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The impact of gastric bypass on morbidity and mortality rates in young adults
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The impact of gastric bypass on morbidity and mortality rates in young adults

For overweight young adults, extra pounds can take a significant physical and mental toll on your well-being over the years. Unfortunately, these young adults often develop weight-related problems due to being overweight as children or adolescents. Carrying extra weight for decades can result in an increased risk of developing many serious and chronic health issues....

Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option
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Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option

Obesity is a serious health issue affecting more than one-third of Americans. It affects mobility, impacts self-esteem and increases the risk of many causes of preventable death—including type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer. In addition, obesity raises medical costs by an average of $1,429 per patient per year. In light...

Gastric sleeve: The best bariatric surgery for your body AND your wallet
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Gastric sleeve: The best bariatric surgery for your body AND your wallet

Bariatric surgical procedures focus on altering the digestive tract to limit the amount of food you can consume or absorb. The first bariatric surgery designed for weight loss was performed in the 1950s, and since then, weight loss options have evolved to include multiple techniques supported by decades of data on their long-term success. As an important...

7 habits that will pack on pounds after bariatric surgery
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7 habits that will pack on pounds after bariatric surgery

For some, continued weight loss and maintenance after bariatric surgery are often marked by detours, crossroads, and U-turns. There are moments you would rather forget, and other moments that you may want to photograph and frame for future reference. You might not even know that some of the habits you pick up along the way...

by March 12, 2015March 12, 2015
Improve your health, improve your brain
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Improve your health, improve your brain

For many of us, working out and eating well are intended to improve our outward physical appearance, so it may come as a surprise that healthy lifestyle habits can improve brainpower as well. Whether your plan involves diet and exercise alone or you choose bariatric surgery as the first step on your weight loss journey,...

by March 10, 2015March 10, 2015