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Bariatric Surgery for Teens?

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There is a lot of talk about bariatric surgery for obese adults. And sometimes, it is the only way to lose weight so drastically it saves your life.  But does this need to happen with teens? Is this the new number one answer for teen weight-loss?  Is diet and exercise at for adolescents no longer [...]

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Study Finds Increase in Lifespan of Americans

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Yesterday, we talked about how all that red meat you’re eating could literally be taking years off of your life. But today, we are going to focus on the positive! A recent 75-year long study has found a rise in the life spans of people in the United States. A few different factors have played [...]

Fat Tuesday Debunked: Healthy Pancakes

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Avoid those decadent Fat Tuesday pancakes without breaking tradition! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras (which, in French, translates to ‘Fat Tuesday’) and celebrates a day of gluttony. Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday as it’s called in England, has been in practice for hundreds of years across the globe. Traditionally, the day is [...]

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Candy Corp. Decision Drives Obesity Awareness

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Mars, Inc, Candy Supplier, Takes Small Step in the Fight Against Obesity Chocolate is a common weakness for many Americans.  We turn to it for an energy boost, to fight depression or to just indulge our senses.  If consumed carefully, chocolate can be part of a healthy diet – but not many of us consume [...]

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Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Obesity is not just a national epidemic among adults. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the US over the past 30 years. The affects of this all-to-common condition can have devastating short and long-term affects. Children who are overweight or obese are at a higher [...]

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Obesity Rate Declining in Americans

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Despite fast food chains on every corner, it looks like Americans are shifting their weight. A recent Gallup report has broken the good news that obesity is on the decline. The decline is not drastic, but any improvements are a big step in the right direction for Americans. People know the negative affects of obesity [...]

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Video: Bariatric Surgery

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We have walked you through tips on how to prepare for bariatric surgery, but understanding the surgery itself is something very important for those considering the procedure. Bariatric surgery reduces the size of the stomach and requires a significant life change on the part of the patient. When choosing to receive the procedure, one should [...]

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Rates Increase in Youth Stroke

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  The number of people suffering from strokes has spiked, but it may not be happening to whom you may expect. Strokes do not discriminate when it comes to age, as the amount of American youths experiencing strokes has increased by 50% since the mid-1990’s. But this incline isn’t happening without cause. Some doctors contribute [...]

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13 Tips to Help Prepare For Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery is a dynamic procedure that requires a lot of preparation and thought. There are several steps that are crucial to the process of understanding bariatric surgery. 1. For your consultation, make sure you prepare accordingly. Be sure to provide your surgeon with a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements you are [...]

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5 Ways to Make Halloween Healthier

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There’s a new trend on the block this Halloween and it could help fight childhood obesity. With nearly one in three children in the US being overweight or obese, we have to take the proper steps to help steer them towards a healthier lifestyle. It only makes sense to make that change on the holiday [...]