Jan 23

Obesity in children

Two years ago, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that over 36% of all American adults met the medical definition of ‘obese’ (a BMI or body mass index of 30 or higher).  As disturbing as that statistic is, the growing problem of childhood obesity may be even more concerning. Obesity in childhood is especially …

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Jan 21

Gallbladder disease and age

In the past, gallbladder disease has been associated with older patients. It was typical for gallstones to show up in patients in their 50’s or 60’s. Recent data shows that the occurrence of gallstones and, therefore gallbladder removal surgery, is trending to lower age groups.  Why? Could this be another consequence of our diets? Read …

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Jan 18

Wellness Services

Our professional staff offers weight-loss surgery, but also non-surgical approaches to weight loss. An important part of a successful weight loss program is commitment to some form of exercise. Read “Commit to Exercising Every Day” to find out more. Joining a group or individual program that encourages exercise is one good way to keep that …

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Jan 16

Reversing Prediabetes

Our website has written about the medical condition called “prediabetes.” This word sounds a little strange to some people. After all, there is no condition called “preflu” or “prearthritis,” so why is there a prediabetes? Many of the measurements that doctors use to evaluate a patient have a range that goes from low through normal, …

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Jan 14

Are you medically obese?

Everybody knows that obesity is one of America’s (and the entire world’s) biggest health problems. Do you think this is getting better or worse? What percentage of America’s population qualifies as medically obese? Is it 20%, 30% or more than 30%? Bariatric surgery procedures are more common every year, but so is obesity. Here is …

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Jan 11

Long-term durability of weight loss after bariatric surgery

Perhaps the most common misconception about weight loss surgery is that, “Most patients will regain the weight they lose after weight loss surgery over the years that follow.” Numerous studies have now demonstrated that this is not the case. The effectiveness of bariatric surgery in long-term weight control has been repeatedly confirmed. The medical profession …

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Jan 09

The Concept of Wellness

More and more physicians are concentrating on the promotion of wellness as opposed to the treatment of disease. Wellness is more than just the absence of illness. Wellness is an active practice that involves intentionally making healthy choices. It means taking active measures to build and maintain good health. There is no better way to …

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Jan 07

Happy New Year and a Little ‘Heads Up’

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Many of our articles have ended with this or a similar statement – “Our office located at 305 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach is part of the Florida Hospital network.” We are still a part of that very fine organization, but as of January 1st of this year, the Florida Hospital network is known …

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Jan 04

Choose the right surgeon

If you have been told by your primary care doctor that surgery is needed or is an option, you have some choices to make. How will you go about choosing the surgeon who will do the procedure? Have you confirmed the physician’s credentials or made sure that the surgeon is board certified or board eligible? …

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Jan 02

Your 2019 Health Check List

Several times in the past we have suggested some New Year’s Resolutions that relate to health, especially to diet, exercise and weight control. This year we are suggesting a “2019 Health Check List” for the coming year. Primary Care Doctor. If you are new to the area or do not have a primary care doctor …

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