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Weight Loss Medication

Weight loss medication plus exercise best for Maintaining Weight Loss *

Posted: Feb 03 in Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication, Weight Management Strategies by

Most people I speak with are concerned about one thing – “How much weight can I lose, and how quickly can I lose it?” (Okay – that’s two things). The majority set personal weight loss targets far exceeding what is typically seen. I spend a lot of time counseling people on realistic goals and expectations. […]

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When to Stop Weight Loss Medication *

Posted: Jun 29 in Weight Loss Medication by

Perhaps the most common question I get from both referring doctors and patients is, “When should weight loss medication be stopped?” In the good old days, it was thought that if a person could lose weight and keep it off for a time, the body would accept this lower weight as a new setpoint, and […]

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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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Semaglutide 2.4 mg – New Weight Loss Medication Preview… *

Posted: Feb 14 in Weight Loss Medication by

Just published in the New England Journal, as part of a weight loss program, the addition of semaglutide helped people with obesity lose an average of 15% of their body weight during 68 weeks of treatment. This equated to an average of 34 pounds of weight loss during the trial. Heart Safety of Semaglutide As […]

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Plenity – a New Option for Weight Loss *

Posted: Jan 30 in Medical Weight Loss News, Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Plenity is an aid for weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 40, when combined with a healthy eating and physical activity plan. Dr. Lazarus and Heather Thomas, PA-C are excited to announce that they have been accepted to the early prescriber program for Plenity. Although Plenity is planning […]

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