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Archive for February, 2012

Why Patient Success Stories Matter Most

Published on February 29, 2012

I am a very involved physician when it comes to my website and other online efforts. There are several reasons for this but the most important are: a) I want to make sure everything we transmit to the public is

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The Allure of the “Fad Diet”

Published on February 22, 2012

It’s that time of year again. The time when many New Year’s Resolution makers who chose weight loss as their goal, begin to abort the mission. For some, it’s because they tried to do too much, too quickly. For others,

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And the “BAND” Plays On

Published on February 15, 2012

There has been quite a bit of news recently related to a Los Angeles-area LAP-BAND program and associated deaths suffered by patients as a result of what some are calling the program’s aggressive and deceptive advertising agenda. Though I certainly

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At the “Heart” of an Unhealthy Weight

Published on February 6, 2012

Obesity is a disease that gets national attention on what seems like a daily basis. That can be a great thing. Sometimes, though, I wonder if it can desensitize us to just how serious a disease it is and how

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