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When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.

·         Limit portion sizes.

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When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.

·         Limit portion sizes.

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Facebook announced today members have the option to share their organ donor status on Facebook's Timeline.  Hillcrest's Web Services team put together this video to show our Facebook fans how to do so if they would like to share that information.

For more information including registering to be an organ donor and why Facebook added this option, please visit here.

Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise.  However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter.

The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":

When you're stressed out, schedule time for even a very short workout. Exercise is a great way to fight intense stress, the council says.

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One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Lustig says sugar, in any form, is responsible for many of the illnesses plaguing Americans including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer.  Through the treatment of his own patients, sick and obese children, Dr. Lustig concludes, “sugar is toxic.”

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Just a game?  Not for NCAA Tournament fans!

March Madness may have more to do with your health than you are aware.  If you are a serious fan, you know the thrilling self-esteem boost you feel when your team is victorious.  You also know the agony of watching your team battle until the end, only to fall short when the buzzer rings.  Help take the madness out of your health while taking in the Big Dance with these tips.

Help control your blood pressure by skipping the salt.

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This week we’ve seen a lot of change around Hillcrest HealthCare System.   It’s a change we are excited about and a change we believe celebrates what makes our hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and staff leaders in quality, service, and innovation.  With this change we continue our commitment to health, wellness, and serving our community. 

We are growing.  Our budding green leaf sprouting from Hillcrest is a symbol of our growth in the community, with six hospitals, Oklahoma Heart Institute, Utica Park Clinic, and more than 5,000 employees.

We are Hillcrest.  From... Read More »