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Obesity Is Color Blind

Published on April 26, 2013

Today, the National Institutes of Health estimate that 65 percent of adult Americans are overweight with more than 9 million at least twice their ideal body weight (100 pounds heavier than they should be). A growing national epidemic, obesity rates

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Obesity and Fertility: Not Solely a Woman’s Issue

Published on January 31, 2013

In the last few months, several clinical studies have painted a frightening portrait of fertility for the obese man. Looking at the rise in overall Body Mass Index (BMI) in male patients throughout the United States, researchers have observed a

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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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Bariatric Surgery Cuts Blood Sugar More Than Meds

Published on May 8, 2012

Most men and women suffering from obesity know how it feels to be judged by their physical appearance. The self-hating commentary coming from within many obese men and women is often repeated by the outside world.Almost every person today knows

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Weight-Loss Surgery: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published on April 27, 2012

Though bariatric surgery isn’t new to the weight-loss discussion, I still find the perception of it among the public remains fraught with misconceptions and misguided information. And of course, the main- stream media can sometimes seem to help and hurt

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Eliminating Shame from the Bariatric Surgery Decision

Published on April 20, 2012

As I surgeon, I’m often fascinated and sometimes disheartened by the lack of empathy some patients receive from others (medical professionals, colleagues, family members and friends) when it comes to their decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Yes, as with any

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Failed Bariatric Surgery, A Reality for Some.

Published on April 9, 2012

With recent news of Carnie Wilson’s decision to undergo a LAP-BAND procedure following her gastric bypass surgery 12 years ago, the risks and benefits of “follow-up” bariatric surgeries are being discussed in the media with renewed interest. While I appreciate

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Gastric Banding vs. Gastric Bypass Surgery

Published on March 27, 2012

Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff understands the challenges our obese patients are faced with every day, and strive to make every weight loss journey a success story. Being confident and proud of your body can be quite difficult when you

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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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