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(BPT) - According to the American Medical Association, approximately one in three Americans are obese, leaving at least one third of the country at risk for many health problems including type 2 diabetes, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.1
Northwest Medical Center (NMC) last week broke ground for a $46 million expansion that will deliver a new surgical wing and add four minimally invasive operating room (OR) suites to the existing dozen ORs in the hospital.
For individuals looking to lose weight, but hesitant to try the numerous dieting methods available, the Southern Arizona Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery may be the answer.
T hese days it seems everyone is looking to lose weight, be it to improve on an athletic goal or look better in skinny jeans. Most will take up running three times a week, maybe cut down on desserts for a while. But what if all of these measures have been taken to no avail? When running a mile is physically impossible, and trading chips for carrots feels like starvation? This is where the Weight Loss Institute comes in.
Many of us have been on some type of diet in our lives. Some of us have spent our entire lives trying the latest fad diet, each time ending up right back where we started. And 90 percent of diets fail in the long run.
Organizers from the Healthiest Town in America are looking for sponsors and vendors to participate in the third annual event on Saturday, March 5.
Jan Offret, chief nursing officer at Northwest Medical Center, has been honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award from Community Health Systems, one of the nation's leading systems of general acute-care hospitals.
OV Hospital surgeon earns recognition
Lose half your body weight? It's now achievable, thanks to a new, highly successful surgical weight loss procedure called vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
courtesy photos, Cristin Grant weighed 286 pounds, left. Today, above, she's 130 pounds lighter.
courtesy photos, Mark Inskeep, holding the same shorts above that he was wearing at left, has lost 272 of his original 474 pounds since weight loss surgery.
Sarah J. Lee, M.D., has moved Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatrics to a newly built office at 1850 E. Innovation Park in Oro Valley.
March 22, 2006 - As Erich Covey drifted to sleep, the green-masked woman who was stroking his hand told him, "You're going to be really good. This is going to make a really huge difference in your life."