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Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery

Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery

Your first Thanksgiving after weight-loss surgery is an ideal time to set new, healthy traditions. When you think about it, the foods you eat at Thanksgiving, like turkey, yams and cranberries, can all be highly...

Tips for Healthy Eating

If you’re looking to lose weight, one of the best ways to do so is with healthy eating. Use the following healthy eating tips to help improve your nutrition and encourage weight loss. Eat a Whole...

10 Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

If considering weight loss surgery, you may be curious about the benefits of surgery other than the primary benefit of weighing less. The numerous benefits of surgery extend far beyond just the number on the...

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Lap Band vs Gastric Sleeve

The Lap-Band and gastric sleeve are bariatric surgery procedures that can help you lose excess weight. While both procedures are safe and effective, it helps to know the differences and benefits of each so you...

diverticulitis

What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are two conditions that occur in your colon (large intestine). Together they are known as diverticular disease, and both effect the pockets or bulges that form in the wall of your colon...

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Can You Have Diabetes and Not Know?

In the United States, 21.4 percent of the population is living with undiagnosed diabetes, which equates to 7.3 million people. That is a rather large number compared to the 10.5 percent, or 34.2 million people...

Appendix

What Does the Appendix Do, Really?

When most people think of the appendix, two things come to mind: unnecessary organ and appendicitis. The human appendix does have a reputation for becoming inflamed and requiring surgical removal. And the appendix has been...

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