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Obesity and your bottom line

Published on September 14, 2010

Many employers are starting to feel the impact of obesity on their bottom line! Employees who are obese drive up the costs of health insurance because they are more likely to suffer from diabetes type II,cardiovascular disease and many other

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Obesity in Adolescents

Published on September 10, 2010

Did you know that one third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese? Diabetes,cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia and liver disease used to be considered adult diseases, but are now being seen in children in startling numbers. One

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Weight Loss Options

Published on September 7, 2010

For patients who do not quite qualify for bariatric surgery (ie no comorbidities, low BMI), we will be starting to offer Optifast, a medical weight loss program. The average weight loss across the 18 week program is 52 lbs. If

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OPTIFAST

Published on August 25, 2010

Surgical Associates is starting a medical Optifast program this fall. It will be an 18 week weight loss program and will include a weekly behavioral health module, as well as an exercise component. We are very excited to be able

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10 important rules

Published on August 16, 2010

I wanted to share some tips that are being recommended by the makers of the lap band. Eat only three small meals a day Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly Stop eating as soon as you feel full. Do

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Obesity and Hypertension Ranking by State

Published on August 11, 2010

A recent study ranking obesity by state written by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed that Mississippi is number 1,with 33% of the population classified as obese . They also ranked number 1 in the percentage of the population being

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What is N.A.S.H.?

Published on August 11, 2010

NASH (nonalcoholicsteatohepatits) is often a “silent” liver disease. It resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature of NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and dammage. Most people

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Good and bad foods

Published on August 9, 2010

Typically, it is counterproductive for people trying to lose or maintain weight to think of foods as “good or bad”. In small amounts, and on special occasions, most foods can have a place in a balanced diet. It is alarming

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America’s Biggest Threat

Published on August 4, 2010

The biggest problem we face in America is not terrorism. The biggest health problem we are facing is obesity” Julie Gerbending, M.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is considered an epidemic in this country. The consequences of obesity

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Life Style Changes

Published on July 29, 2010

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got” Anonymous This adage basically sums up the truth about weight management after weight loss surgery. If you return to your old lifestyle, the excess weight you have

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