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The Risks of Medical Tourism

Sometimes people considering a medical procedure feel it is cost prohibitive to have it done in the United States and will look elsewhere, such as Mexico, to have a cheaper surgery. The practice of traveling to another country to have a cheaper medical procedure is known as medical tourism. Unfortunately, surgery in another country isn’t…

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Weight Loss Surgeon in Dallas Explains the Necessity of Thorough Pre- and Post-Surgical Care Services

Dr. Manuel Castro, Medical Director of the DFW Bariatric Institute and Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Destiny Surgery Center, discusses the importance of access to comprehensive care and support before and after weight loss surgery. Dallas, TX – Surgical treatments for individuals fighting severe obesity have helped thousands of people across America lose significant…

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Tackling a Buffet

Eating out not only allows you to take in more fat and salt at your meal, but it can also result in overeating if you are not careful. Buffets can be a double edged sword, in that, they are great way to accommodate the whole family, however can be a diet disaster if you do…

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ReShape® Vs. ORBERA™ Vs. Obalon Gastric Balloons for Weight Loss

Weight loss treatment is ever expanding. Gastric Balloons become another tool in the box, and though it is not meant to replace weight loss surgery, it is a tool with possible wide implications. Though, typically, weight loss surgery is intended for people who are about 100 lbs. or more overweight, there are several millions more…

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Kielbasa Sausage & Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients: – 1 bunch of broccoli, chopped -1 red bell pepper, sliced -1 green bell pepper, sliced -1 bunch of asparagus, chopped into 1” sections -14 oz. kielbasa turkey sausage, sliced into ½” sections -1 tsp. salt -1 tsp. pepper -1 tsp. garlic powder -1 tsp canola oil -1/4 cup parmesan cheese -non-stick cooking spray…

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Starting The New Year Off On The Right Foot

Are you ready for 2017? Were you able to accomplish everything you wanted to in 2016? Did you meet your weight loss goal? Or maybe you started taking steps towards losing weight in preparation for surgery? Below are the dietitian’s top 5 tips to help you start your New Year right! #1. Start fresh. Dig…

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Pumpkin Dip

-1 15 oz. can pumpkin -8 oz. plain Greek yogurt -1/2 cup Splenda or Stevia -1 1/2 tsp. vanilla -1 tsp cinnamon -1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy with sliced apples as a healthy Thanksgiving treat!

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

You can still have a traditional Thanksgiving without the extra starches (carbs!) Modify some of your holiday favorites to fit into your meal plan: Avoid frying or breading meats. Ham, turkey, & beef tenderloin are loaded with protein and don’t need the extra carbs to taste delicious! Use cauliflower for a mock mashed potatoes dish…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Healthy

1. Avoid Skipping Meals Skipping meals can ultimately cause you to take in more candy than planned due to low blood sugars. 2. Make Halloween a Physical Activity Event Don’t miss a great opportunity to get your exercise in. Make a family game plan to walk to as many houses as you can! 3. Avoid…

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