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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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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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Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

When it comes to weight loss, there is no quick fix. While a patient who’s had the LAP-BAND® procedure will lose a significant amount of weight, it is part of a long-term commitment to maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating …

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Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

A new report ranked Florida the 36th most obese state in the country. According to the F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 report, the state’s obesity rate for adults is more than 25 percent, with men …

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The Bariatric Institute: Weight Loss Surgery 101

The Bariatric Institute: Weight Loss Surgery 101

Obesity and its related complications are considered the second leading cause of death for Americans. And more than 24 percent of Floridians are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Obesity and health complications Obesity can lead to: …

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