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New Physician Joins Gosport Family Practice

10/06/2010 | Announcements

BLOOMINGTON, IND. – This week, the Southern Indiana Medical Group welcomed Meredith Lulich, M.D. to its Gosport Family Practice. Dr. Lulich joins John Stearley, M.D. and Nurse Practitioner Peggy Ann Walters at the practice. Dr. Lulich is board-eligible in internal medicine. She earned a medical degree from the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and completed a residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Visit…

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Quality of Life: Issues that affect weight loss patients

10/05/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When we speak of quality of life, we are really talking about your subjective sense of your happiness in different areas of your life. As a psychologist at Clarian Bariatrics, I certainly take into account how weight issues have affected the weight loss patients’ satisfaction with life. I have heard many patients talk about how they have been bullied, teased, and have missed out on so many things in life because of their weight. Bariatric surgery is a beginning step to promoting a better quality…

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Visit Clarian Bariatrics Next Week for Exciting Support Groups!

10/05/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 5th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class · Come for thirty minutes of exercise with Fitness Coach, Erin Light 6:00-7:00 p.m. Support Group · Topic: “What is Beautiful”                                           Body Image Presentation by Dr. Kim Gorman       This group is for ALL patients. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Behavior Change Group ·…

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Obesity Facts

10/04/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here are some facts that were in the last Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) email newsletter. Fast Facts: As of 2008, the prevalence of obesity among children (6-11 years) was 19.6 percent and adolescents (12-19 years) was 18.1 percent. A person with obesity is around 60 percent more likely to develop arthritis than someone of normal body weight. Technically speaking, there are only two essential fatty acids, or EFAs: the Omega-6 fatty acid Linoleic Acid (LA) and the Omega-3 fatty acid Alpha Linolenic…

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First-Ever Report on the Individual Cost of Obesity Unveiled

10/03/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Press Release: First-Ever Report on the Individual Cost of Obesity Unveiled WASHINGTON – The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services’ Department of Health Policy today released a report that, for the first time, calculated the startlingly high individual costs of obesity to Americans. The report, “A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States,” authored by Avi Dor, Professor and Director of Health Economics…

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Great Liver Reduction Diet Recipe for Fall!

10/01/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As I mentioned before, I know a lot of people look for liver reduction diet recipes after weight loss surgery. With fall here, I thought I would post a great "fall" recipe I found on the website, Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 3 tablespoons flour 1 onion cut into ½-inch chunks 4 cloves garlic, slivered 1 large butternut squash (2½ pounds), peeled…

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the Clarian Bariatrics Fall Festival!

09/30/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics Fall Festival! When: October 9th Time: 6:30-9:30 pm Location: Russell Farms                 12290 East 191st St                 Noblesville, IN 46060 Come for an evening of fun! Bring a covered dish to share as well as lawn chairs and roasting sticks! RSVP to Sarah Muntel at 317-275-7015 or to to let us know if you can attend!

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New Approaches Apply to Weight Loss Patients

09/29/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have the best conversations with my weight loss patients, and there is something so wonderful about those moments where we both go “Ah ha!” and discover a tiny block between the present moment and the dreams and desires that they are reaching for. I wanted to share a significant story with you about someone struggling to gain the passion for exercise. When I met this patient he was recently post-weight loss surgery and I could sense that he had a strong desire to begin exercising. The…

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Fit Find: Gymboss

09/28/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With all the fitness gadgets out on the market, it is sometimes hard to find ones that are truly going to help us (rather than just rob us of money!). I’m not a big gadget-girl, but I have found a gadget or two that have helped me on my fitness journey. One of my favorites is a simple, inexpensive tool that helps push me a little bit in my workout sessions. It is a little interval timer system that you wear like an old-fashioned pager (or a new-age pedometer I guess!) and is called Gymboss.…

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Challenge of Change

09/27/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here’s what you missed from support group on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2010. The topic for the pre-weight loss surgery and less than one year post-weight loss surgery group was change. As we noted, all of us go through change. It is the one constant in life, actually. But why is change so hard? Patients suggested that it is scary to change and so we try to avoid that fear by not engaging in change behaviors. Others talked about how low self confidence makes it hard to change. And yet, we ask all of…

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