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Tag Archives: Obesity

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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The Blame Game Has No Winners

Published on January 30, 2012

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen article after article condemning Paula Deen for her recent revelation that she has diabetes, and her subsequent endorsement of a major pharmaceutical company that manufactures the medication she takes to manage her condition.

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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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Obesity in America–The Gains and the Losses

Published on December 16, 2011

As a physician, it’s my job to care for patients using the knowledge I have gained in my education and experience. Part of that experience is staying up-to-date on the latest news, studies and facts surrounding the complicated issue of

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The Weight-Loss Journey: It’s a Family Affair

Published on December 8, 2011

There are many factors at play in banishing obesity. Whether post-bariatric surgery or just beginning the process, there are few influencers more important to helping patients stick to their goals than close family members. These are the people you love

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7 Emotional Health Tips for the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Published on November 23, 2011

Emotional Health is the single most talked-about topic for the patients at our support group meetings. And it makes sense. So much of what leads us to make unhealthy life choices is rooted in what we FEEL about ourselves, about

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The Single Biggest Factor Determining YOUR Weight-Loss Surgery Success

Published on November 16, 2011

Before I tell you what it is, let me tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t how much weight you lose after bariatric surgery. The single biggest factor in determining your weight-loss surgery success is your commitment to a healthy

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How the Relationship Changes With Your Mind and Food

Published on October 1, 2011

After you undergo bariatric surgery, there are a number of factors you have to take into account regarding your diet. You cant eat the same way that you did prior to surgery given the changes to your digestive tract, and

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Obesity and the Brain

Published on August 3, 2011

The number of Americans suffering from the disease of morbid obesity is growing at an alarming rate. While bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity, there are some patients who are much more successful at losing weight

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