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The Best Exercises for Losing Weight

As a bariatric surgeon, I often get asked about the best way to lose weight. Weight loss and being thin are such big parts of our culture, however I am quick to point out that I want you to be a healthy weight but I also want to you live a healthy life. That means staying away from many of those...
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Listen In: Ear Acupuncture Resounds with Promise for Managing Pain, Anxiety, and Depression

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

For the growing numbers of Americans who seek help dealing with anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders, centuries-old Chinese medicine provides a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical and highly effective solution. Auricular acupuncture, which is centered on the ears, is a particularly intriguing...
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Simple Ways to Get Moving Without Joining a Gym

We all know that exercise and movement help our bodies function and that it is important to move to keep our bodies healthy and lean. However, life can get in the way. Kids, spouses, work, aging parents, and other obligations can cause our health – and exercising – to take a back seat! When it...
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The Benefits of Food Journaling

Holding yourself accountable for the popcorn you snack on while you’re watching television, the few bites you steal from your significant other’s plate, and your usual daily meals can make a big difference when trying to live a happier, healthy life. The benefits of keeping a food journal include:...
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Bariatric Surgery: Risks & Rewards

If you have been struggling with your weight for years, you may be ready to pursue weight-loss surgery. For many people, this can be a difficult decision, but also one that can truly benefit your future health. Bariatric or weight-loss surgery allows those who struggle to lose weight to join an...
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The Benefits of Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. If you are struggling, talk to your primary care provider about whether you might be a candidate for surgical weight loss programs. Then, call my...
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Weight Loss Surgery Options

Bariatric surgery is recommended for those with a BMI of 40 or higher, or for those who have a BMI of 35 with other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is for those who have 100 or more pounds to lose. And, for those who have tried and failed at other weight-loss attempts...
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Are You Overweight?

As children, many of us recall being active and healthy, running and jumping with our friends with ease. As we entered our teenage years and into our 20s, we may have started putting on some pounds - freshman 15 anyone? As adults, it becomes even more important to understand how our weight affects...
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5 Reasons Not To Miss Your Postpartum Appointment

Submitted by Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

During pregnancy, it can feel as though you spend just as much time at the OB/GYN office as you do at home or at work. Once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift from “caring for mom” to “caring for baby.” You know the scene: All eyes are on mom during labor, giving her words of encouragement...
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10 Things to Know About End of Life Planning

Submitted by By Katie Johnson, DO, Medical Director of Beebe Palliative Care

Creating an Advance Directive Provides Protection for You, Ease of Mind for your Family In Delaware, if you are at least 18 years old, you may make a written Advance Healthcare Directive to accept or refuse most healthcare treatments or procedures. Your Advance Health Care Directive will tell your...

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