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April 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/02/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the spring break trips and summer barbeques around the corner, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a…

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February 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

01/30/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the holidays approaching, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time…

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New Year’s Healthy Resolution

01/01/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Most times, a New Year resolution is a step in improving the year ahead of you. There are many different resolutions that are made every year, most however focus on health.   For example, maybe they wish to lose weight; exercise more often; cook healthier meals;…

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Hernias

12/18/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossExerciseMaternity

This holiday season one should be aware of the risk of hernias; they can be caused by lifting heavy items, like presents and present bags. Globally, 20 million hernia repairs are preformed in hospitals each year. What is a hernia? The most common hernia, inguinal hernia, occurs when soft tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The bulge can be painful especially when lifting or coughing. Nearly 75 percent of hernias are inguinal hernias. They are not life-threatening by themselves,…

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Healthy Holiday Eating

11/13/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

I always tend to gain a few extra pounds around the holidays.  Can you please provide a few strategies I can use to prevent this from happening this year? Preventing weight gain over the holidays is an important step for your health.  On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays.  This may not seem like much, but the problem occurs when this weight is not lost leading to a gradual gain over the years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana now has the…

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How to Maintain Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

11/03/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery is difficult and requires a complete lifestyle change with nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. A study published in July 2013 showed in order to maintain weight loss after surgery you must make two changes; 1) Follow the post-surgery meal plan with no snacking or grazing between meals. 2) Attend support group. The likelihood of maintaining weight loss was double (92% vs. 40%) in those who attended support group after surgery. Make sure to check…

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November 2014 Bariatric Support Groups

10/30/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the holidays approaching, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time…

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IU Health Bariatrics Support Groups

10/08/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. Support groups are offered for both pre and post-surgery patients. Learn strategies, ask questions and the receive support you need during your journey. Participate in activities that help you discover new ways to stay motivated, cope with physical changes and incorporate lifestyle changes into your everyday life. IU Health Bariatrics understands…

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September Bariatric Support Groups

08/27/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-Person Support Group Meetings Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday Thursday, Sept. 4 IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group at 6 pm Monday, Sept. 8 IU Health Bariatrics Support Group at 6 pm in K130 at IU Health North Hospital Q&A with Dr. Don Selzer, Medical Director of IU Health Bariatrics   IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 18 IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 9 am Upcoming Support Groups at IU Health North Hospital October 6 –…

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