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Parkinson Awareness … Yes! We Also Talk About Parkinson

Public awareness about Parkinson’s disease is very important. While many people may have heard of Parkinson’s disease, many know little or nothing about the condition and how affects a person and their friends and family. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition and after Alzheimer’s is the second most common disease….

Lack of Sleep and Stress Affect Our Weight!!

More sleep and less stress can produce better weight loss results A common denominator of “modern life styles” for most people today includes: rushing against the clock to finish the multiple tasks they have to perform on a daily basis, financial responsibilities, etc. This will often generate stress and sleep…

This is NOT “The Easy Way Out”…

“Surgery is not the easy way out” People who may have tried and have not had success in defeating severe obesity simply by decreasing their caloric intake while increasing their amount of physical activity, should not feel discouraged. When it comes to the effort it takes to lose weight, everybody has…

Este NO es el “Camino Fácil”…

“La cirugía no es el camino fácil” Las personas que han tratado y no han podido contra la obesidad severa con sólo disminuir la cantidad de calorías que consumen e incrementando la actividad física, no deben desanimarse. Cuando hablamos del esfuerzo que se requiere para bajar de peso, todo mundo…

Por que un Peso Sano es Importante para tu Corazón

La obesidad y su corazón Es ampliamente conocido el hecho de que la obesidad aumenta el riesgo de contraer enfermedades del corazón. Sin embargo, otros hechos menos conocidos, relacionados con las enfermedades cardiacas en pacientes obesos, son que el diagnóstico de enfermedades cardiacas son detectadas a una edad temprana a…

Why a Healthy Weight is Important to the Heart

Obesity and your heart It is a well-known fact that obesity greatly increases the risk of developing heart disease, but another less known fact regarding cardiac disease in obese patients is that the diagnosis of heart disease comes at a younger age than in normal weight individuals. Obesity, as mentioned before,…

“Obesidad Sana”, Un Concepto Erróneo

El 50% de las personas obesas “sanas”, eventualmente enfermarán. Hasta hace poco que la revista The Journal of the American College of Cardiology realizó una publicación científica, no se conocían estudios previos sobre las consecuencias a largo plazo de la obesidad en personas sin enfermedades, comorbilidades o acumulación de factores…

“Healthy Obesity”… There Is No Such Thing!

50% or more of “healthy” obese people will eventually get sick. Until a recent scientific publication in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, no previous studies have examined the long-term consequences of obesity in people with absence of related illness or risk factor clustering in a two-decade period….

Winter + Food… Not The Best Combo… See Why

Winter and Obesity Following the Northeast storm that has brought arctic weather to most of the east coast, we are frequently reminded of the huge economical implications, travel risk and specific health issues related to wintertime. It is very common for people to gain weight during this time of the…

Leakage Test During VGS

Dyed solution test or air pressure test? Gastric air pressure testing can detect even a very small leakage during surgery. During sleeve gastrectomy surgery it is common practice to perform leakage testing with instillation of a dyed solution in to the stomach through the calibration tube. If a small leakage…