HEALTH ON THE NET

December 19, 2012

The Internet has become a quick, easy method of searching for health-related information, but how can you know that what you’re finding is credible? As a rule, health-related sites sponsored by the U.S. government (Web addresses ending with “.gov”), not-for-profit health or medical organizations (ending with”.org”) and university medical centers are among many reliable sources […]

LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE

December 14, 2012

Studies show that consuming enough potassium may be as important for healthy blood pressure as avoiding too much sodium. To prevent high blood pressure, choose a healthy eating plan that includes plenty of foods rich in potassium and low in sodium. For sodium, if you eat a lot of salted foods, processed foods and table […]

Texas Bariatric Specialists' Gastric Bypass Patient Completes Half Marathon

December 11, 2012

Dr. Nilesh Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that less than 14 months after her gastric bypass procedure, Jean Hickey completed a 13.1 mile Half Marathon in just three hours and 9 minutes, with an enthusiastic cheering section of family and friends! Fourteen months ago, Jean Hickey would not have even […]