Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kids and Obesity Awareness

Some recent media reports have quoted studies which found that most kids who are overweight or obese don't think their weight is abnormal. Previous studies have suggested the same is true for adults. You might ask how can it be the case that an obese person does not realize that their weight is abnormal? After…
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Weight-loss surgery for low BMI individuals

Should you get weight loss surgery if your BMI is 30? The area of “low body mass index” or “low BMI” has gained a good deal of attention in recent years with respect to weight-loss surgery. Low BMI is, for the purpose of obesity treatment, generally considered to be a body mass index under 35.…
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Mine Workers Battle Obesity … and WIN!

Living in northern Nevada, we in the practice see many folks who work in the mining industry in Nevada. Unfortunately for many of those individuals, the lifestyle of working long hours for the mine often leads to significant gain of unwanted and unhealthy pounds. Why? Although we imaging mine work to resemble the hardscrabble crawling…
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Can I have really a Gastric Sleeve without scars?

The idea of having surgery without scars goes back several decades when surgeons and engineers began to develop surgical instruments and imaging devices small enough to fit onto endoscopic tubes. The trick was to have a miniature surgical instrument that could work at the end of a tube passed down the mouth, and then to…
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