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Weight Loss Surgery Requires Preparation

Weight Loss Surgery Requires Preparation

Bariatric surgery is a life-altering procedure that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is one that requires research and a long discussion with your doctor. Once the choice is made, the …

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Will 2012 Be Your Year for Weight Loss Surgery?

Will 2012 Be Your Year for Weight Loss Surgery?

Now that 2012 is here, it’s time to make a resolution that will have a lasting impact on your health and happiness. Obesity is a serious condition and is a leading cause of death is in the United States. Weight …

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Know Your Weight Loss Options

Know Your Weight Loss Options

Have you tried every diet you have ever heard of—yet you still struggle with weight? This can be very frustrating, because you want to make a change, but you don’t know how to go about it. If you are overweight …

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Before Weight Loss Surgery

Before Weight Loss Surgery

Very often, when we talk about weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, we focus on results and what a patient can expect post surgery. However, it’s also important to consider what goes into preparing prior to weight loss surgery. Promising …

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Crash Diets and Your Health

Crash Diets and Your Health

For many of us, maintaining a healthy weight seems like a constant uphill battle. It can be tempting to try the “diet of the day” to shed some weight quickly. But it’s important to remember that these fad or crash …

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Healthy Weight Challenge!

Healthy Weight Challenge!

Ready, set, lose! St. Petersburg General Hospital is in a “healthy” competition to see which department in the hospital can lose the most weight among employees. Last year’s competition was such a success, we’ve decided to make it a yearly …

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Weight at Middle Age Helps Predict Future Health

Weight at Middle Age Helps Predict Future Health

By Alicia Verity, MSPH, iTriagehealth.com   A recent study published in the British Medical Journal conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers suggests women who are overweight (have adiposity) in mid-life …

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Stick with Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year

Stick with Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year

January is officially over… so how are those resolutions you made a month ago holding up? Many of us made plans to hit the gym on a daily basis or cut sugar from our diets. But the best of intentions …

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

By Alicia Verity, MSPH of iTriagehealth.com Making a significant, lasting change in behavior is not a simple process. It involves a substantial commitment of your time, effort, and emotion.  Below are some tips to make you successful. Be careful with …

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Steps to a Bariatric Friendly Holiday

Steps to a Bariatric Friendly Holiday

Bariatric surgery changes the structure of your digestive system in which the size of your stomach is made to hold less, therefore; you will have a full feeling after eating a few bites of food.   Following your surgery, a dietician …

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