Health Matters: Bariatric surgery can help with weight loss
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A. I've discussed the challenge of weight loss in prior columns and the effectiveness of surgery on the stomach (called bariatric surgery) to help selected patients who are morbidly obese. We now have new data that show bariatric surgery is effective …

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Score generated from medical records may predict diabetes remission after …
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The DiaRem score, generated from data readily available in medical records, may help identify patients with type 2 diabetes who will experience long-term diabetes remission after bariatric surgery, according to a recent review.

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Weight loss plans show results at wildlife park
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HANNA CITY – Wildlife Prairie Park is seeing promising results with the weight loss plans it implemented for many of the animals living at the facility outside of Peoria. A weigh-in was held Thursday at the park in Hanna City for all of its non-herd …

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The Weight-Loss Wonder You're Not Eating Enough Of
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If you want to lose a few pounds before bikini-season hits, there's one thing you should definitely be eating more of: fiber! Why? This plant-based roughage is a weight-loss wonder. But fear not: you don't need to resort to eating old-school oat bran …

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Why Telling Someone You're Concerned About Their Weight Isn't Actually Helping
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About a month ago, someone tweeted at me, apropos of nothing: "Have you ever considered lap-band surgery?" My first thought was, "Huh? Lap band? Wait…for what?" And then it hit me: Ohhh, this guy was calling me fat! He'd obviously just seen the …

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Insurance Coverage for the Lap Band procedure
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For some, Lap Band surgery may be enclosed by their insurance company. For other ones, they yield for it out of their own pocket often by devising financing or getting a loan. What numerous confident patients desire to understand, although, are there …

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Outdoor Family Adventure Bucket List
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The days are getting warmer and it’s time to get outdoors. Soon you’ll be chasing the ice cream man around the block with the hope that your flip flop doesn’t fly off in the street. Or does that only happen to me? Another shoe of mine once flew off as I ran across a street. […]

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Ultra-Processed Foods that Will Kill Your Dieting Attempts
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Here's the low-down from U.S. News & World Report about how that eating ultra-processed foods will kill your dieting attempts. One of the biggest reasons diets fail is because dieters do not always realize that some foods they believe are ok, actually …

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5 Dieting Myths You've Definitely Believed At Some Point In Your Life
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Dieting is a fad that has had a hold on American society for decades. It seems like every week there is new emerging information about what we should and shouldn't eat, and it doesn't always match up. Some weeks we're demonizing carbohydrates, and the …

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