Melanoma: Increase Survival Odds through Physician Screenings

Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has increased in frequency at epidemic rates in the past 20 years. We now know that avoiding sunlight and tanning beds is an important step in preventing the disease, but for many baby boomers the damage was done long ago.

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Bariatric Surgery Recommended for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Since I began performing bariatric surgery in 2002, I’ve seen that it helps resolve Type 2 diabetes. In fact, our patients are experiencing about a 90 percent resolution rate within weeks of surgery, if not sooner, independent of weight loss.

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Varicose Vein Treatment: Beyond Cosmetics

Many patients assume varicose veins are just part of aging and that treating them is merely a cosmetic issue. The physicians at Premier Vein Clinics advise that the benefits of seeing a certified surgeon can be far more important than just being able to show off your legs again.

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LGCP: A Promising New Weight Loss Procedure

Over the course of my more than 20-year career in weight loss surgery, I’ve completed thousands of weight loss procedures and experienced the joy of helping my patients transform their lives. I’m passionate about the work that I do and am committed to staying at the forefront in our industry.

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What to Expect after Bariatric Surgery

Are you considering bariatric surgery but wondering what post-surgery life will be like? While there are many lifestyle changes associated with bariatric surgery, most patients will tell you that the improvements to their overall health and lifestyle are well worth the effort.

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Physical Activity/Exercise Guidelines

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidelines for physical activity/exercise in 2008.  Before the guidelines are discussed the difference between physical activity and exercise must be clearly defined.

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Under 40 with Early-stage Breast Cancer? You Have Options.

Until recently, conventional wisdom has held that a woman under age 40 diagnosed with breast cancer needs a mastectomy. Recent studies and my personal experience suggest we need to revisit that belief.

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Success is in the Palm of Your Hand

In today’s “Super Size Me” era, food portions have grown so large that there are times when only half of the meal you are served in a restaurant is still more food than you really need. And, the portions at home seem to be keeping pace with restaurants. Americans typically eat far more food than […]

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Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Survival

From Knoxville News Sentinel By Mitch Moore If anyone doubts the role that early detection plays in fighting breast cancer, examining the correlation between tumor size and survival rates may help drive home the importance of regular screenings. According to Dr. Sandra Hesser, of Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, noninvasive Stage 0 and Stage […]

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