Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin Starting off each New Year right is always on our mind around this time of year. We all start off with a mind set of making this New Year better than the…

The holiday season is in full swing already with parties, events, and family gatherings seemingly every day. Sometimes, trying to make healthy choices during this season only adds to the stress. However, if we make small choices each day to be more prepared, we can have a healthy holiday season. How many of these tips…

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to get up and exercise? When your friend asks you to get up early and walk before work, do you find yourself putting excuses just to spend an extra 45 minutes comfortable and warm under the covers? You are certainly not alone, and maybe your mind is…

If you haven’t reached your goal weight after surgery, then it is time to start exercising! A loss of 50% of excess weight is considered successful post-surgical weight loss. Greater than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical exercise on most days of the week is recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM)…

Eating healthy during the holiday session is always a scary thought when you are on your weight loss journey or even when you are at your goal weight and just trying to maintain it. Here are some recipes to help you make a healthier food choice and still get to enjoy a delicious, traditional holiday…

It has been a long time since I took that scary step to admit I was unable to keep the weight off without a surgical solution. Losing the weight was great and probably save my life, but, this journey has not always been easy. When you first have your band you are excited about the…

ABC News | More ABC News Videos The reality star nicknamed “Big Hoss” lost nearly 200 pounds in an effort to improve his health.

CHICAGO (AP) — Obesity surgery may keep diabetes in remission even after 15 years in some patients, a Swedish study suggests. Long-term results were missing for more than half the patients who began the study, and remission rates dropped off considerably. But still, 35 out of 115 patients remained diabetes-free 15 years after surgery. Also,…

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Elects New President The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons has elected Dr. Adam Smith as the President of the national association. The American College of Osteopathic surgeons is committed to assuring excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships. Dr….

Bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular over the last decade as a weight loss solution for the severely obese. Depending on the type of procedure chosen and adherence to dietary guidelines, patients may lose up to 80 percent of their excess weight within two to three years’ time. Added benefits generally include the remission or…

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