Hoping to Delay Alzheimer’s? Treating Vascular Risk Factors May Help

Following University of Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt’s recent diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, people throughout the Vol Nation have a heightened awareness of the disease. Many are wondering if they’re at greater risk of contracting Alzheimer’s and what they can do to prevent it.

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Better Sleep through Bariatric Surgery

It has been said that you can address five diseases with one operation. No procedure other than weight loss surgery has the power to do that. Following surgery, the improvement rates for adult-onset diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hypercholesterolemia are remarkable. In many cases, these issues go fully into remission once […]

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The Importance of Paperwork

When you are just embarking on the journey to weight loss surgery, you may wonder what you can do to speed your journey along. One simple way to get things going and to increase the chances of getting your insurance company to approve your surgery as quickly as possible is to focus on the paperwork […]

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Obesity as a Disease?

How many times have you seen the doctor and have been told, you need to lose weight? How many times have you been told the other problems you are having are related to your weight, and if you lose weight, you can help fix these problems? How many times has the obesity been treated instead […]

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Looking to Lose Weight? There’s an App for That

In today’s society, most people are interested in losing weight and most own smartphones. What do the two have in common? As I’ve recently learned, quite a bit.

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Obesity Linked to Infection after Colon Surgery

With obesity in the national spotlight as a major health problem, many people are now aware that morbid obesity (more than 100 pounds overweight) can directly lead to a number of serious health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and adult-onset diabetes. Far fewer may realize that severe obesity is also linked to […]

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MammoSite: Making Life Easier for Many Breast Cancer Patients

MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy, cleared by the FDA in 2002, is making treatment easier for many breast cancer patients while achieving the same cosmetic benefits and cancer control rates as traditional radiation therapy.

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