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
varicose veins

What are Spider and Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are more common and easier to treat than you think.They are twisted and enlarged veins you can see near the surface of your skin which can be tiny or bulging, painless or throbbing. They are most common in the legs. Nearly half of us can expect to get… Read more »

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Dec, 16, 2013
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Virtual Health Care Visits Becoming the Norm

With holidays,  vacations, work schedules, family visits, and other countless activities, making time for a doctor’s appointment this time of year 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… 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 BodyChangers,… Read more »

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Dec, 14, 2013
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‘Tis the Season to Be…Healthy

Making healthy food choices at this time of the year is challenging. Holiday feasts.Office parties. Sweet treats and high-calorie goodies everywhere you turn. But thanks to the following smart strategies, you can enjoy all those occasions and still stay healthy and trim. Be realistic. Don’t plan to lose weight during… Read more »

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