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Bariatricsurgery

  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    The months of March and April are some of the busiest in Florida. The air is cool and light, the waters are pristine, and the rainy season is still at bay. The great weather also brings us the West Palm Beach International Boat Show, the Renaissance festival, and various other arts, food and wine events

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  • White Kitchens

    White Kitchens

    Clean, Contemporary and Polished are the words commonly used nowadays for white kitchens. They glisten, shine and soothe many homeowners while they relax, eat and cook. Kitchens tend to be the centerpiece of many homes as family life often can center around a home. Kitchens are where familes gather to celebrate meals, parties and enjoy

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  • Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    The Journal Of the American Medical Association (June 11, 2014) recently reported excellent outcomes for bariatric surgery patients (including lap band and gastric bypass). Swedish patients studied at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary health care centers and recruited between 1987 to 2001 had type 2 diabetes at baseline. In this very long term follow-up

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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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  • Fitness goals: Routines and preparation key to success – Suggestions for weight loss surgery patients

    Fitness goals: Routines and preparation key to success – Suggestions for weight loss surgery patients

    Life just does not cooperate with the ideal exercise and fitness model.  It would be wonderful if we all had the multiple hours to set aside that it takes for us to complete the whole process of working out.  It seems hurdle after hurdle from different aspects of life are constantly trying to prevent us

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  • Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That is closer to a week’s worth of calories for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. How can we enjoy the Thanksgiving flavors without all the calories? Dr. Shillingford’s staff offer a few tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without the guilt and

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  • Obesity in Older Americans

    Obesity in Older Americans

    The percentage of Americans with obesity continues to climb, with over 27% of Americans in 2014 falling into the category of obese, which is customarily defined as having a BMI greater than 30.0. Americans over 65 years of age had the sharpest increase in obesity levels, followed by 45-64 year olds. Because obesity is associated

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  • Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Looking for a new way to eat less? Try dining with a light eater. The psychological effect, known as social modeling, leads people to tend to eat less than their normal amount when their dining partner is a light eater. Conversely, if the dining partner eats a lot, the person feels free to eat their

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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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  • 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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