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Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Approval: What You Need to Know

07/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Insurance approval is often a lengthy and complicated process. The staff at the Clarian Bariatrics will assist you in obtaining insurance approval. However, they cannot act on your behalf since you are the policyholder. Therefore, you will need to work with our staff and remain active in the process. Below are some steps you can take to ensure you have the best chance of obtaining coverage: Read your insurance booklet and/or speak to the insurance company prior to making any appointment for surgery.…

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Workout Music Mix: Mostly 80s!

07/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A few songs I use to get me pumped up during a workout! Workout Music Mix: Mostly 80’s! "Back on the Chain Gang" Est. BPM: 154 by the Pretenders "Beat It" Est. BPM: 135 by Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" Est. BPM: 120 by Michael Jackson "Come on Eileen" Est. BPM: 106 by Dexy's Midnight Runners "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Est. BPM: 130 by Wang Chung "Eye of the Tiger" Est. BPM: 110 by Survivor "Footloose" Est. BPM: 165 by Kenny Loggins "Girls Just Wanna…

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Do you really know how much fluid and protein you are consuming in a day?

07/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How many of us come to a follow up appointment and struggle with the following question; how many ounces of fluid and how many grams of protein are you consuming each day? If you are like me I have the hardest time keeping a physical journal of my food consumption. I will forget to pick up my journal and carry it with me plus I have the worst time figuring out exactly how much protein I had when I only eat a small portion size. My saving grace is using a website like www.sparkpeople.com to track…

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Clarian Bariatrics Performs First Single Incision Lap-Band Procedure in Indiana

07/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don Selzer, MD, a physician with Clarian Bariatrics, is the first in Indiana to perform a single incision LAP-BAND® System surgery, which results in reduced scarring, less post-operative pain and a recovery time three to four days less than standard adjustable gastric banding procedures. This procedure utilizes single incision laparoscopy, a minimally invasive approach in which the surgeon operates through a single entry point, typically the patient's belly button. All of the instruments…

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Mark Your Calendars Now!

07/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The entire staff at staff would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Clarian Bariatrics to provide your care. As a weight loss surgery patient do you know someone who has an interest in learning more about bariatric surgery and the lifestyle changes it brings? We would like to invite you and your interested guest to visit our booth at the Indiana State Fair on August 14 and 15 located in the Clarian Healthy Lifestyles pavilion. If you bring a copy of this blog post, along with an interested…

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News article: Obesity Reduces Women’s Brain Power

07/08/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Not a good week for women's health and obesity. The following article came across my Google alert. Obesity may be linked to a reduced volume of gray matter in the brains of postmenopausal women, according to a new study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine. “A subset of women from the Pittsburgh Healthy Women Study (HWS) who had been followed for an average of 15 years was invited to participate in brain-imaging studies,” said lead author…

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Recipe: Summertime Strawberry Cream

07/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The best thing we can eat for dessert is fruit. Here we have taken a delicious summertime fruit and added protein...a perfect combo! Do you have a recipe question? Then ask Annessa at annessa@flourishyourlife.com. Summertime Strawberry Cream 6 ounces silken tofu 8 ounces light vanilla yogurt 1 small package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 2 1/2 cups (about 1, 16 ounce container) cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 cups sugar-free Cool Whip In a medium bowl, beat silken tofu and vanilla pudding…

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Is weight loss surgery really for you?

07/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I’ve been posed with the question about my decision to have weight loss surgery and what I would tell someone considering this option. First and foremost this is a life changing decision, which is a huge step! Bariatric surgery is a major lifestyle change and the one thing you truly need to give yourself is TIME. You need to have a clear understanding of what you are doing and what the outcome of that action will be. My advice as a patient is research, talk to your primary care physician, ask…

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Exercising to Music!

07/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I absolutely love to workout to music, and the mix can really make the difference sometimes between a good and great workout. Music can play a big role in your motivation during a workout too. They say music has a way of touching the soul, so a good song can really keep you moving through and enjoying a workout! I’m going to sporadically give you some of my favorite workout songs and ones that I’ve found on the Internet. I’ve got a pretty wide variety in music taste, but to be safe…I…

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News Article: Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

07/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Interesting article from Forbes regarding higher instances of endometrial cancer in obese women. The first few paragraphs are below and full text about this health problem with obesity can be found by clicking the link. Obesity is already linked to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, but new research finds those extra pounds can also significantly increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, especially if she experiences early menopause. Published in the July issue of…

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