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Hunger and Satiety: How Bariatric Surgery Affects Hunger Hormones

While it is considered fairly safe and extremely effective, bariatric surgery is complicated and the way it affects your body is still being researched. Many people don’t think much beyond “less food = less weight” when it comes to...read more


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LINX: The Link to Acid Reflux Relief!

1 out of every 5 Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – better known as acid reflux. Its most frequent symptoms include a burning pain in the chest that only worsens upon lying down, nausea, and belching. However,...read more


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Is Food As Addictive As Drugs?

Food targets the “reward circuit” of the brain, according to a recent New York Times article. In the recent New York Times article, scientists have found that food and drugs work in the same way. They both have addictive...read more


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Reduce Your Risk of Developing Aggressive Breast Cancer

What is your risk of aggressive breast cancer? Can bariatric surgery help? A new study released by the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center connected obesity to aggressive breast cancer in women. What affect does obesity have on women’s...read more


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Options for a Healthier Future

“I feel as though I have a whole new life.” Sydney Lewis, 16-year-old bariatric patient, suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome—a hormonal disorder that causes weight gain, pelvic pain, and infertility. Lewis said, “There were times when I’d be curled...read more


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Is Bariatric Surgery an Option for Obese Adolescents?

Aliayha Carrasco-Garcia tried diet and exercise alone in her weight-loss efforts. Nothing helped her lose the weight. Standing at 5-foot-2 and carrying 240 pounds, bariatric surgery was her best option. Aliayha is different than most bariatric patients. She is...read more