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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 LabBand.

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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 inteneral organs to work well and can cause poor health. Test your weight knownledge 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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