bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

News Article: Low Short-term Risks After Bariatric Surgery for Extreme Obesity, Study Suggests

08/07/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article brief came across on the Obesity Action Coalition's August e-newsletter. Highlights are below with a link to full text of the article: Short-term complications and death rates were low following bariatric surgery to limit the amount of food that can enter the stomach, decrease absorption of food or both, according to the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS-1). Results are reported in the July 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Less than 1 percent…

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Hair Loss in the Bariatric Patient, Part I

08/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A common fear for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery is hair loss. For most of us, our hair is important as part of our self-image but is not very important to our bodies. After surgery, the body is forced to make a choice on where to send the nutrition that is going into the body. After surgery, the body will shift nutritional stores to vital organs like the brain and heart and away from hair thus resulting in hair loss. Hair loss has many causes. The most common type of hair loss after…

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Staying Fit at the Fair

08/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Indiana State Fair begins tomorrow, and although it is known for classic carnival foods and the famous “fried” item each year, more efforts have been made to make things healthier as the years move forward. Even Clarian Health has made an impact on bringing the health focus in the fair with the Clarian Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion and Clarian Dance for Health Stage. Plus, now that it is the “Year of the Tomato” there are plenty of cooking demos and veggie food options this…

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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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