Type 1 diabetes

What is Type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Causes Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age. It is most often diagnosed…

Post Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Post gastric bypass surgery food diet You had gastric bypass surgery. This surgery made your stomach smaller by closing off most of your stomach with staples. It changed the way your body handles the food you eat. You will eat…

Post Weight Loss Surgery Questions

What to ask your doctor after weight loss surgery? Weight-loss surgery is done to help you lose weight and get healthier. After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before. Depending on the type of…

Weight Loss Surgery

What to ask your doctor before weight loss surgery? Weight-loss surgery is done to help you lose weight and get healthier. After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before. Depending on the type of…

Gastric bypass surgery

What is Gastric bypass surgery?  Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with…

Lap Band Surgery Risks

Lap Band Health Risks Risks for anesthesia are: Allergic reactions to medicines Breathing problems Risks for surgery are: Blood clots in the legs that may travel to your lungs Blood loss Infection, including in the surgery site, lungs (pneumonia), or…

Laparoscopic gastric banding

What is Laparoscopic gastric banding? Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount…

What is BMI Index?

What is Your Body Mass Index? The health care profession uses a formula called BMI (body mass index), which takes your height and your weight, put in a formula and comes up with your body mass index (BMI). This chart…

Consumers Weight Loss Red Flags

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If the claim looks too good to be true, it probably is. Did you know…  Weight Loss Products promising incredible – too good to be true outcomes still appear regularly in mainstream media. Despite claims to the contrary, there are…

How to Keep the Weight Off

Keeping Weight Off The National Weight Control Registry gives consumers clues about what other consumers reported to have worked to shed the weight: Keep eating fewer calories. Exercise regularly. Over 90% of those who’ve kept their weight off use physical activity…

Glycemic Index

Counting Carbs? Understand Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Some claim it…

HPV

HPV and Cancer HPV Fast Facts: Some types of sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses (HPVs) can cause genital warts. Other types, called high-risk or oncogenic HPVs, can cause cancer. High-risk HPVs cause virtually all cervical cancers. They also cause most anal…