The Effects of Obesity: Overview

Posted by Dr. Edward Boland on Mar 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As a medical weight loss physician, I see many patients who complain about a lower quality of life due to their excess weight. However, weight gain and the disease of obesity does not just affect your self-esteem and the activities you are capable of participating in. If left untreated, obesity can contribute to many debilitating or deadly diseases. 

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5 Tips to a Positive Self-Image

Posted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, Ph.D on Mar 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Self-Image is exactly what is sounds like… the way you see yourself! There are a lot of “self” words that go together to make up our overall sense of self-worth, or our own sense of value. Remember that the more we value ourselves, the more we improve our relationship with our self, the better we will treat our SELF! Self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy, are all parts of overall self-imageThey are all ways of saying, “I am good enough. I have value. I can do good things.”

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Duodenal Switch & What It's All About

Posted by Dr. Mike Blaney on Mar 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you have ever researched the term "weight loss" or "bariatric surgery", you have probably heard about the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.  However there is another successful weight loss procedure that is not as common, known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.  Over the last several months, I have posted details about the other commonly performed weight loss surgeries. In this blog post today, I will detail the science behind the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenum switch.

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Breakfast Essentials: What You Should Be Eating

Posted by Trish Fine, RD, LD on Feb 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. Although the science behind this statement has long been debated, breakfast can have a big impact on overall success when it comes to maintaining blood sugars and successful weight loss.

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The Effects of Obesity: Hypertension

Posted by Dr. Edward Boland on Feb 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It may be the day after Valentine's Day, but lets continue this theme of hearts. Your heart is the most important organ in the body as it pumps blood throughout the veins, providing the body with oxygen and nutrients needed for survival. But what happens when the amount of blood that flows through your veins becomes too dense? It will begin to apply pressure to the inner walls of the arteries, thus leading to high blood pressure, more formally referred to as hypertension.  

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The New "F" Word: Fat-Shaming

Posted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, Ph.D on Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If ever there were a combined pair of words that had the bariatric world buzzing, it’s these two: fat-shaming. These two words can evoke intense emotions for those who have, or who are, suffering from the disease of obesity. Similarly, the family members and loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of obesity are highly sensitive to the numerous varieties of “fat-shaming” that takes places in our society.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery & What It's All About

Posted by Dr. Mike Blaney on Feb 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The gastric sleeve, similar to the gastric bypass, is a commonly performed weight loss procedure. The gastric sleeve removes a large portion of the stomach in an effort to limit the patient’s food intake and thus contribute to weight loss surgery. In this blog post, I will detail the science behind this weight loss procedure and exactly what happens to the stomach.

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Live Webinar: Gain While You Lose

Posted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, Ph.D on Jan 29, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Have you tried to lose weight and been unsuccessful? Are you having a hard time saying "no" to the donuts in the office break room or motivating yourself to workout after a long work day? The February, Explore some underlying issues that may be hindering your ability to keep weight off.

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Celebrating the Non-Scale Victories

Posted by Trish Fine, RD, LD on Jan 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Weight loss patients often obsess over the number on the scale. As an RD (registered dietitian), I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard from patients how they just want to weigh a certain weight or lose that last 10 pounds. Too often patients lose sight of what they have already accomplished and focus on only the end goal. 

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The Effects of Obesity: Arthritis

Posted by Dr. Edward Boland on Jan 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

At their first monthly follow-up visit with me, patients often remark on how much better their knees feel. Even though some of these folks lost 10 or more pounds in this first month, their reports of “less pain when I climb the stairs,” or “I can walk the block again without my cane,” seemed like optimistic exaggerations when I started out practicing bariatric (weight loss) medicine. However, based on work done by the Arthritis Foundation, it makes perfect sense. Regardless of how much you weigh, you too can relieve joint pains with small amounts of weight loss.

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