Posts by Emma Squillace

Gastric Balloon Safety Questions

You may have heard on the news that the FDA has opened an investigation into the safety of saline-filled gastric balloons, specifically ReShape and Orbera. 5 deaths have been linked to the balloons, and an additional 2 are being looked at. While all medical procedures have some element of risk, we look at these events…

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Last Call for Summer Desserts

It’s summer time and parties and picnics are plentiful. Many people want to cap off the warm summer evenings and gatherings with something sweet. What are some healthy choices? Several varieties of fruit are at their peak during the summer, making it the perfect time to enjoy a healthy fruit dessert! If you’re trying to…

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Adding Flavor Without Piling on Calories

During your weight loss journey, you may get tired of eating the same healthy foods and understandably want to enhance the flavor. However, it is important to know how to add flavor without sacrificing nutrition and sabotaging your weight loss efforts.  Some foods that are healthy on their own can become loaded with calories, sugar,…

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Fiber & Potassium

Are you eating enough vegetables?  Vegetables are very important to our overall health, as well as weight loss efforts. They help reduce the risk for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and certain cancers. In one recent study, eating just over one extra serving of leafy greens a day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes…

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How to Get Insurance to Pay for Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a vital treatment option for patients suffering from morbid obesity or co-morbidities related to excess weight. A choice for nearly 200,000 people every year, this effective procedure can be life-changing for patients in need. Despite the advantages to overall health and well-being, however, there is one large concern that can stand…

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Bariatric Surgery Results

Bariatric surgery is a big step forward, and most patients are excited to get started on a new way of life. This is especially true for those who have long been struggling to lose weight or manage symptoms of weight-related medical issues. One thing to remember is that bariatric surgery results are not one-size-fits-all. Outcomes…

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Stress and Weight Gain

Living under stress is both unpleasant and unfortunately common. From troubles at home to busy days at the office, stress is a contributing factor to the day to day lives of millions of Americans. Stress and weight gain often go hand-in-hand. For those who make little progress in weight loss despite a great diet and…

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Special Issues for Women After Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

While the time and dedication required to effectively lose weight with bariatric procedures are well worth the effort, life after surgery isn’t always easy. From a new diet to an altered appearance, your body and your outlook may change as you adjust to the new you. Issues for women after bariatric surgery can include hormone…

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Keeping the Weight Off After Bariatric Surgery

For the vast majority of bariatric surgery patients, weight loss begins during recovery and continues for one to two years after surgery. The initial loss can be quick and simple, but staying at your new slimmer size can take some work. If you are hoping to see success in living a healthy life and keeping…

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