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Obesity

  • Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Obesity is a worldwide problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 13% of the word’s adults are obese. In America, that number is closer to 40%. 93 million Americans over 18 are obese. The problem is not just obesity, but the risk of other health conditions that often accompany obesity, like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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  • Non Meat Bariatric Friendly Meal Ideas for Catholics on Good Friday

    Non Meat Bariatric Friendly Meal Ideas for Catholics on Good Friday

    This Friday is Good Friday, an important day for Catholics. In observance of Good Friday, many Catholics do not eat beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and other meats. For weight loss surgery patients, that can greatly limit their choices for high quality proteins to help them meet their daily protein goal (usually around 60-80 grams of protein) after bariatric surgery. Consuming adequate protein is crucial for maintaining muscle mass while losing weight.

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  • Do You Need an Abdominal Ultrasound? Here’s What It Can Be Used For

    Do You Need an Abdominal Ultrasound? Here’s What It Can Be Used For

    Did you walk out of your doctor’s office with a prescription for an abdominal ultrasound? Maybe you complained about abdominal pain, or your hormone levels are abnormal, or you are experiencing inflammation in your abdomen.

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  • Morbid Obesity and the Flu

    Morbid Obesity and the Flu

    If you are morbidly obese, you may a higher risk of being hospitalized with the flu or other similar respiratory virus. According to a recent study, risk of hospitalization was highest for adults at the lowest and highest ends of the BMI spectrum. Those who fell into the “normal” range had the lowest risk of hospitalization.

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  • How To Tell If You Have a Femoral Hernia

    How To Tell If You Have a Femoral Hernia

    A femoral hernia happens when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin or inner thigh. This type of hernia (which is different from inguinal hernia, hiatus hernia, incisional hernia, or umbilical hernia) appears as a lump or bulge and may cause groin discomfort.

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  • Is Cabbage the New Kale?

    Is Cabbage the New Kale?

    Kale has undoubtedly risen to health food fame. It’s all over trendy restaurant menus, recipes, and in all those food videos you can’t help but watch when they automatically play. Here’s the thing: not everyone likes kale. Some are tired of it, some think kale overplayed its hand. Many are looking for something different. The next new food trend.

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  • Managing Chronic Stress

    Managing Chronic Stress

    Managing chronic stress can help you regain some control over your life and can reduce or eliminate many of the health effects chronic stress can induce (such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and infections). There are a number of strategies to help you reduce chronic stress, and we’ve gathered a few:

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  • How Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Health

    How Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Health

    Stress is a pretty common occurrence among adults, and holiday time can add to it. We’ve all felt the effects of stress at one time or another due to a deadline, test, or an emergency- the fast heart beat, the sweating, the heightened state of alertness. But chronic stress- stress that does not subside, but rather persists- can put pressure on the body that can lead to negative side effects.

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  • 3 Ways to Beat Food Cravings

    3 Ways to Beat Food Cravings

    Food cravings can affect anyone. Some people are better at resisting them than others. For obese and overweight adults, giving in to food cravings can further contribute to obesity and possibly high blood sugar.

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  • Does Your State Have the Highest Rate of Obesity?

    Does Your State Have the Highest Rate of Obesity?

    The 2018 State of Obesity report was released in September. The American Heart Association’s CEO Nancy Brown released this statement based on the report: “This year’s State of Obesity report presents a stark illustration of the toll the obesity epidemic continues to take on our nation. A record number of states-seven-report adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent.

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