Warning Signs of Stroke

Everyone should be aware of the fact that time is of critical importance once a stroke has occured. Knowing the warning signs could enable you to save your life or the life of a loved one. If warning signs are present, call 911 immediately for help. Remember that time is critical. Typical warning signs of a stroke include sudden changes from a normal state to one of the following conditions:

* Numbness or weakness on one side ...

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Weight Loss and Body Composition

Many of our patients have the opportunity to learn about “body composition” when they start a weight loss program at New Horizon. There is good reason to understand this term and what it means to all of us, especially as we age. Body composition is simply a measure of fat to lean tissue such as muscle.
Many of our weight loss patients learn that in the initial phase of weight loss, changing the ratio of fat to muscle ...

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Exercise, Nutrition and then Weight Loss, but WHY?

We do not “do” weight loss. What we do is exercise and manage our nutrition. When this is done right, weight loss will most often follow. This point is simple to understand but is sometimes hard to put into practice. To do more exercise or make changes to our daily nutrition calls upon us to step out of our comfort zone and do something different. This means work. Progress usually does mean work and ...

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Medicare Acceptance at New Horizon is Coming Soon

Many patients have asked about New Horizon taking Medicare in addition to all of the major insurance already accepted. Many of them have older family members on medicare who are looking for a medically supervised health and wellness program to lose weight and improve their overall health. New Horizon has completed it’s submission to Medicare and anticipates having the new process completed in a few weeks. New Horizon is truely excited about bringing it’s exceptional medical care ...

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Weight Loss Advocate at New Horizon

Patient advocate: By popular demand New Horizon has established the position of patient advocate so that each patient can have program related questions answered at each visit. At New Horizon, a lot of information is provided to patients by the medical team and our advocate will help clarify any aspect of a patient’s visit before they leave. The advocate will also carefully monitor week to week progress of patients.

Our weight loss patients know that we have ...

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Celebration!

Yes, today we had yet another patient reach a goal, in her case 50 lbs of weight loss in 26 weeks. On the surface this may not seem to be a big deal, but her program did not include any medications or artificial food products. She took the slow healthy road of working with the New Horizon staff on her nutrition, fitness and behavior modification. Because she has successfully modified her bahavior around nutrition and exercise, she ...

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New Horizon offers OPTIFAST weight management program

New Horizon health and Wellness Center located in Norwood, MA is an authorized administrator of the praised OPTIFAST weight management program. With a comprehensive staff consisting of practitioners, registered dietitians, wellness coaches and personal trainers, weekly visits by OPTIFAST patients achieve tremendous results. Major medical insurances cover the program visits. All of the details of the OPTIFAST weight management program are found at optifast.com. At New Horizon all meetings with patients are individual. There are ...

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OPTIFAST

OPTIFAST is a state -of-the-art weight management program that combines the talents of many people to provide a personalized weight loss experience. To lose weight, you must increase your energy expenditure and decrease your energy intake to create a negative energy balance. When you burn more calories than you consume your body begins to use stored energy (body fat) to meet your energy demands. It sounds simple but a great deal of determination and motivation is required to ...

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Toxins, Detox, New Horizon Norwood MA

The New Year is here and you have wondered about detoxing your body after hearing others give rave reviews of how they feel after their cleansing. You may not have clarity about detoxing, but your curiosity keeps you in search of more understanding.
Simply put, detoxification is a process that is crucial in helping your body stay healthy. Anthropology studies have shown that cultures from around the world have historically had cleansings and fasting rituals allowing them to refresh their ...

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U.S. health lags behind peer nations

This morning in the Providence Journal appeared an article summarizing research done by Steven H. Woolf that points to new concerns about Americans who are living shorter lives and who are generally in worse health than citizens of other wealthy nations. An extensive report released this week by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine pointed to nine health areas in which Americans came in below average. They are:
*** Infant mortality and low birth weight
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