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The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Occasional disruptions to your sleep pattern is normal, but not treating sleep apnea can be worse than just being tired the next day. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea are often undiagnosed. You may feel the symptoms without realizing you are …

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Diabetes 101: Symptoms and Treatment

Diabetes 101: Symptoms and Treatment

Diabetes is a growing problem in America. Get educated at St. Petersburg General. Diabetes is a disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans. November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes can be one of three types. Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed …

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The Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

The Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

  Burning the candle at both ends may make you feel efficient, but without a full night’s rest, you may be damaging your body more than you realize. Your immune system recharges while you sleep. People who get a full …

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What You Should Know about Heart Health and Obesity

What You Should Know about Heart Health and Obesity

You’ve seen it on the news: obesity is a growing problem in our country. As our society becomes more sedentary and overweight, the possibility for more health issues at an earlier age skyrockets. Diseases related to obesity include diabetes, coronary …

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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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