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15th Feb, 2021
Recently it was announced that a new weight-loss medication called Semaglutide demonstrated promising results in a trial and is moving toward FDA approval for treating obesity. It is already used at a lower dose to treat type 2 diabetes. The medication is an injectable hormone analog that is very similar to an existing weight-loss medication, Liraglutide, also a hormone analog of the same hormone, called…
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12th Feb, 2021
Dr. Sasse has been writing articles for Sixty and Me regarding the efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for incontinence. But in his last post for the website, he introduced something new - metabolic surgery. Is metabolic surgery safe for seniors? The answer might surprise you. From the Article "The answer might surprise you, but the resounding response from wide-ranging studies is yes. In fact, the surgery…
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5th Feb, 2021
In recent days, researchers from Europe have published their findings from years of study of 500,000 individuals battling excess weight but trying to stay fit. The research project is the culmination of an effort to understand if maintaining physical activity and an active lifestyle can overcome the negative health effects of obesity. In short, can you be both fit and fat? From the Research That…
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22nd Jan, 2021
A family history of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, plus a frightening experience with gestational diabetes, is enough to make anyone face facts. For Dr. Sasse’s employee-turned-patient, Daizy, it was the motivation she needed to to make a life-changing decision. “My biggest fear was the diabetes returning if I didn’t get my weight under control,” she remembers. “That’s what made me consider bariatric surgery.”…
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15th Jan, 2021
At 63 years old, Dr. Sasse's patient Mary experienced a life-changing procedure for incontinence. After years of failed remedies, she was understandably skeptical when her physician recommended a visit to Dr. Sasse. It would prove to be the beginning of a real resolution that has changed everything. Finding an Answer Mary's bladder dictated her life. "I was constantly going to the bathroom," she says. She…
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8th Jan, 2021
The days are long gone when regular people with type 2 diabetes needed to accept it as an incurable chronic disease state that means controlling the blood sugar number with medication for the rest of their lives. The studies are too numerous, the data too overwhelming, and even the more than 53 leading diabetes and endocrinology societies around the world agree: there is a better,…
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1st Jan, 2021
At the youthful age of 31, Travis Z. was routinely waking up with terrible back and knee pain. He had been overweight his entire life, which meant putting up with increasing limitations causes by the excess weight. As a correctional officer, "there were days I would go to work and wonder what I was going to do if my partners were getting hurt - would…
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24th Dec, 2020
Dr. Sasse in contributing articles to Sixty and Me in an effort to raise awareness about the best-kept secret for resolving incontinence. In his third article for the website, he discusses the very real issue of the failed bladder sling, including next steps. From the Article Dr. Sasse writes about the ubiquity of the bladder sling, a procedure recommended to many women that involves the…
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18th Dec, 2020
Anyone who has struggled with symptoms of incontinence knows the frustration and embarrassment it brings. But more than that, it truly curtails your life. By the time they come to see us, many of our patients have tried all of the standard recommendations, often for years, and without success. Fortunately, there is a better way to not just manage but resolve bladder and bowel leakage.…
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11th Dec, 2020
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have questions, and chief among is them is often whether they'd make a good candidate for this type of procedure. While the best way to get an answer to this question is to speak with a center that specializes in bariatric surgery, there are two big indicators that you can determine yourself. If you're wondering whether you might…
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