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Obesity Medicine

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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What is Body Mass Index (BMI)? *

Posted: Sep 10 in Health And Wellness, Obesity Medicine by

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a ratio of a person’s weight divided by their height squared in metric. If working with pounds and inches, take pounds divided by inches squared and multiply by 703. Alternatively, use this handy BMI calculator (below) to calculate your BMI. BMI: Some History and Definitions Well, yes and no. […]

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Menopause, Manopause, and Weightopause *

Posted: Aug 24 in Obesity Medicine by

Menopause We are are very familiar with the idea of menopause – at some point, the ovaries shut down production of estrogen and progesterone, the menstrual cycle stops, and we are met with hot flashes, sleep disturbance, mood irritability, sexual dysfunction and often weight gain as a result. Many women choose to go on hormone […]

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Should I Be On Weight Loss Medication? *

Posted: Jul 14 in Medical Weight Loss News, Obesity Medicine, Weight Loss Medication by

Prescription weight loss medications (which used to be called appetite suppressants, and now are also called anti-obesity medications) can help people lose weight, and more importantly, keep the weight off. The medications we use today are approved by the FDA for people with a BMI over 27 with other weight-related health problems, or over 30 […]

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Understanding Obesity as a Disease *

Posted: Apr 29 in Clinical Nutrition Center News, Obesity Medicine by

Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA). What does this mean to you? First, if it’s a disease, it is something that affects you but does not define you. People are affected by cancer, and we treat it. People are not cancerous. People are affected by obesity, and we […]

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