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Weight Loss Surgery: Cosmetic Benefits, Life-Saving Results

Weight Loss Surgery: Cosmetic Benefits, Life-Saving Results

What do you think of when someone mentions weight loss surgery? Like many people, you might categorize it with cosmetic procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), breast augmentation, etc. But what’s wrong with lumping it in with these procedures? What—or who—does that really hurt? The obesity stigma Unfortunately, many people who need bariatric…

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How Lifestyle Can Put A Kink in Back Health

When you think of it, the human body is really cool. Especially how everything connects and works together. Like the children’s song Dem Bones teaches, all of our many parts, directly or indirectly, are connected to our spine, which is why we use the phrase “the backbone” of something to refer to, as Merriam-Webster defines…

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BMI Doesn’t Apply to Everyone, But It Applies to Most

BMI - Body Mass Index

In bariatrics, the entry level indicator of healthy bodyweight is Body Mass Index (BMI). So why do many voice doubts about its effectiveness? The truth is, many factors contribute to our health, and as a result, it is not so simply measured. While BMI may not be the one and only indicator of healthy weight…

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Visitor Dos and Don’ts – A Guide for Drama-Free Hospital Visits

Visiting someone in the hospital doesn’t seem like something for which you’d need coaching, does it? But hospitals can be emotionally tricky and sensitive for patients especially when visitors arrive. So if you find yourself planning to pay a visit to a patient, then some of these tips may help keep the visit as pleasant…

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Free Breast Cancer Awareness & Girls’ Night Out Event

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Courtyard Marriott – Flower Mound 4330 Courtyard Way, Flower Mound, TX 75028 (Located directly behind the hospital) On October 24, be sure to drop by the Courtyard Marriott in Flower Mound. The Women’s Imaging Center will be hosting a free Breast Health Awareness and…

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Weight Loss Surgery is Not Just About Weight Loss

Weight loss surgery is a medical option for combating obesity – but losing weight and reversing obesity is not the only benefit. In addition to combating obesity, weight loss surgery also helps a variety of other medical ailments. Depending on which weight loss surgery option a patient selects, the success in countering other health issues…

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Should My Child Get the HPV Vaccine?

What is HPV? The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with nearly everyone being infected at some point in their lives. In fact, it is estimated that 79 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and around 14 million new cases occur each year. 

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