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Quit Smoking: Weight-Loss Surgery Prep

Posted: April 26, 2017

It’s always a smart idea to quit smoking. If you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery to improve your health, you’ll need to quit smoking weeks before your surgery date. Smoking harms nearly every organ inside your body, according to the National Institutes of Health. When you have surgery, smoking increases your risk for surgical complications. […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Lifestyle Changes

Posted: April 15, 2017

Weight-loss surgery lifestyle changes should begin long before you have any surgical procedure. It doesn’t matter what type of surgery you plan to have. Whether it’s sleeve gastrectomy, an adjustable lap band or roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, you can increase your chances for success by making lifestyle changes today. Weight-loss surgery will dramatically alter how […]

Type 2 Diabetes Improves After Surgery

Posted: April 10, 2017

Improving type 2 diabetes is one of the many health benefits to bariatric surgery. Research shows that metabolic and bariatric surgery improves type 2 diabetes in nearly 90 percent of the patients. After surgery, your blood sugar levels go down. Most people don’t need as much medication. And, many health problems related to diabetes get […]

Losing Pounds: Improve Health

Posted: April 5, 2017

Losing pounds for many Americans has less to do with fitting into a pair of jeans. Today, it has more to do with improving their overall health. A new study reaffirms what previous research has shown: carrying excess weight carries greater health risks. And being just a little bit overweight appears to be bad for your […]

Lap-Band Procedure May Treat Teen Obesity

Posted: March 27, 2017

The lap-band procedure may be a successful strategy for helping teens overcome obesity. Researchers say laparoscopic gastric banding surgery — the “Lap-Band” procedure — does more than help teens lose weight. it can also improve and even reverse metabolic syndrome. As a result, this reduces their risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study was presented at […]

Fitness Tracker: Not Always Accurate

Posted: March 10, 2017

If you feel like you’re working out harder than your fitness tracker indicates, you may be right. That said, you might also be working out not as hard as your device says. It turns out that some wrist-worn fitness trackers aren’t very accurate when gauging heart rate during exercise. Many people use these devices to […]

Eating Healthy: Budget Tips

Posted: February 28, 2017

Eating healthy foods is an important part of every successful weight loss program. It’s also why many people put off trying to lose weight – they mistakenly believe it’s going to cost more money. The good news is that eating healthy foods doesn’t have to eat up your entire paycheck. Eating Healthy Budget Tips Here […]

Bariatric Surgery Health Benefits

Posted: February 27, 2017

Bariatric surgery health benefits go beyond significant weight loss. On average, most patients lose – and keep off – 50 percent of their excess weight. Some may lose as much as 60 percent of their excess weight within six months of surgery. Other bariatric surgery health benefits are harder to visibly notice, yet make such […]

Weight Management: 4 Ways to Cut 150 Calories

Posted: February 15, 2017

Weight management often comes down to how many calories you burn and how many calories you take in. Most people understand that to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. That said, even cutting small amounts of calories consistently over time can help you lose weight. And the same holds true […]

Weight-Loss Dietary Supplements: Ask Doctor First

Posted: February 10, 2017

Weight-loss dietary supplements make losing weight sound so easy. It’s often why people are willing to try them. They figure: “What can it hurt?” Consider this: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate weight-loss dietary supplements because they aren’t considered medicine. In fact, the FDA does not regulate vitamins, minerals, herbs, creatine or weight-loss pills. It’s important to […]

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