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Fast Facts from Obesity Action Coalition

01/03/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Fast Facts... The recommended amount of dietary fiber is 20 to 35 grams per day. Most Americans get less than half of this amount every day. A 2005 study that followed around 150 individuals affected by excess weight and obesity with osteoarthritis found that a weight-loss of 5 percent brought about an average 18 percent improvement in osteoarthritis symptoms, including reduced pain and improved joint function. The relative risks of hypertension in women who gained 10-22 pounds and those that gained…

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IndyStar article with Dr. Ditslear: Gastric Bypass with Da Vinci Robot

01/02/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Check out today's Indy Star article with Dr. Ditslear! Robot and surgeon are an effective team -Shari Rudavski Dr. John Ditslear is a surgeon with Clarian Bariatrics. More and more, robots are entering the operating room. Surgeons partner with the little robotic guys with thin arms to perform cancer, gynecologic and kidney surgeries. Now a robot can help surgeons with gastric-bypass operations, which resize the stomach to limit food consumption and cause weight loss. Last fall, Dr. John Ditslear,…

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Recipe of the Week: Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

01/02/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms 1 package turkey breakfast sausage 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 3 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated garlic OR garlic powder 1 (8-ounce package) light or nonfat cream cheese, room temperature 1 large egg yolk 24 large (about 2-inch-diameter) mushrooms, stemmed 1/3 cup white wine 1.) Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 15×10x2-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 2.)…

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LRHS to be named Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital


Name will officially change in early 2011 Effective early 2011, La Porte Regional Health System (LRHS) will be named Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital. The name change is part of a larger effort to establish a new identity that better aligns with Clarian Health’s, soon to be Indiana University Health’s, vision to provide one standard of care. Clarian Health announced its statewide system name change to IU Health in May. This change results from Clarian Health’s most significant…

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The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions (for weight loss)

12/30/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you happened to miss our support group last week... We discussed the problems with New Year’s Resolutions. The problem, of course, is that these resolutions rarely work. All members indicated that they had made resolutions to lose weight but had given up that promise to themselves usually by the middle of January. Why are resolutions notoriously ineffective? Many reasons, actually. And all of the reasons go hand in hand with the challenge of change. Resolutions usually are very vague (I…

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Clarian Bariatrics Support Group Recipe Contest!

12/29/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

And The Winner Is….. At our Tuesday night Support group on December 21st, we had a recipe contest! Patients brought in different appetizers and we voted on the best on. Marilynne Schafer won the contest for her Chili Con Queso Dip! 1 can Ro-tel Tomatoes with Green Chiles 16 oz Velveeta 2% cheese Assorted Raw Vegetables Melt Cheese. Add tomatoes and chilies. Stir. Thanks Marilynne for your great recipe! Vegetable Pizza Dip 1 container Low Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese ½ cup Pizza Sauce…

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Chef Ann Cooper is making changes in the way kids eat!

12/28/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As it says on Jamie Oliver's website, "Chef Ann is a true inspiration to Jamie and the Food Revolution campaign as she relentlessly fights to change the way children eat." The unstoppable Chef Ann Cooper talks to the Food Revolution Wed 22 Dec 2010 @ 11:58 Janey Gourlay “It has been a whirlwind year” beams Chef Ann Cooper and well she might as the original renegade lunch lady is tackling the US food system and with growing success. After founding the non-profit Food, Family, Farming…

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Child Nutrition Bill Signed into Law

12/26/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

From Jamie Oliver's website: A landmark step as the Child Nutrition Bill is signed in to law Wed 22 Dec 2010 @ 11:58 Margo Wootan With the Child Nutrition Bill signed in to law last week, improvements to child nutrition programs across the US have been set in motion. Lending her expert voice, Margo Wootan, has been one of the leading advocates for changes to the federal child nutrition legislation. Having worked for several years to see through these major changes she explains what we can expect…

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Great Healthy Holiday Recipes!

12/25/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are looking to make a healthy holiday dinner this weekend, here are a few ideas from Jamie Oliver (click on the title links to see the full recipes):roasted marmalade ham (usa imperial version) main courses | serves 10 plus If you’ve got a family dinner or a party coming up, or you want to reinvent the Sunday roast, there’s nothing outrageous about buying a ham and cooking it this way. You can feed loads of people and st... braised greens (usa imperial version) snacks and…

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