bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Recipe: Cucumber and Onion Salad

08/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is one of my very favorite summer salads. Easy, light, fast, refreshing and tastes great with most anything. 2 ½ cups thinly sliced unpeeled cucumbers ½ cup thinly sliced onions 1/3 cup Splenda 1/3 cup white vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Place cucumbers and onions in a non-metallic medium bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir well. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir before serving. Don’t be afraid…

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Belatedly Celebrate National Park Month

08/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

July was National Parks and Recreation Month. Even though I have written before about how lucky we are in Indiana to have some of the most beautiful parks, now add to that we are having some of the most amazing weather (minus the recent rain storm), and you have no excuse not to visit! Maintaining your weight loss after bariatric surgery is about watching what you eat and moving! Take advantage of what we have here. Get to Turkey Run in western Indiana (straight out US 36), take a hike then go for…

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News Article: Study finds low risk with bariatric surgery

08/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another great article from the Advisory board regarding common questions/concerns individuals have prior to undergoing weight loss surgery. I have put the highlights below, but would welcome anyone interested in bariatric surgery to visit us at an upcoming FREE seminar to ask even more questions. Dates can be found at ACallToChange.org. Addressing earlier concerns about the safety of bariatric surgery, a study published yesterday in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) finds that the overall risk…

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Total Body Fitness Class

08/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you haven’t visited the Clarian Bariatrics outpatient clinic lately, we want to make sure you are updated on some exciting new programs that are coming in August. I will be hosting Total Body Fitness Classes before Support Group every Tuesday night starting August 4. The class will be from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Supervised Weight Loss classroom. There class is free to attend. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring water to stay hydrated! All Clarian Bariatrics patients are…

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Clarian Bariatrics in the news!

08/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics was in the news several times last week! Click on the links below to view our recent news articles. Single-incision procedure is easier on the patient Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis,IN,USA Dr. Don Selzer is a physician at Clarian Bariatrics and associate professor of surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. ... Business Line Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA The Bariatric Center, 2901 W. Jackson St., is now named Clarian Bariatrics at Ball Memorial Hospital. Officials…

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Going Through the Emotions: Why it’s Worth the Trouble

08/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi everyone, it’s Lorie. You know we all have good and bad days and wonder if it is all worth it. I know myself I have had a rough couple of weeks, and today I read this inspirational story that was sent to me in an e-mail by Mike Kramer. It was perfect for me and I thought I would share it with all of you. I hope you get something out of like I did. Enjoy. The world can be a beautiful place, full of possibilities and life. You can feel invincible and in control. But it’s not always like…

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Self-esteem after surgery

08/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following post was written by one of my students, Eric Lester, a doctoral student from Ball State University. How do you feel about yourself after surgery? Patients who come to Clarian Bariatrics often share with us a common complaint, that they do not feel good about themselves. They give a variety of reasons for this shared feeling. Some of these reasons have a strong link to the patient’s weight, difficulty participating in enjoyable activities, and health concerns. If you have or have…

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Have you added us yet?

07/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Clarian Bariatrics is on Facebook, and we want you to become our fan! This page is just another outlet for patients (past and present) to keep connected to one another and learn about upcoming events and opportunities. If you are a Facebook member, please add us by searching for "Clarian Bariatrics" and tell your friends and family!

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Clarian Bariatrics Adds Surgeons and Moves Location to Meet Demand

07/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We sent out this information earlier in the week, and I wanted to share it with you. We are thrilled at all the changes coming to Clarian Bariatrics, and we realize it would not be possible without your continued support! You guys are the best! Exciting changes are in store for Clarian Bariatrics this summer as the program announced the addition of two full-time surgeons and a move to a new 30,000 square foot outpatient clinic to better accommodate the rapidly growing program, which has experienced…

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