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Ben Shadle, M.D., Appointed Medical Director of Bariatric Services

Ben Shadle, M.D., Appointed Medical Director of Bariatric Services

Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS, has been appointed Medical Director for Bariatric Services at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.  These services are a component of the Sutter Weight Management Institute (SWMI), which offers both medically supervised weight loss and surgical weight loss programs.

As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Shadle’s professional interests and areas of research include advanced laparoscopy/bariatric surgery with a special interest in the treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Slow Cooking

Slow Cooking

The slow cooker, aka the Crock Pot can be such a helpful tool in your kitchen.  Especially if you are very busy and have little time to spend cooking.  But here's the thing, there are so many recipes out there for using the slow cooker that are not clean, healthy eating.  Also, there are many recipes that require some pre-cooking like browning meat on the stove first.  As someone who understands food and the science of cooking, I completely understand why a recipe will yield better results with that method.  As a busy mom, who hates dishes, I feel like it defeats the convenience of the slow cooker.  So this week I wanted to bring you some great recipes that are very easy to assemble and they are healthy. 

Valentine's Day Last Tracks Event at Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Valentine's Day Last Tracks Event at Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Last Tracks Wine and Beer Tasting series at Diamond Peak Ski Resort is hosting a Valentine's Day special, making the perfect Valentines Day date. Break the mold this February 14th and get active with your sweetheart; build a bond; create memories; and ride or ski away into the sunset. During the event  guests can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting delicious wines or craft brews paired with delightful appetizers at Snowflake Lodge at mid-mountian. After indulging in this tasty event, guests will complete their experience by skiing or boarding down a freshly groomed run at sunset. This event begins at 4:10 pm sharp, and ends at 6 pm or at sunset, whichever comes first. Guests are able to pick up their tickets at 2 pm so that they can enjoy a few runs before heading up the Lakeview Chairlift to Snowflake Lodge with the group.

An Event Not to Miss: Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care!

An Event Not to Miss: Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care!

Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care

January 23, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel
6920 Destiny Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

A lunch & learn Panel Presentation on “Current Trends in Grief Care” for Hospice Workers, Pastors, Medical and Teaching Professionals, Counselors, Chaplains & Grief Support Providers.

Lunch:  $5.00

Register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/current-trends-in-grief-care-tickets-9862350556 or email to ChrisHarder@HeritageOaksMC.com or call Chris at 916-768-3891.

Presenters:
*Chaplain Terry Morgan of Gold Country Chaplaincy
*Marilyn Koenig of Friends for Survivors
*Diana Aten Conwell LMFT
*Alan Pedersen of The Compassionate Friends & Angels Across the USA

 

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Jolène M. Bouchon

 

We know it. You know it. Eating healthfully is a state of mind as much as it is a journey. Each day, you make good-for-you decisions and take small steps toward your goals. Little by little, you create healthy habits that stick.

But temptation is everywhere: in your coworker’s candy bowl, on that restaurant menu and in your grocery store aisles (yes, even ours!). Unfortunately, those delicious enticements aren’t going anywhere, so how can you fortify yourself against them and keep on track? Glad you asked... Read More