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Weight loss

New Weight Loss Medication Wegovy™ Approved by the FDA *

Posted: Jun 04 in Weight Loss Medication by

Today the FDA approved semaglutide 2.4 mg weekly injection for chronic weight management. The brand name will be Wegovy™.* The molecule semaglutide has been used for the treatment of type II diabetes for the past 5 years at doses of up to 1 mg. Novo Nordisk is also seeking an approval for a 2 mg […]

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Conquering Stress Eating *

Posted: Jun 04 in Weight loss, Weight Management Strategies by

Many people trying to lose weight believe that obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little. We think that if we could just eat less and move more, we’d lose the extra pounds. Why is it then that all to often, we lose the weight, but find that it creeps back on […]

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The Earwax Ball that Saved a Man’s Life *

Posted: May 21 in Obesity Medicine by

Could it really be true? Could a ball of earwax save a man’s life? A man came to see me complaining that he couldn’t hear out of one ear. It only took a few moments for me to remove the cerumen impaction and restore his hearing. This was my first visit with this gentleman (let’s […]

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Four Elements of a Successful Weight Loss Program *

Posted: May 03 in Weight Management Strategies by

Wegovy – Looking for Wegovy information? Sorry – email program keeps messing up my links! Click here for the Wegovy article… -Dr. L Let’s face it – losing weight, and more importantly, keeping it off, can feel like a huge challenge. While many get off to a great start and initially lose weight, the challenge […]

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Overcoming Shame and Guilt *

Posted: Apr 20 in Weight loss, Weight Management Strategies by

In my 25 years practicing medicine, I have never seen a medical problem associated with more shame and guilt than obesity. If a person is diagnosed with high blood pressure, they usually accept that this is a medical problem and are willing to take medications, schedule follow-up visits and have the blood pressure monitored. The […]

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