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Fast Facts

10/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You're probably not gonna believe this one! Child safety seat manufactures are starting to make bigger models after a recent study showed that over 250,000 U.S. children ages 6 and under are too "chunky" to use them. What do you think about this change? 

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Livestrong

10/21/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Lance Armstrong is a hero to anyone who knows what it’s like to be faced with physical challenges. He is a great role model and shows us that nothing is impossible. Although he is widely known for his amazing Tour de France accomplishments, he faced his own physical challenges after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread throughout his abdomen, lungs, and brain. Lance proved to us all that effort, education, and a positive spirit can help one overcome anything. He also learned…

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How the Bariatric Process Works

10/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It has been several months since I posted this video, but I have had some requests to re-run some of our "What to Expect" series. Look for a few this week and next, and remember to leave a comment if you have any questions about weight loss surgery procedures, bariatric surgery costs or Indianapolis surgeons.  

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Have you been to our new clinic?

10/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As was mentioned earlier, Clarian Bariatrics recently moved into a new 30,000 square foot clinic space to better accommodate our program's recent growth. We now have more meeting space, a dedicated fitness room and more exam rooms. Not to mention that the new location (directly across the parking lot from the "old" one) is absolutely beautiful! So why am I telling you this? Because we want you to come check it out for yourself via visiting an upcoming support group! We are going to be having…

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News article: Weight-loss surgery brings risk of iron deficiency

10/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This article is just another reminder of how important it is to talk with your dietician to ensure that you are getting all the proper nutrients you need post-operatively. If you ever have a question about supplements, please call us at 317-275-7010. Full text of this Reuters article can be found by clicking here. Weight loss surgery can help you lose weight, but it's also likely to leave you unable to absorb iron, a new study suggests: Iron deficiency is a common problem after stomach bypass…

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News article: New coalition seeks to curb obesity in the United States

10/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'm sure we are only beginning to hear more about this special coalition of manufacturers. Some of the companies involved include General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo and United Supermarkets. What do you think about this? Does it show social consciousness on the part of these businesses or are they just being reactive to negative press? It doesn't mention that they will stop selling unhealthy snacks, just that they are committed to reducing obesity...seems a bit like a Catch 22 to me. A group…

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Walk from Obesity Photos!

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a photo of the "Walk the Talk" group taken at the October 4 Walk from Obesity. It was a great morning, and our group had a nice time bonding in the fall sunshine. You can find more pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IUHealth. If you have thought about joining a "Walk the Talk" session, what are you waiting for? We meet every Friday at Clarian Bariatrics at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring a sack lunch and comfortable clothes.  

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Recipe: Mushroom Frittata

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following recipe is from the October issue of Cooking Light magazine and is perfect for those patients on the Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). This vegetarian entrée is ideal for a light breakfast or brunch, but can also be served for dinner paired with a simple side salad. It only has five ingredients. 1 eight ounce package exotic mushroom blend ½ cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (make sure to use a high quality cheese for the best flavor) 1-1/2 teas. Chopped fresh thyme 3 large…

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Behavior Change Group! What Do We Talk About?

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following blog was written by Misty Hawkins. I'm writing today to give you an idea of which topics are covered in the Behavior Change Group offered by Clarian Bariatrics. Last Tuesday we focused on why people want to get Bariatric surgery and our unhealthy relationships with food. Now, I know that everyone's ultimate goal is to "lose weight" but what are the "real reasons" - how will losing the weight change your life for the better? Will losing weight help you live without as much pain?…

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