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Important Truths About Obesity & Men’s Health

Published on June 16, 2013

We celebrate Father’s Day this weekend and all month long we’ll keep the health spotlight on the gentlemen with Men’s Health Month. Obesity in men is not just a superficial or cosmetic issue but a critical health concern that dramatically

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From Smoothies to Gardening, 5 Tips for a Healthier, Green(er) Lifestyle

Published on April 17, 2013

If you didn’t get your fill of green on St. Patrick’s Day, April offers up a whole new reason to “Go Green” with Earth Day on April 22. Let’s also take a look at how you can go green with

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5 Tips for Avoiding Easter Holiday Weight Gain

Published on March 25, 2013

For breakfast, it’s chocolate eggs followed by fluffy neon marshmallows and jellybeans for lunch, finished with a hunk of ham and a heaping helping of scalloped potatoes for dinner. If that sounds like your Easter weekend menu, you’re not alone.

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Tis’ The Season To Be…Chubby?

Published on November 28, 2012

The holidays have officially arrived. With them comes busy weeks filled with food, stress, events…and more food. Anyone reading this who struggles with their weight knows that December is not usually the time you bother to do anything about it.

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Expecting? What You Can Do To Ensure Your Children Don’t Become My Patients

Published on November 8, 2012

So often I hear from my patients that they believe they have been genetically predisposed to obesity. That they were destined to eventually become severely overweight because their (insert immediate family member here) always struggled with his or her weight.

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Treating BMI as a Vital Sign in the Fight Against Obesity

Published on May 16, 2012

Vital Signs. You can be sure these standard measurements of our most basic body functions (body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate) will be taken on just about every visit you pay to a physician. And with good

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Proper Nutrition Matters, Even After Bariatric Surgery

Published on April 2, 2012

We hear often that bariatric surgery is a “quick fix” or an “easy way out.” Well, we’ve discussed time and again in this blog just how untrue those statements really are. Bariatric surgery patients MUST commit to hard work if

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Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Published on March 14, 2012

Sadly, it is quite difficult to stop gaining weight. Weight gain often starts slowly and may not be noticed at first, but eventually the pounds start accumulating. Chances are youve tried diet after diet that just didnt provide lasting results.

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How are YOU Honoring Healthy Weight Week 2012?

Published on January 19, 2012

It seems these days that there’s a national observance for just about everything. Some are critically important like breast cancer awareness and diabetes education. Yet others, like National Hamburger Month (yes, it’s apparently real and observed in May) don’t seem

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What Can Cookie Monster Teach Us about Obesity?

Published on December 22, 2011

You’re probably thinking the answer’s easy: Don’t eat cookies! That’s a good start. But Cookie’s message can go much deeper, to an issue at the heart of the obesity epidemic in the United States. I happened upon an episode of

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