Weight Loss Surgery: Much More than Aesthetics

Americans are fixated on losing weight. So much so, the process has spawned a successful network television show, and advertisements featuring “before” and “after” photos of people who have successfully lost large amounts of weight are sure attention-getters.

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Back to Basics

Protein is an essential nutrient that the body needs in order to grow, repair and form new tissue and cells, which includes muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails and internal organs. Protein also aids in wound healing (important after surgery), maintains lean body mass (which increases metabolism) and is necessary to prevent protein malnutrition. Protein is […]

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Behavioral Health: Important for Long-Term Weight Loss Success

The Acai Berry diet, Atkins Diet, Hollywood Diet, Zone Diet… It seems that as soon as the buzz begins to fade on one diet, there’s always another new fad to take its place. Indeed, there are literally hundreds of diets available, and many overweight people hope that the latest will help them shed those hated […]

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Adding Seasonal Variety to Your Exercise Routine

It’s that time of year again…when the sunset gets later and later each day (leading up to June 21st which is the summer solstice) and activities move outdoors! This provides a great opportunity to add variety to your fitness routine by getting out of the gym (or the house) and exercising outside.

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Appendectomy: Emergent or urgent?

When you think of someone in need of an appendectomy, you probably think of them being whisked off for emergency surgery as quickly as possible. For good reason: Appendectomies are the most common emergent surgical procedure performed worldwide. A study reported in the September issue of the Archives of Surgery may change that way of […]

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