Health Center - Diet and Fitness
A healthy diet and a regular fitness routine are keys to living a long, healthy life. Reduce disease risks and symptoms and increase your quality of life by integrating healthy practices now. Your body will thank you. Unsure where to start? You've come to the right place.
Understanding Surgical Options for Obesity
If you struggle with clinically severe obesity and have been unable to reduce your weight by lifestyle changes, your health care provider may recommend surgery. Many people, including some health care professionals, wrongly believe that obese people merely need to stop eating so much to lose weight. In reality, extreme obesity is a potentially deadly disease that sometimes requires a treatment as dramatic as surgery. Surgery is an option for carefully selected patients under the care of a health care professional. The surgery, called bariatric surgery, reduces the size of your stomach, limiting the amount of food it can hold. Most physicians consider people for the surgery who: