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Current State of the Treatment of Obesity

From the Fall 2014 “Your Weight Matters” magazine produced by the Obesity Action Coalition. by Stephen G. Boyce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Obesity continues to be a serious health concern claiming hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide annually. So much of our thinking around obesity, its pathophysiology (disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury), and […]

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Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

When you’re on vacation, it may be very easy to abandon the lifestyle changes you have been developing.  The downside is, when you return home you often have feelings of guilt and remorse about the choices you made while on vacation.  Then, as you follow-up with the office to weigh, the consequences show up on […]

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Travel and Exercise…Can the Two Really Co-Exist?

Spring is upon us and that means Spring Break travel for lots of people and the ever-looming SUMMER vacations! Friends, family, and patients ask me all the time “how can I exercise when I travel?” For some, travel is not just something that happens seasonally or a few times a year but every month or […]

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Weight Regain After Surgery

“Weight regain after surgery. Why does it happen?” I often get asked by patients and their families at the pre-op visit “Why do people regain weight after surgery”? So, why does this happen? While observing a few older patients (some from our practice and some from others), I have noticed several poor dietary behaviors develop, […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar: What to Expect

Are you interested in weight loss surgery? Are you thinking about attending an informational seminar? Curious about what you should expect to learn when attending a bariatric surgery informational seminar? First, the seminar should give information on what criteria is used to select patients and what type of patient does or does not qualify for […]

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