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  • Types of and Risk Factors of Hiatal Hernia

    Types of and Risk Factors of Hiatal Hernia

    There are two major kinds of hiatus hernia: The most common (95%) is the sliding hiatus hernia, where the gastroesophageal junction moves above the diaphragm together with some of the stomach. The second kind is rolling (or paraesophageal) hiatus hernia, when a part of the stomach herniates through the esophageal hiatus and lies beside the esophagus, without movement of

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  • Summer Garden Crops

    Summer Garden Crops

    Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice located in Boca Raton, near the towns of Delray Beach and Coral Springs is excited to share summertime recipes.  Summertime is a time to want fresh, clean living and enjoy relaxation.  Weight loss surgery patients frequently are seeking healthier eating patterns as well as healthy lifetime changes. Below are

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  • Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male.  Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly

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  • World Health Day

    World Health Day

    World Health Day is April 7, 2016.  This year’s focus is on overcoming diabetes through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to high blood sugar levels.  The type of diabetes is dependent on the cause.  Type 1 diabetes is usually an inborn metabolic disease caused by the body not

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  • Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    In the three year period following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients saw a reduction in pain and improvement in walking ability according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multi-site clinical study looked at over 2,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at 10 hospitals across the

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  • Creamy Crimini Mushroom Soup

    Creamy Crimini Mushroom Soup

    With Mother’s Day on the way, you may be thinking of your menu. Creamy Crimini Mushroom Soup is a good way to tell the moms in your life how much you care about them by treating them to a heart healthy, vegetable based, delicious soup. This soup works well for a brunch or lunchtime menu,

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  • 10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try kickboxing, but you didn’t because you thought it was for professional looking athletes, ripped men, and super strong women, then this blog is for you. You don’t have to be a world class athlete to take up kickboxing. You just have to be willing to try something new and

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  • Have Your (Pizza) Pie and Eat It Too

    Have Your (Pizza) Pie and Eat It Too

    It’s pretty much a known fact that pizza is a favorite food around the world. Whether it’s take out, frozen, or in bite-sized rolls, you can always count on pizza to be everywhere. But this isn’t always a good thing, especially when you’re trying to lose weight and stay healthy. The temptation is real and

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  • 3 Changes to Make the Most of Your Bariatric Surgery

    3 Changes to Make the Most of Your Bariatric Surgery

    The amount of weight you lose after bariatric surgery can be affected by weight control practices and eating behaviors after surgery. Over 2000 study participants who had either gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding were monitored for 3 years after their bariatric surgery. Researchers found that the greatest variability in weight loss outcomes could be

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  • Spicy Sweet Corn Turns up the Heat this Cinco de Mayo

    Spicy Sweet Corn Turns up the Heat this Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is all about food, but it can be about good food.  This recipe for Spicy Sweet Corn is the perfect side to cilantro chicken or sliced carne asada.  Eating fresh corn is better than eating a corn taco shell, and this recipe for corn on the cob is definitely not your traditional

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