Take a bite out of summer

Are your go-to healthy snacks out of season? Try these fresh summer superfoods to give your diet a colorful variety! Zucchini is a member of the summer squash family and looks similar to a cucumber. It is a great source of fiber and Vitamin A, and has been shown to help lower cholesterol. While zucchini … Continued

Beat the Heat: Heatstroke and how to avoid it

Summer months are fun, but they take a toll on your body as the hot weather makes it hard to stay hydrated and regulate internal temperatures. There are numerous heat-related illnesses to look out for, including heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Heatstroke is a serious medical emergency that results from the body being unable to cool … Continued

Summer Skincare: Enjoy the Sun, Skip the Burn

Summer is here, but it’s important to take proper precautions before heading out to soak up some sun. According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with 2.2 percent of Americans diagnosed each year. Of these cases, two percent are an aggressive form of skin cancer … Continued

Getting to the bottom of the top health issues for men

During Men’s Health Month, Georgia SurgiCare is helping to raise awareness of health issues that are of relevance for men. As we noted in an earlier blog, men are still much less likely than women to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventive procedures, which are essential for the early detection and treatment of … Continued

Tips for Staying Physically Active

In our last blog we discussed the importance of getting enough exercise. Physical activity can reduce risk of disease and help you maintain your weight, which is even more important if you’ve just undergone weight loss surgery. One of the biggest obstacles to improving your level of physical activity is simply getting started. Here are … Continued

June is Men’s Health Month!

June marks the 23rd National Men’s Health Month, an occasion designed to help raise awareness of health issues of specific importance to men and boys. Affiliated with a Congressional health program, the objective of Men’s Health Month is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among … Continued

Get Active! The Importance of Physical Fitness

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition focuses on encouraging Americans to become healthier through physical activity and better nutrition. Georgia SurgiCare is pleased to help spread the message to increase awareness of the need for physical activity. One of the most important ways we can take care of our bodies is find time … Continued

Four Tips to Using Frozen Foods Well

In our last two blogs, we explained why we’re celebrating National Frozen Food Month and how frozen foods are healthy. We’d like to give you four tips on how to use frozen items to your advantage. Pick the Plain As we explained earlier, the more natural the frozen food the healthier. Opt for individual chunks … Continued

What’s so Fabulous about Frozen Food?

There’s nothing better than a fresh, hot meal. But cooking one doesn’t mean you should exclude frozen food items. In fact, using frozen food can help you save money, consume more nutrients and keep you stocked up on food longer. Fresher, Longer A common misconception about frozen food is that it is less healthy than … Continued

Clear Out Your Freezer; National Frozen Food Month is Here!

Not only is March the month we spring forward into daylight savings, it’s also National Frozen Food month! During Frozen Food month businesses and nutritionists use to promote awareness and benefits of frozen food items such as fruit, vegetables and meat. Many corporations offer savings during this time, and countless food blogs and chefs use … Continued