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Bariatric surgery may help patients look younger

Posted by Karen Eisenbraun on Dec 9, 2013 11:44:02 AM

The holidays are approaching, which often has people focused on their weight and worried about weight gain. For many who have tried numerous times to lose weight and have lost the battle, bariatric surgery offers lasting results with a minimally invasive procedure. A new study shows that this type of surgery can not only help you drop pounds, but look younger too.

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How bariatric surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes [infographic]

Posted by Pamela Moreno on Nov 4, 2013 10:29:00 PM

Numerous studies have shown that weight-loss surgery — such as adjustable gastric banding or gastric sleeve surgery — provides numerous benefits to patients with type 2 diabetes. New research from Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute reveals that patients continue to improve or reduce their diabetes nine years following surgery.

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Financing options for bariatric surgery

Posted by Sarah Eisenbraun on Aug 30, 2013 1:11:00 PM

Bariatric surgery is a tool that has help countless people lose weight and improve their health, but candidates for the procedure can sometimes be hesitant to move forward because of the cost of surgery. The total cost of surgery depends on several factors, but procedures such as the Lap-Band or gastric sleeve can run between $12,000-$30,000.

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New Jersey governor singing the praises of Lap-Band surgery

Posted by Sarah Eisenbraun on Aug 29, 2013 6:12:00 PM

New Jersey governor Chris Christie claims he has struggled with his weight for more than 20 years. His struggle may soon be over, as he appears to have already lost a significant amount of weight after secretly undergoing Lap-Band surgery earlier this year.

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Bariatrics: Healthy foods to help you lose weight [infographic]

Posted by Laurie Healey on Aug 21, 2013 1:36:00 PM

The food you eat on a daily basis plays a vital role on your journey to weight loss. Healthy, non-processed foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, eggs, and nuts all contain nutrients that can increase your metabolism and help you shed extra weight. In addition to helping with weight loss, these foods contain additional health benefits that

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Gastric sleeve surgery offers those ineligible for gastric bypass a solid first step towards better health

Posted by Karen Eisenbraun on Aug 14, 2013 1:49:00 PM

While many have heard of gastric bypass surgery, another type of bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, is lesser known. Anyone who has sought out gastric bypass surgery and was subsequently told they were not a good candidate, should consider this alternative. People who’ve had gastric sleeve surgery, a laparoscopic surgery in which the outer curvature of the stomach is reduced, can expect to lose between 50 to 80% of their excess body weight in the year following the surgery. While this is not as rapid a post-surgical weight loss as those who undergo gastric bypass, the ultimate weight loss outcome of the two surgeries is comparable.

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Dietary changes after gastric bypass surgery

Posted by Evan Yule on Aug 9, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Gastric bypass surgery will bring about major changes in your body. In order to make sure that these changes are only positive ones, you will have to be very conscious of your diet. You may also have to adopt certain habits when it comes to eating, such as eating more slowly and chewing your food thoroughly.

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Social media and its role in weight loss [infographic]

Posted by Evan Yule on Aug 7, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Telling your closest friends and family about your weight-loss efforts and achievements can usually be positive and mood-lifting – but what if you could get support and feedback on a much larger scale using social media? In addition to sharing your weight-loss progress with your friends and followers, social media outlets such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter can give you the extra motivation and support you need by providing you with weight-loss tips, healthy recipes, new exercise ideas, and much more.

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Bariatric surgery could be an answer for type 2 diabetes

Posted by Evan Yule on Jul 29, 2013 8:24:00 AM

Diabetes is a serious health concern that requires daily management. Controlling it means being vigilant about what you eat and when you eat, as well as taking medication daily — perhaps several times a day. Fortunately, the results of a recent clinical trial bring good news for people with type 2 diabetes. According to the study, bariatric surgery may help diabetics control their condition and reduce their need for medication.

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Stress and Lack of Sleep Hinders Weight-Loss Efforts

Posted by Evan Yule on Jul 22, 2013 8:00:00 AM

If you are experiencing stress and failing to get an adequate amount of sleep, you may be hindering your efforts to lose weight.

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