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  • Bariatric Surgery is Safe and Effective for Teens According to New Study

    Bariatric Surgery is Safe and Effective for Teens According to New Study

    Over 4 million children and adolescents in the US suffer from obesity. Despite this startling statistic, very few effective treatments are available. While bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective treatment option for adults, few studies have focused on children. A recent study conducted through the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, looked at

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  • A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    December is National Pear Month and research is showing a few good reasons to enjoy sweet, juicy, fresh pears. According to a new study published in Nutrition and Food Science journal shows that fresh pear consumption is associated with better diet quality and weight parameters, both of which are important to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,

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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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  • 6 Steps to an Office Weight Loss Challenge

    6 Steps to an Office Weight Loss Challenge

    Most employers know creating a little competition in the office is a good way of increasing productivity. Steel magnate, Charles M. Schwab, said “The way things get done is to stimulate competition.” Mr. Schwab did this by creating a rivalry between his day shift and his night shift workers in his steel factory. He would

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  • Coffee: A Latte of Sugar?

    Coffee: A Latte of Sugar?

    Americans consume over 400 million cups of coffee each day, or 146 billion cups each year.  No doubt, we are obsessed with coffee.  In fact, almost half of Americans would rather give up their cell phones than go without coffee.  It often starts our day in the morning and gives us a quick pick me

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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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  • Sweet Potato Hummus

    Sweet Potato Hummus

    Hummus has been the new trend in snack dips in recent years. It’s better for you than creamy dips. It’s delicious. And it’s nutritious. More than that, it’s vegan, it’s gluten free, it’s legume based, and it can be made with organic ingredients. It kind of hits all the trend buttons. But for those all

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  • The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    Dr. Kahlil Shillingford of Boca Raton, Florida specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and offers treatment options including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. His experience has since touched the lives of patients traveling across the state from Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and out of state as well as

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  • Mini Cajun Shrimp Frittata Recipe

    Mini Cajun Shrimp Frittata Recipe

    In the name of joy-filled holiday weekends and Cajun inspiration board certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, shares his recipe for protein packed frittatas. Both shrimp and egg provide a lean protein punch while spices bring in delicious flavor to make your taste buds dance. By inspiring post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) patients to try

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