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Archive for November, 2010

Telesupport Group Meeting

Published on November 27, 2010

Bariatric Support Centers International offers a free tele- support group twice a month. This support group is held on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month. It is held at 5:00 pm on Mondays and 11:00 am on

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How to Enhance Prolonged Satiety

Published on November 24, 2010

The following tips came from Allergan who makes the lap band about enhancing satiety. 1. Eat a diet low in simple sugars and fats 2. Eat foods with fiber 3. Eat foods high in protein 4. Avoid drinks that contain

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History of Surgical Associates

Published on November 23, 2010

Surgical Associates is the name of our group of bariatric surgeons in Fountain Valley California. Our group includes four surgeons, Dr. Peter LePort, Dr Philip Chin, Dr. Mir Ali, and Dr Kelly Francis. Our surgeons have collectively performed more than

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Thanksgiving

Published on November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving is one of the most challenging holidays for people who are trying to lose weight and post surgery patients. Remember, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is recognizing all we have to be grateful for, family, friends and home. There

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History of Bariatric Surgery

Published on November 12, 2010

Many people think that bariatric surgery is a new concept because of the recent increase of media coverage about it. However, bariatric surgery was first performed in 1954. The first bariatric surgeries were the intestinal bypass. The intestinal bypass literally

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American Diabetes Month: Get Tested!

Published on November 10, 2010

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For the past 20 years, diabetes rates have been increasing rapidly and it is quickly becoming Americas new health

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What is Metabolic Syndrome

Published on November 3, 2010

Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of health problems that occur together. These problems can lead to big health concerns like heart attack, stoke or diabetes. Your doctor may diagnose you with Metabolic Syndrome if you have at

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