17, 2013
holiday dinner

Breezing Through the Holidays Gluten-Free

Celiac disease occurs when the immune system reacts to gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley- used to make many breads, pastas, crackers, and cereals. The immune reaction damages the lining of the small intestine, leading to malabsorption of valuable nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and energy rich… Read more »

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Dec 16, 2013
e-visit on computer

Virtual Health Care Visits Increasingly Common

With holidays, vacations, work schedules, family visits, and other countless activities, making time for a doctor’s appointment is often the last item on your “to do” list. That’s why many people are turning to online virtual care visits for quick, convenient access to a health care provider. Enroll or start… Read more »

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Dec 15, 2013
cranberry sauce

Healthy Holiday Recipes: Cranberry Pear Sauce

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s sometimes difficult to find healthy foods to prepare. The experts from UPMC BodyChangers, a weight loss and support group program, recommend that eating healthy around the holidays is important to maintaining your overall health and weight loss goals. Vicki March, MD, co-director of UPMC… Read more »

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