• Surgery Cuts Kidney Disease in Diabetes

    July 5, 2012

    In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed through a healthy diet and exercise. When lifestyle changes don’t do the trick, obese patients can turn to weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, can prevent or reduce diabetic nephropathy (diabetes-related kidney disease) among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Ask your doctor ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits Praised

    July 3, 2012

    Bariatric surgery is very effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Bariatric surgery is used to treat morbidly obese people. The surgery reduces the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric band) or by removing and rerouting a portion of the ...

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  • Marathon a part of Ruthton woman’s journey

    July 2, 2012

    American track and field legend Steve Prefontaine once said, “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” For Tami Nelson, from Ruthton, that distance could be measured in miles. but even that staggering number would fail to do her justice. The truest measure of Nelson’s success in life would ...

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  • MAKE YOUR NEXT GOLF ROUND A WORKOUT!

    July 2, 2012

    Thirty minutes of golf, carrying clubs, burns about 140 calories, while 30 minutes of golf, with a golf cart, burns about 90 calories. This translates into approximately 1120 calories for a four-hour round of play without a cart! So playing golf is a reasonable way of increasing your calorie expenditure, which can help you to ...

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  • 'Real Housewives' Lauren Manzo: 'Lap band surgery was great for me'

    July 1, 2012

    Real Housewives of New Jersey star Lauren Manzo has recommitted to her long battle to lose weight. Manzo’s struggle to shed excess weight has been a continuing story throughout The Real Housweives of New Jersey’s four seasons. In September 2011, she underwent a lap band surgery and has since lost 20 pounds. In an interview with Us ...

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  • Weight-Loss Surgery Works in IBD Patients

    June 30, 2012

    Obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) had weight loss and resolution of other obesity-related complications, similar to that of patients without IBD, after bariatric surgery, a small retrospective study showed. Weight loss varied substantially by the type of bariatric procedure used, ranging from 26% of excess weight with adjustable banding to 95% with sleeve gastrectomy. ...

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  • Rex Ryan Speaks About Lap Band

    June 29, 2012

    Today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets, spoke about his own experiences with weight loss surgery. Announcing that he’s lost 100 pounds, Ryan told the audience his goal is to lose another 25 pounds. His ‘lucky vest’ ...

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  • FIRE UP THE BARBIE

    June 29, 2012

    Nothing says summer like a meal cooked out on the grill. For you grill lovers, this doesn’t have to mean eating high-fat meats and sausages, which can add a hefty load of calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol to your diet. Here are a few tips for grilling without guilt: Start with fish or a ...

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  • State Spending for Weight-Loss Surgery Increases

    June 28, 2012

    As the numbers of obese in Texas have swelled, so has the comfort of state and federal lawmakers with spending taxpayer dollars on weight-loss surgery for the elderly and the poor. A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care expenditures shows Medicare spending for weight-loss surgeries for Texas seniors — including gastric bypass and ...

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  • Success Story: Robert of Buda

    June 28, 2012

    As he matured, Robert’s health began to deteriorate; “the older I got, the more mortal I was becoming”, he noted. He developed diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar and became what he knew to be a high insurance risk – “a walking time bomb”! He now walks 7 miles a day! Learn how ...

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