Monthly Archive: December 2016

Dec 09

Is there a “Magic Weight Loss Pill”?

What are the types of weight-loss medications? How effective and safe are they? Read “I want a Magic Pill“.

Dec 08

How to Handle the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

Along with family, friends, visits and happy memories, the holidays also bring stress and temptation. Many of us deal with holiday stress and temptation by increasing behavior that we know is unhealthy. Not getting enough rest or exercise and overindulging in food and alcohol is a common response to holiday stress. An increase of five …

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Are You a Candidate for Surgical Weight Loss?

Listen to the latest “Health Chats” podcast by Florida Hospital featuring Dr. Christian Birkedal. Dr. Birkedal discusses what makes a surgical weight-loss candidate.

Dec 02

Dr. Birkedal has a New Office in Palm Coast

Dr. Birkedal will start seeing bariatric patients at his new location at Florida Hospital Flagler at 61 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Suite 3805, Palm Coast, FL 32164. To make an appointment, call 386-231-3530.

Dec 01

What is the Cost of Weight-Loss Surgery?

One of the most frequent questions that we get is about the cost of weight-loss surgery. The truth is, there isn’t one answer that covers all circumstances. It often depends on where you live and how often the procedure is done where you are. To get specifics for those living near Daytona, it is best …

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Dec 01

Healthy Holiday Recipes

For many, the holidays are the only time we pay careful attention to preparing meals for ourselves or our families. Breakfast is eaten on the run, lunch is taken at work or school and dinner has become an afterthought to the end of a hectic workday. Many meals consist of convenience food or take-outs, as …

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