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Too cold outside? Try online fitness classes

Written by Health Coach Team on 2/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

Tara Canada, Community Health Network health coach and fitness specialist, offers a great way to exercise from the comfort of home.

Woman exercising at home on computer

When the weather outside is frightful, you can work out with expert instructors and never leave home! Online streaming exercise videos are the perfect solution for a satisfying workout when winter weather hits. Choose a simple walking workout, a tranquil yoga session or a calorie-burning boot camp. Exercise anytime, anywhere, on any device! You can even get the whole family involved. continue reading ...

Tags: exercise | Posted in: Fitness , Wellness

Tips for talking to children after a traumatic event

Written by Behavioral Health Team on 1/27/2016 12:19:00 PM

Tips to help grieving children

Children may have difficulty processing a traumatic event that they witness or see on TV. Here are some tips for talking to your child after a traumatic event:

  • Give children multiple opportunities to talk about their experience or draw what they are feeling.
  • Promote open communication by being a listener and a discussion facilitator so that they feel comfortable sharing their concerns.
  • Use helpful phrases such as: continue reading ...

4 tips to prevent hair loss after bariatric surgery

Written by Bariatric Services Team on 12/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

How to prevent hair loss after bariatric surgery

Hair loss can be a scary topic to discuss. Although hair loss can happen after bariatric surgery, it is not permanent, and your hair will grow back. So why does this happen and what can you do to help prevent it? One thing to note is that those who undergo gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedures are more likely to experience hair loss than those who have the Lap Band procedure. This is because those who undergo gastric bypass or sleeve surgery experience a more rapid weight loss and higher prevalence of nutrient deficiency after surgery. Because those who have the Lap Band procedure lose weight gradually, they typically have less hair loss. continue reading ...

Tags: hair loss , protein | Posted in: Bariatrics

“Broken heart” risks

Written by Heart and Vascular Team on 11/25/2015 6:00:00 AM

The loss of a loved one brings with it overwhelming feelings of grief, anger and depression. Medically speaking, hearts don’t “break” from loss, but they can suffer damage from the intense emotions you experience.

A recent study of nearly 2,000 heart attack survivors found that attacks were far more likely to happen after the death of a loved one. About 14 percent of participants said they lost someone close to them within the previous six months. This research indicates that a heart attack is 21 times more likely to happen within 24 of a death than in the following one to six months. continue reading ...

Living with sleep apnea

Written by Community Health Network on 11/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Sleep apnea occurs when a person has one or more pauses in breathing or takes shallow breaths while they’re sleeping. These episodes can last from 10 seconds to several minutes, and can occur more than 100 times in an hour. continue reading ...

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