bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Clarian Bariatrics in the news!

09/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This week we have had two great news stories, which feature Clarian Bariatrics staff members! Below you will find an interview with Dr. Samer Mattar, Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of our weight loss surgery program, and Erin Light, Fitness and Health Specialist.  Researchers using pig tissue to help heal human wounds WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA "Pigs have been a very popular or common animal to use," says Dr. Samer Mattar, bariatric surgeon at Clarian Bariatrics in Indianapolis.…

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Living Lightly Fair this Weekend

09/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don't know about your family, but we are always looking for fun things to do while being outdoors. This sounds like something interesting, and it has to do with Living Green in Indiana! I have posted the first few paragraphs of the event description below and you can click the link to learn more about the day's activities. Hopefully, I'll see you there! Living Lightly at Minnetrista, a free resource fair for sustainable lifestyles, will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. For a…

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News article: Bariatric surgery may be only option in weight loss

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this posting in the Detroit Free Press and thought it was full of wonderful information for those individuals considering weight loss surgery in Indiana or elsewhere in the state. I will post the first few paragraphs below and you can find full text on questions related to bariatric weight loss surgery by clicking the link. Question: I am 5 feet 6 and weigh 240 pounds. I also have Type 2 diabetes. I know I need to lose weight, but knee problems have kept me from exercising, and weight-loss…

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New Beginner Run/Walk Program

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I apologize for not getting this up sooner, but I wanted to share with you one of many opportunities for individuals to get fit with others! The "First Steps" program at The Running Company is a great opportunity to meet new people and work towards a healthier, happier you! Below are descriptions of two great programs that are currently offered. Please contact the running company for more information, including when the next "First Steps" session will begin. Also, don't forget to join us for…

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Reminder: Support Groups Tonight!

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a quick reminder that we will be having support group tonight at the Clarian Bariatrics clinic. This will be our divided group session and all new patients, one year or less post-op and band patients will be split into smaller groups starting at 6 p.m. For all the one year or greater post-op patients, we will be taking a field trip! Please plan on meeting at Kroger (5025 West 71st Street, Indianapolis) for a grocery store tour! We will alos begin at 6 p.m. Call us at 317-275-7010 if you have…

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Join Our Team!

09/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics' “Walk the Talk” is gearing up for another charity event! We have created a team for the three mile Walk from Obesity event this year. We would love all of you to join us, so we can continue to raise money and spread awareness about obesity. Our last walk was very successful, and we even got a picture with the First Lady Cheri Daniels! I have set a goal for us to have at least 50 participants on our team for this one, and every patient that signs up with our team…

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News article: Children: Seeing a Family Benefit in Obesity Surgery

09/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A short read from the New York Times that I wanted to share with you all. Children born to women who had bariatric surgery for obesity may face a lower risk of severe obesity themselves, a study suggests. The study, of 111 children born to 49 mothers who had a type of weight-loss surgery called biliopancreatic diversion, found that babies born after the operation had lower birth weights than those born before, and their risk of becoming severely obese as children was one-third the risk of those born…

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News article: Obese People Are At Greater Risk For Developing Alzheimer’s

09/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This story is very personal as my grandmother has been battling this disease for the past two years. Although she was never obese during her lifetime, it shows that Alzheimer's is indiscriminate in whom it can affect. I simply want to share this article in the hopes that it can raise awareness of this horrible disease. The first few paragraphs are below, and the full text can be found here. Obesity is on a rampage, with the World Health Organization pegging the numbers at more than 300 million…

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Back to School Healthy Lunches

09/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s school time again! I found this article in Indiana Living Green and want to remind everyone to not only be conscious of the healthy food we eat but to also pass that along to our children! The American Dietetic Association suggests following the ABCs when it comes to packing your children’s lunches. Aim for four food groups, by including whole grains, dairy, protein and fruits and vegetables. Be creative. Not all children like the standard sandwich of meat between two slices of bread.…

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Support Group on Tuesday!

09/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a quick reminder about support group next week: When: September 15 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clarian Bariatrics Groups will be divided between band, new bypass and sleeve patients, and > 1 year post-op patients. The >1 year post op group will be having a grocery store tour! Plan to meet at the lobby of Kroger at 5025 West 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Hope to see you then!

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