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Stress Eating: A Maladaptive Food Meditation

by Lance Briggs, MSN, PMHNP-BC What does it mean to meditate? The word meditation conjures different images from popular culture but what does it really mean? Meditation is a way of moving your thoughts away from life’s distractions. These distractions are usually...

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Staff Spotlight: Kaitlyn Sutherland

Name: Kaitlyn Sutherland Role: Lead Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Joined NWWC: July 2016 Personal Life: Kaitlyn is a Washington native and lives with her husband, Skyler (pictured with Kaitlyn). She has two older siblings and eight step-siblings! Since most of her...

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It’s Not Just About Losing Weight…

by Ginny George, ARNP When we hear bariatric surgery, the first thing that comes to mind is weight loss. But surgery is about much more than just weight loss. There are many health benefits related to weight loss that are even more important than achieving a certain...

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Staff Spotlight: Leigh Swope-Johnson

Name: Leigh Swope-JohnsonRole: Administrative Operations Supervisor; Billing ManagerJoined NWWC: July 2008Personal Life: Leigh lives with her husband (pictured with Leigh) and has 3 children. Her daughter is a high school sophomore, her son is studying music at...

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Staff Spotlight: Krystal Rubio

Name: Krystal Rubio Role: Surgical Technologist Joined NWWC: September 2018 Personal Life: Krystal grew up in Arizona. Her mother lives in Arizona and her father (pictured with Krystal) and older sister live in Colorado. Krystal has 2 sphynx cats; Zephyr lives with...

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Hair Shedding After Weight Loss

by Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE “How can I prevent hair loss?” It’s a question we hear frequently from people preparing for bariatric surgery. Hair shedding is an unpleasant side effect that affects some people more than others after surgery. There are some...

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Take Advantage of Food Tracking Benefits

by Christine Kreins, RD, CD On Tuesday February 19th, I got on the scale as part of my morning routine. It wasn’t a huge surprise to see that I was out of my weight range.  Between the holidays and the cook-a-thon in my kitchen during the snowstorms, I had put on 5...

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Staff Spotlight: Erika Benedetti

Name: Erika Benedetti Role: Medical Assistant (MA) Joined NWWC: July 2018 Personal Life: Erika was raised on Orcas Island and has also lived in Texas. Her husband is from Canada. She has four children (3 sons, 1 daughter) and one grandson. Her three sons are in the US...

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Wishing You Happy (and Healthy!) Holidays

Contributions from:Ali Coster, Dietetic InternLaura Andromalos, Dietitian and Diabetes EducatorAmanda Davis, Exercise PhysiologistLance Briggs, Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerDuring this holiday season, make a promise to put yourself at the top of your list. You've...

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