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Understanding the Link Between Weight and Heart Disease

by Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Chair of Cardiac Services for Valley Medical Group and Director of the Valley Health System/Cleveland Clinic Affiliation

Posted on February 1, 2019

Are you taking steps to maintain a healthy weight to improve your overall heart health? If not, you are not alone. 
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Medically Managed Weight Loss: A Nonsurgical Approach to a Healthier Weight

by Melissa Bagloo, M.D., Director, Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management, The Valley Hospital

Posted on June 27, 2017

Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable. If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70.7 percent of adults who are 20 years of age and older are considered to be overweight and/or obese. This is especially worrying because obesity can lead to a number of serious, and sometimes even fatal, health conditions. 
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Are You Guilty of Overeating During the Holidays? Check Out These Simple Ways to Beat Weight Gain

by Meredith Urban, MS, RD, CDN, The Center for Metabolic Surgery and Weight-Loss Management, The Valley Hospital

Posted on January 10, 2017

As we look forward to the fresh start that a new year brings, many of us will also be struggling with the addition of the unwanted pounds we’ve gained during the holidays. In my role as a bariatric nutritionist, I have acquired a few tips and tools that can help you get back on track—and, hopefully, back to your goal weight!
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New Year, New You: Weight Loss Resolutions

by Melissa Bagloo, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital’s Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on January 5, 2016

As we look towards 2016, many of us will be making lists of New Year’s resolutions.  Oftentimes, our goals focus on achieving physical wellness through consistent exercise and healthy eating. Both of these goals are integral parts of overall wellbeing—but what happens when diet and exercise is not enough? 
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Maintain a Healthy Diet Through the Holidays and All Winter Long

by Joseph R. Juliano, D.T.R., Nutrition and Wellness Manager, A Recipe for Life Program

Posted on November 13, 2013

Let’s face it—food and the holidays go hand-in-hand. But you can make it through New Year's and beyond without gaining weight.  Here are some tips from The Valley Hospital’s Recipe for Life program to help you to eat right and still have fun over the holidays.
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Should Obesity Be Considered a Disease?

by Beth A. Schrope, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Director The Valley Hospital Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on July 8, 2013

Last month The American Medical Association (AMA) – the largest organization of physicians in the United States – formerly recognized obesity as a disease.  The AMA took this step to focus attention on this country’s obesity epidemic and advance obesity treatment and prevention. In doing so the AMA joins a number of leading organizations that have previously recommended this classification, including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Obesity Society.
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Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery

by Beth A. Schrope, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Director The Valley Hospital Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on May 8, 2013

Weight-loss surgery has made headlines lately with the announcement that N.J. Governor Chris Christie underwent gastric band surgery in February as part of his decades-long battle to lose weight. As a result, some of you may be wondering if the surgery is right for you.

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