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2013 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a Gift

2013 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a Gift

Is it just me, or have you spent the last few weeks scouring the planet for gifts?  Gifts for the kids, your best friend, family, coworkers - even the dog gets a gift this time of year.  It is fun to give, and picking out just the right thing is rewarding but...what about YOU?

This might be one of my favorite challenges because this week I want you to give a gift to YOURSELF!

 

2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration

2013 Weekly Challenge #50:  Hydration

Yep, back up on my soap box again...This weeks' challenge is all about HYDRATION.

Living where we do, it is almost impossible to forget to drink water in the summer.  Those triple digit days make it pretty easy to remember our water bottles when we leave the house, and all that sweating reminds us we need to restore our body's balance.

In the winter...well, the winter is a different story. 

Sutter Dietitian Shares Tips for Getting Healthy in the New Year

Sutter Dietitian Shares Tips for Getting Healthy in the New Year

Vicky Bourdaniotis, registered dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, a 12-week course to create a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, shares tips how to get healthy and stay healthy in the New Year.

Is it too much turkey or is it GERD?

Is it too much turkey or is it GERD?

After seconds or even thirds of turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, your stomach may begin to make some strange noises.  But when are those noises something to worry about?  Gastroenterologist Ronald Hsu, medical director of Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center, has some tips that may help explain the racket your belly is making.

“People may be surprised to learn that those gurgling noises coming from your abdomen don’t actually come from the stomach,” said Dr. Hsu. “They’re generated by the intestines when food particles, gas and other substances move from one end to the other.”

A gentle rumble is usually considered normal functioning. But overindulging during the holidays can cause additional discomfort.

2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!

2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!
2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day! Tis the season for parties, celebrations, get togethers...food is everywhere all the time this time of year, and it isn't always the healthy stuff.

The bad news: the average person expects to gain weight during the holidays, and does so.

2013 Weekly Challenge #46: What have you learned?

2013 Weekly Challenge #46:  What have you learned?

Life is about learning and growing.  When you know better, you can do better, right?  This week, we are thinking about lessons learned.

Think about the important lessons YOU have learned this year, and how it has changed how you think, how you act, how you feel and then...
 

Dr. Gawayne Vaughan Joins Sutter Independent Physicians

Dr. Gawayne Vaughan Joins Sutter Independent Physicians

Gawayne Vaughan, M.D., has joined Sutter Independent Physicians and practices with his uncle, Mark Vaughan, M.D., at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, CA.  Like his uncle, Dr. Gawayne Vaughan practices family medicine.

Born and raised in Auburn Dr. Gawayne Vaughan was in junior high at EV Cain when his uncle Mark was in medical school.  During this time Dr. Mark Vaughan shared his medical school experience with Gawayne and the younger Vaughan decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps.

Dr. Gawayne Vaughan received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his internship and residency at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. His professional interests include family medicine, preventive medicine, sports medicine and dermatology.