Weight Loss

Recent Articles

  • A New Life Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My name is Sandy, and I am a gastric bypass patient of Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions. I underwent surgery in September 2014 and am 116 pounds lighter than I was a year ago!  I’m so excited to share my story. If I can help and inspire someone in the same way that I’ve been inspired by this process and the staff at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions, then I’ll have made a difference.

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  • Eating Clean, Feeling Good

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    Do you feel like food controls you? Are you looking for a solution to weight issues or to your overall health? Are you exercising but not seeing or feeling the results you want?  If so, I want to share with you about eating clean. 

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  • Preventing Cancer - 4 Specific Types

    According to recent studies, it’s believed that up to 1/3 of cancers can be prevented through specific actions and lifestyle modifications. Learn what the four most preventable cancers are and what you can do to lower your risk. 

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  • Can the new weight loss drugs really help you lose weight?

    Dr. Mark Graves, Deaconess Clinic Internal Medicine
    According to the CDC, more than one third of American adults are obese.  Since the obesity epidemic began, Americans have tried an endless amount of techniques to drop extra pounds.  From group meetings to home delivered meals to medically supervised weight loss, the battle of the bulge has yet to be conquered.  The onslaught of programs, clinics and plans has left us confused and, more importantly, still obese.  

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  • How to Make Realistic Resolutions and Keep Them

    Ashley Chipps, BS, Deaconess Wellness Coach and AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
    A new year can mean new resolutions, but what’s the best way to set realistic goals you can actually accomplish? Read on for some useful tips and direction to keep your resolutions, reach your goals, and have a new year that’s happy and healthy. 

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  • 9 Tips for Making Healthy Choices During the Holidays

    Family dinners and holiday parties are just around the corner. If you don’t have a plan for balancing food choices with enjoying the festivities, you may find yourself really frustrated. Try these 9 tips for making healthy holiday choices and you may find yourself having a Happy New Year

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  • 6 Tips to Keep You Fit This Fall

    The winds of autumn are upon us, and they have already blown away the heat and humidity of summer. It's time to prepare for a new season, and the same applies to your health.

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  • Medical Weight Loss, Polly's Story

    Like so many people, Polly struggled with my weight for years, trying many diets only to lose some weight and regain it, and more.  At her heaviest, she actually weighed over 300 pounds. 

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  • 7 Guidelines to Healthy Weight Loss

    Dietary changes will reduce your risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers, and also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 80%! Read this blog for seven “guidelines” to give your body a “tune up.”

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  • Lifestyle Changes That Lead to a Leaner, Healthier You

    I want to help anyone reading this know more about how eating habits and activity levels can impact weight loss. The first point to make, which is what the rest of this conversation will be about, is that weight loss is a matter of taking in fewer calories than you use during the day. 

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  • Are You Ready to Take Shape for Life?

    Take Shape for Life is a new program at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions.  This is an effective, relatively-easy way for people to lose weight—in a non-surgical program. Many people don’t qualify for or NEED weight loss surgery, but instead would benefit from a medically-directed weight loss program.

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  • Surgical Weight Loss

    Dr. Christopher Haughn, Bariatric Surgeon at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions discusses the types of surgical weight loss methods performed at Deaconess. Learn more about:  Gastric bypass, Sleeve gastrectomy and LapBand.

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Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which a high amount of body fat makes it hard for a person's internal organs to work well and can cause poor health. Test your weight knowledge and learn if you're at risk for obesity-related
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Obesity in Children

When children eat more than they need, their bodies store the extra calories in fat cells to use for energy later. If this pattern continues over time, and their bodies do not need the stored energy, they develop more fat cells and may develop obesity which can lead to other health complications.
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